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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks


by Hady Mawajdeh 7 Dec 2016

There’s a lot to do in the North Texas arts scene this week including a new Texas themed art show in Tyler, a “Game of Thrones” inspired museum event at the DMA and a Dallas Opera concert conducted six of the worlds rising stars.

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Looking to get out of the house this week? How about checking  out some of the arts events happening around North Texas? The Dallas Museum of Art hosts a “Game of Thrones” themed night, artist Cor Fahringer opens a show exploring identity norms and intimacy at the Umbrella Gallery and Dallas’ homeless community shows their artistic prowess at the downtown branch of the library.

Also, if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, avoid binge-watching Christmas movies and instead, check out the Seasonal Dance & Nutcracker Performances around town. And, for something the kids are sure to love, find more holiday suggestions in Art&Seek Jr’s weekly post.

Wednesday

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Artful Living with Makoto Fujimura – Visual artist Makoto Fujimura visits the Museum of Biblical Art to discuss his newest book “Silence and Beauty”and to chat about embracing new cultures through art.

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge: It’s a Dickens of a Christmas – Pack up your lunch, toss it into a brown back and head to Dallas’ Hall of State at Fair Park to hear about the light-hearted adventure of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Dallas Historical Society’s Rose-Mary Rumbley will lead this discussion.

Thursday

Off the Wall13473479745_913d7a8234_z – The Dallas Museum of Art’s monthly “Off The Wall” series takes a unique look at art tonight through the lens of the pop culture phenomenon “Game of Thrones.” Join them as they play GoT inspired games and tour the museum’s collection.

Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk – Get an early start to the weekend and check out the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk. Sip and shop while enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions.

Friday

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Jim Jefferies – Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular comics on the circuit. He’s released five major specials in seven years and on Friday at the Majestic Theatre, his observations may challenge your beliefs.

Jessica Lang Dance – TITAS – one of Dallas’ primary presenters of music and dance – has brought New York City’s Jessica Lang Dance to Winspear Opera House. So come on out and become immersed in the beauty of movement.

Saturday

 

77117-1Cor Fahringer: As We Lie, As We Lay – Intermedia artist Cor Fahringer unveils new work Saturday evening at the Umbrella Gallery in Dallas. The work explores identity norms and intimacy through various objects including coin-operated machines, music box players, and three generations of garments.

The Dallas Opera Institute of Women Conductors – The Dallas Opera presents six of the world’s most exciting women conductors from across the globe. Join them at the Winspear Opera House as they guiding the audience through exciting moments in opera.

Sunday

77278-1Flora and Fauna – Sunday is the opening of the exhibition “Flora and Fauna” at the Tyler Museum of Art. Visit their galleries as they display 20 of the region’s most prominent contemporary artists whose work is highlighting the unique plant and animal life of the Texas landscape.

Posada Dallas – The Latino Cultural Center presents “Posada” – a procession that re-creates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The event features folk dancers, mariachis and a children’s craft zone.

Monday

77189-1Stewpot Artists at The Bradshaw Gallery – There are nearly 4000 homeless individuals living in Dallas. Some of those individuals are artists that need a way to express themselves. That’s where the Stew Pot Art program comes in. See their work at Dallas’ downtown library.

Rebirth After the Holocaust – The Dallas Holocaust Museum and the Center for Education and Tolerance present a special exhibition that depicts the true story of Jewish survivors who, after experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust, rebuilt their lives from the ground up in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp.

Tuesday

76816-1KXT 91.7 Presents Kurt Vile – Philadelphia native Kurt Vile has been making solo albums since 2008, but 2015’s “b’lieve i’m goin down…” was his breakout hit. The album was praised by critics for being real and having a sense of vulnerability. Now, he’s bringing his band The Violators to Dallas’ Trees.

Arts District Chorale – Sing We Now of Christmas – What happens when cherubic childrens’ voices, the distinguished Arts District Chorale, and an angelic harp come together? A stunning holiday concert. Join the Arts District Chorale as they sing holiday standards with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas.

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