Visual Art in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
Few cities have more art or better art than we now have in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. From the second largest contemporary art museum in the U.S. to the world class Nasher Sculpture Center - there is lots going on!
The Dallas / Fort Worth area (called the Metroplex) also has anactive group of working artists, art centers, and many great privategalleries. In addition to our six major art museums, we have severalsmaller art museums that are very special. This non-commercial web sitelists them all with links and a few comments.
We also feature the art museums in Texas and the Southwest. Texas is truly State of the Arts! And Oklahoma is OK too!
We have some great art in Big D and Cowtown! Y'all come and see it!
Dallas Gallery Openings - Saturday August 27
Talley Dunn Gallery - 5020 Tracy St. (6 - 8 pm) with David Bates
East Dallas / Fair Park
Dallas Gallery Openings - Thursday, September 1
David Dike - 2613 Fairmount (5:30 - 8 pm)
Fort Worth Gallery Openings - Saturday, September 10
Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night - It's a party all over town with all art galleries, museums and art spaces open. Plan ahead for this event! Pickup a map and info at any FW gallery. Start here:
Dallas Gallery Openings - Saturday, September 10
A bunch to come!
CADD Third Thursday Happy Hour - Thursday, September 15
Craighead Green Gallery - 1011 Dragon (5:30 - 7 pm)
Museum Late Night - Friday, September 16
Both the DMA and Nasher are open until Midnight with music and many special events.Check their websites for a detailed schedule. The Nasher is free! The DMA is $15 for non-members.
Dallas DADA Art Walk - Saturday, September 24
Over 30 Dallas Galleries are open from Noon to 8 pm.
Texas Contemporary -
Art Fair runs Sept. 29th to October 2. It's at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. I missed it last year, but it is well worth the trip to Houston. More info.
DF/W and Texas Art Museum News
Vermmer at the DMA - The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is one of his last. A rare opportunity to view the work from a private collection.
Modern of Fort Worth - The Frank Stella exhibit is wonderful. It has a great deal of 3-d work plus some work drawings. It closes September 18th. Don't miss it!
Kaws - is back at the Modern of Fort Worth October 20 to Januayr 29th. His cartoon-like work is interesting.
Degas: A New Vision - Offers the most significant international survey in three decades of the work of Edgar Degas. Opens October 16th at the MFA in Houston. it includes over 200 works and is the only U.S. venue.
Modern Spanish Art - from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo (Madrid), it features 90 works by 50 artists, never shown in the U.S. It hangs at the Meadows at SMU from Oct. 9 through Jan. 29.
Modern of Fort Worth - Donald Sultan The Disaster Paintings is up from Feb. 19th to April 23 next year. We met him at the Modern a few years ago, a really nice person and his work is interesting.