7 Must-See Texas Museum Exhibitions During Dallas Art Fair
This eight-month rotating exhibition incorporates video work by several international artists, investigating the ways in which advances in technology have affected perceptions and depictions of personal identity. The artists—from ars viva prize winner New Museum Triennial co-curator
Several concurrent exhibitions will also be on free public view at the Museum. The special exhibition “Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets” is $16 or free with a Dallas Art Fair ticket.
“Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet” is on view Apr. 10–Dec. 6, 2015.
“Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets” is on view Mar. 15–Jul. 5, 2015.
Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, open from 11 am to 5 pm Tues.–Wed. and Fri.–Sun., and from 11 am to 9 pm Thurs. Free general admission.
Dallas’s Nasher Sculpture Center boasts a collection of sculptural work by world-renowned artists from Picasso to Rodin. On view during Dallas Art Fair is an exhibition of 50 years of work by Texas native
“Melvin Edwards: Five Decades” is on view Jan. 31–May 10, 2015.
Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, open from 11 am to 5 pm Tues.–Sun. Adults $10, seniors and military $7, students $5, under 12 free.
Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas promises a permanent collection that captures the American West’s history and pioneering spirit through paintings, drawings, and sculptures made mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Spurred by his homesickness while living in depression-era NYC, collector C.R. Smith gravitated toward western art for its affinities to Texan sensibilities and traditions.
Blanton Museum of Art is located at 200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Austin, open from 10 am to 5 pm Tues.–Fri. (to 9 pm the third Thurs. of the month), from 11 am to 5 pm Sat., and from 1 to 5 pm Sun. Current UT faculty/students/staff, 12 and under, and Thurs. free admission, adults $9, seniors $7, students of other colleges and youth (ages 13–21) $5.
Untitled (Life in California) (2014), courtesy of Ballroom Marfa, photo by Jennifer Boomer
“Sam Falls” is on view Mar. 13–Aug. 16, 2015. Ballroom Marfa is located at 108 East San Antonio Street, Marfa, open from 10 am to 6 pm Wed.–Sat. and from 10 am to 3 pm Sun. Free admission (suggested $5 donation).
In Houston, The Menil Collection offers an exhibition of work by 20th-century color field pioneer
“Barnett Newman: The Late Work” is on view Mar. 27–Aug. 2, 2015.
The Menil Collection is located at 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, open from 11 am to 7 pm Wed.–Sun. Free admission.
While Contemporary Arts Museum Houston features exciting exhibitions during the fair, if you’re able to stick around Texas after the fair’s close, consider a return to the museum. Never one to shy from the provocative,
“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” is on view Apr. 18–Aug. 2, 2015.
CAMH is located at 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, open from 10 am to 7 pm Tues., Wed., Fri., from 10 am to 9 pm Thurs., from 10 am to 6 pm Sat., and from 12 pm to 6 pm Sun. Free admission.
This collaborative group installation is the culmination of a Rice University seminar titled “Learning from Houston,” which was taught by members of Tokyo architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow and architect and professor Jesús Vassallo. During the course students learned about the past, present, and future of Houston’s iconic row houses, nicknamed “shotgun” houses, which are the focus of the exhibition. The show features a full-scale mock-up of five row houses that visitors can walk through and learn about art and architecture, sustainability and housing politics, urban studies, and public space.
“SHOTGUN” is on view Jan. 30–May 17, 2015. Rice University Art Gallery is located at 6100 Main Street, 352 Sewall Hall, Houston, open from 11 am to 5 pm Tues.–Wed., from 11 am to 7 pm Thurs., from 11 am to 5 pm Fri.–Sat., and from 12 to 5 pm Sun. Free admission.
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