Cultural icons and digital landscapes: A conversation with Vernon Fisher
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Cultural icons and digital landscapes: A conversation with Vernon Fisher

Superflat Superstar: Takashi Murakami at the Modern
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Superflat Superstar: Takashi Murakami at the Modern

When we think of the images created by acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, we…

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The Chapel and Accompanying Works: Francisco Moreno at Erin Cluley Gallery
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The Chapel and Accompanying Works: Francisco Moreno at Erin Cluley Gallery

Francisco Moreno’s The Chapel and Accompanying Works at Erin Cluley Gallery, on view through May…

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East Meets West: Kamrooz Aram Confronts Modern Art’s Hierarchies, at The Modern
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East Meets West: Kamrooz Aram Confronts Modern Art’s Hierarchies, at The Modern

Past exhibitions by Kamrooz Aram have carried such provocative titles as Unstable Paintings for Anxious…

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Brahms at the Bar: Dallas’s Open Classical Re-frames Music Experience
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Brahms at the Bar: Dallas’s Open Classical Re-frames Music Experience

It’s a Tuesday night at Buzzbrews Kitchen in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, where tattooed waitresses with…

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Acting in Texas: Ian Mead Moore
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Acting in Texas: Ian Mead Moore

Ian Mead Moore is an actor, singer, and voiceover artist who has been working in…

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Drawing on influences: Benito Huerta at William Campbell Contemporary Art
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Drawing on influences: Benito Huerta at William Campbell Contemporary Art

The latest one-man show from Arlington painter/professor/curator Benito Huerta is dominated by self-portraits.

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From the Lands of Asia: Art through the eyes of collectors at the Kimbell Art Museum
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From the Lands of Asia: Art through the eyes of collectors at the Kimbell Art Museum

While it is an integral component of the art ecosystem, the role of the collector…

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A-Typical Painting: Laura Owens at the Dallas Museum of Art
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A-Typical Painting: Laura Owens at the Dallas Museum of Art

Serendipity often plays a large role in life; it can in the art world, too.…

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Detailed Portrayals at the Dallas Vignette Art Fair
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Detailed Portrayals at the Dallas Vignette Art Fair

Now in its second year, Vignette Art Fair will introduce the city of Dallas and…

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Meta Story: ‘Bright Star’ at TUTS
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Meta Story: ‘Bright Star’ at TUTS

Though it made its Broadway debut in 2016, the bluegrass music-filled Bright Star feels like…

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Up to the Challenge: New leadership helps Fort Worth Opera revamp
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Up to the Challenge: New leadership helps Fort Worth Opera revamp

When the Fort Worth Opera Festival unveiled its plans for this year’s edition, the repertoire…

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What Happens When Goliath Listens to David: HALL Arts gets it right (finally) with Through The Lens
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What Happens When Goliath Listens to David: HALL Arts gets it right (finally) with Through The Lens

The arts communities of Dallas—like many art communities across the country—are prone to tribalism, which…

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The Front Edge of Theater Making: AT&T’s Off Broadway on Flora
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The Front Edge of Theater Making: AT&T’s Off Broadway on Flora

Can any image fill a performing arts venue programmer or curator with more dread than…

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Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida at Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
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Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida at Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University

Two exhibitions dedicated to the life and works of the 20th-century Spanish Modernist sculptor Eduardo…

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Film Fusion: ‘Sunken Garden’ at Dallas Opera
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Film Fusion: ‘Sunken Garden’ at Dallas Opera

A war has been waging for centuries: words versus music…which is more important in opera?

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Progressive Texan: The LBJ Legacy Continues at the Alley and DTC
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Progressive Texan: The LBJ Legacy Continues at the Alley and DTC

War. Healthcare. Race. A divisive president in a tumultuous time. Self-destructive and unrestrained ego.

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Stories to Tell: Oral Fixation Expands in Texas
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Stories to Tell: Oral Fixation Expands in Texas

Oral Fixation calls Dallas home, but has started taking their storytelling show on the road…

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Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

It’s been awhile since an exhibition prompted me to play the “Whither Texas art?” parlor…

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Eclipsed No More: DMA Shines Light on Rare Edward Steichen Murals
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Eclipsed No More: DMA Shines Light on Rare Edward Steichen Murals

In 1913, Agnes Ernst Meyer, the wife of financier Eugene Meyer, Jr., and pregnant with…

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A Spring of Firsts at Texas Ballet Theater
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A Spring of Firsts at Texas Ballet Theater

After 15 years at the helm of Texas Ballet Theater, Ben Stevenson appears to be…

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Abstract Horizons: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Abstract Horizons: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery

“I don’t really have a fixed idea when I start a painting,” says Houston painter…

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First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Nasher
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First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Nasher

Extraordinary examples of handmade stone tools, some of the first aesthetically-conceived objects known to humankind,…

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<em>Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007</em> at Conduit Gallery
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Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007 at Conduit Gallery

Anyone who delights in the freshness and immediacy of oil sketches should make a beeline…

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Making Their Mark: Imprint Theatreworks Launches in Dallas
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FOCUS: Katherine Bradford at the Modern
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FOCUS: Katherine Bradford at the Modern

After seeing the selection of recent paintings by Katherine Bradford in the Modern Art Museum…

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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward
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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward

This Season and Beyond: Dallas’ Avant Chamber Ballet Thinks Ahead
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This Season and Beyond: Dallas’ Avant Chamber Ballet Thinks Ahead

Razzle-Dazzle: DMA’s <em>Asian Textiles</em> Breaks Ground with Style
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Razzle-Dazzle: DMA’s Asian Textiles Breaks Ground with Style

During the past 10 years the Dallas Museum of Art has hit many important milestones…

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The Messy Truth: <em>John</em> at Undermain Theatre
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The Messy Truth: John at Undermain Theatre

Kiki Smith: <em>Mortal</em> at Dallas Contemporary
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Kiki Smith: Mortal at Dallas Contemporary

Mortal, an exhibition of work by Kiki Smith at the Dallas Contemporary, on view through…

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Doomed Love: <em>La Traviata</em> at Dallas Opera
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Doomed Love: La Traviata at Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera’s superb production of the world’s most frequently performed opera, Giuseppe Verdi’s La…

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<em>Dornith Doherty:</em> Archiving Eden at Amon Carter
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Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden at Amon Carter

A black circle fills the frame; a dark void within which small white flecks float.

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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg in Bloom at Conduit
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Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg in Bloom at Conduit

Slippery truths: Pioneering film and video at the DMA
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Slippery truths: Pioneering film and video at the DMA

The opportunity to see film and video in art museums in North Texas has been…

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Choreographer at the Helm: Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget L. Moore Charts New Territory
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Choreographer at the Helm: Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget L. Moore Charts New Territory

Bridget L. Moore can’t quite see her alma mater from the window of her Dallas…

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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival
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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival

Kathleen Culebro is surprised by how many new plays submitted to her theater company are…

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<em>Tea Ceremony: </em>Tom Sachs at the Nasher
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Tea Ceremony: Tom Sachs at the Nasher

Tea Ceremony is the newest body of work by the American artist Tom Sachs, who…

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<em>Acts Of Aggression</em> at Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University
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Acts Of Aggression at Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University

A timely and thoughtful exhibition featuring the work of eleven Guatemalan artists across an array…

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