Visual Art in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
My photograph, Shell.
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 / Fort Worth Art Gallery Openings
I am back posting D/FW Gallery Openings on the original page. It makes it easier to print out and take with you. I update the list when I get a new opening. On days with a lot of openings, I list by locations, which makes it much easier to play your trip. I will leave openings up for a week or two if you want to catch up on what you missed.
Enjoy, joel Sampson, editor
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
American Photographs, 1845 to Now - is up at the Amon Carter Museum thru Feb. 12, 2017. It includes 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. I am proud that my large color photograph in Amon Carter, Shell, was included in the exhibit. Obviously, it's an excellent show!
Dallas Museum of Art - Cat lovers (and more) will enjoy Devine Felines, Cats of Ancient Egypt which opens October 6th. Egyptian art is kind of a weak spot for the DMA, and it should be an interesting show.
Monet - The Early Years - At the Kimbell Art Museum (of course). It opens October 15th and hangs thru January, 29th (2017). I'm sure it will be a big draw. Show me the Monet!
Shaken, Stirred, Styled - The Art of the Cocktail - opens at the Dallas Museum of Art November 17th. The DMA has an excellent design collection and it should be good. I'll drink to that!
Kaws - is back at the Modern of Fort Worth October 20 to January 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.