Nothing’s Regular: Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Nothing’s Regular: Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

In the current FOCUS series of exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,…

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Dropout By Dropping In: <em>The Co-work Space for Potential Dropouts</em> at Pollock Gallery
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Dropout By Dropping In: The Co-work Space for Potential Dropouts at Pollock Gallery

The Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts, which will occupy SMU’s Pollock Gallery through March 11,…

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Mass Effect: Orchestra of New Spain Revisits Classic Courcelle Composition
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Mass Effect: Orchestra of New Spain Revisits Classic Courcelle Composition

Francisco Courcelle may not rank as a big-name composer. But his Misa Ave Maris Stella,…

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Doing Well By Doing Good: Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 40
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Doing Well By Doing Good: Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 40

Forty years in the business – that fact has quietly crept up on Dallas Black…

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Paul Taylor Company Connections at SMU and Eisemann Center
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Paul Taylor Company Connections at SMU and Eisemann Center

When they were students at Southern Methodist University in the 1990s, Michael Trusnovec and Annmaria…

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Highs and Lows: <i>Gloria</i> at DTC
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Highs and Lows: Gloria at DTC

Satomi Blair and Drew Wall in Gloria. Photo by Karen Almond. In keeping with the…

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Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces
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Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces

Experimental plays and intimate dramas set in homes typically belong in black box theaters. The…

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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?
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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?

Given the centrality of immigration to the 2016 election and Texas’s status as a red…

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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum
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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum

An exhibition on the development of modern art in Spain from 1915-1957 recently landed at…

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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery
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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery

Dallas has a complicated relationship with its river. At various points in a century and…

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Midcentury Sampler: <em>Abstract Texas</em> at the Amon Carter
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Midcentury Sampler: Abstract Texas at the Amon Carter

Six paintings by as many artists comprise Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting, which remains on…

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Victory at Sea: <em>Moby-Dick</em> at The Dallas Opera
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Victory at Sea: Moby-Dick at The Dallas Opera

“Melville put the whole universe into Moby-Dick,” my companion said before the curtain rose on…

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Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: <em>A Christmas Carol</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Productions of the A Christmas Carol have decorated the stages of local theaters for decades.…

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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell
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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell

Monet: The Early Years at the Kimbell Art Museum kicks off with a startling contrast…

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All About the Music: Tchaikovsky’s <i>Eugene Onegin</i> at the Dallas Opera
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All About the Music: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Dallas Opera

A scene from The Dallas Opera’s Eugene Onegin. Credit: Karen Almond/Dallas Opera The piano is…

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Breaking the Hierarchy:  KAWS at the Modern
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Breaking the Hierarchy: KAWS at the Modern

Brian Donnelly—better known as KAWS—has created art that is lowbrow, highbrow, commercial, and fine.

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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera
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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera

This November, Moby-Dick journeys safely back to its home port, as the Dallas Opera once…

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Vice Palace Shuts Down in Dallas, Vice Palace Tapes Live On
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Vice Palace Shuts Down in Dallas, Vice Palace Tapes Live On

Arthur Peña’s roving venue, Vice Palace, will shut its hypothetical doors after four shows in…

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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery

Installation shot of James Buss: The Poem’s Four Corners Credit: Todora Photography Artist and Fort…

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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor
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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion, 2014, Live marine ecosystem, Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich Monday…

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Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections
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Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections

Hannah Munitz's face lit up when I asked her about the Israeli Opera’s production of…

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Juicy roles bring Stephen Costello back to Dallas Opera
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Juicy roles bring Stephen Costello back to Dallas Opera

Stephen Costello thinks back to when he agreed to perform in a then-unfinished opera.

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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art
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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art

Lucie Stahl, Critic’s Pick, 2014, Inkjet print, aluminum, epoxy resin. The next person you see…

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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room
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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room

Jenny Vogel, In the Absence of Bodies. Installation view. Photos by Kevin Todora. Jenny Vogel…

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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart
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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart

Dreamless, the latest at Ochre House Theater, is a loosely drawn sketch of a play.…

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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter
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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter

Gabriel Dawe spent two weeks in August scaling the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s…

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Artspace Crackdown in Dallas
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Artspace Crackdown in Dallas

Popular Politics: Kathryn Andrews at Nasher Sculpture Center
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Popular Politics: Kathryn Andrews at Nasher Sculpture Center

As you approach the President’s desk in the Oval Office, a reflective chrome cylinder sits…

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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season
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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season

Dallas is a strong dance city for many reasons, TITAS Presents at AT&T Performing Arts…

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Anna Bogatin:  New Paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Anna Bogatin: New Paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery

In Anna Bogatin’s second solo show, on view through July 30 at Holly Johnson Gallery…

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Art Out of Water:  Paola Pivi at Dallas Contemporary
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Art Out of Water: Paola Pivi at Dallas Contemporary

As museums today compete for social media attention, Dallas Contemporary currently finds itself pulling ahead…

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<em>Letters without an Address</em>:  K. Yoland Explores Dallas’ Hidden History
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Letters without an Address: K. Yoland Explores Dallas’ Hidden History

In the spring of 1921, the recently established Dallas chapter of the Ku Klux Klan…

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Fresh Air:  Barry Whistler moves to the Design District
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Fresh Air: Barry Whistler moves to the Design District

Barry Whistler Gallery was a fixture in Deep Ellum for nearly 30 years so it…

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After All:  Joel Shapiro at the Nasher
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After All: Joel Shapiro at the Nasher

In celebration of the American sculptor Joel Shapiro, the Nasher Sculpture Center, which holds six…

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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work
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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work

In Dallas, a generation of young playwrights is beginning to flex dramatic muscle in pursuit…

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Show Up:  Richard Thompson
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Show Up: Richard Thompson

Thompson’s upcoming exhibit with Fort Worth’s William Campbell Contemporary Art, Perfect: Part 1, May 19-June…

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The Main Feeling
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The Main Feeling

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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season
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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season

“We look around the world we live in, at topics that are relevant in the…

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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season
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Classics & Connections: The Dallas Opera’s 2016/17 Season

The Dallas Opera's 60th season is back to basics, with three classics of the Western…

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