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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Therese Powell 31 Jul 2019

Mark your calendars. There are some great Art&Seek picks for the coming week.

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We’re coming into our third month of summer, otherwise known as the hazy, lazy days of summer. Don’t let the heat stop you from making memories with family and friends. Step inside a frosty theater and see a show, or stop by an equally chilly museum or gallery and take in an exhibition. Whatever you decide, Art&Seek is standing by with suggestions for you.

Wednesday

The Kimbell Art Museum has sixty paintings on view by Claude Monet. The show, “Monet: The Late Years,” is the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase of the artists’ career.

The Crow Museum of Asian Art is showcasing ceramic works from 35 Japanese artists. They’re all important contemporary pieces from the last 80 years. See “Hands and Earth” through Jan. 5, 2020.

Time’s running out to see the exhibition “Texas Birds: Works by Frank X. Tolbert 2” at the Tyler Museum of Art. The show is filled with drawings and paintings of native birds and is on view through Aug. 4.

Thursday

The Latino Cultural Center shines a light on ten Latina women who are crafting work about their experiences. The artists, who are ages 40-80, come from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, and Texas.  See “Diaz Latinas: A Common Thread” through Aug. 24.

Visual Art League of Lewisville presents “Fresh Ideas,” a new juried exhibition featuring new work from local artists. See it at the Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater through Aug. 24.

Amphibian Stage presents a comedy called “Gutenberg! The Musical!” In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg.

Friday

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents “Safe Place,” a new exhibition exploring black feminine body and identity. The show features paintings by Dallas’ Ari Brielle. It’s on view through Aug. 30.

Dallas’ Bengali Film Festival is back! This time around, they’re screening films at Plano’s Angelika Film Center. Head there throughout the weekend to see award-winning movies.

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center hosts three opening receptions tonight. While you’re there be sure to check out the group show “Object Permanence” curated by the Fort Worth collective,  Art Tooth.

Saturday/Sunday

Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center hosts a mask-making workshop on Saturday. Sign up to build a Vejigante Mask. It’s led by artist Kenneth Melendez and it features a lesson about masks from Puerto Rican folklore.

The Frisco Discovery Center is showcasing paintings and sculptures from 32 international and local artists. Go Sunday and make the opening reception of “Conduit.”

This is the last weekend for you to head to The Luckenbooth Theatre in Keller to see “Another Set of Issues.” That’s a funny new play about a crime gone wrong.

This weekend is also your last chance to see the documentary-style play “Crossing the Line.” It’s about the immigration debate and it can be seen at the Trinity River Arts Center. It’s presented by Cry Havoc Theater Company in partnership with Kitchen Dog Theater.

Monday

Through August, the Keller Town Hall is home to the exhibition “In Peril.” It features ceramics, photography, and paintings about the plight of endangered animals. Don’t miss this beautiful and informative exhibition.

The Dallas Contemporary also has an exhibition you won’t want to miss. “Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates” is a large-scale installation from the Italian artist Francesco Clemente. It’s on view through Aug. 25.

The Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) has artworks on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Head there to see the juried exhibition of paintings, sculpture, installations and more.

Tuesday

In Fort Worth, Art on the Boulevard is celebrating summer with a new group exhibition. The art show showcases work from eight artists and is on view through September.

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton has an interactive installation on view. It’s called “Play Hard or Go Home” and features a library with 1600 books. Check it out.

If you haven’t visited the Latino Arts Project in Dallas’ Design District, it’s time to drop by. They’ve got nearly 100 sculptures made by prominent Mexican modern artists.

For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.

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