Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
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Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

Despite an output that was relatively small, Louis Kahn is one of the most important…

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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern
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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern

Contemporary art lovers have until July 9 to see more than two dozen of Katherine…

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Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th
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Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th

The Dallas Art Fair in collaboration with Arts+Culture Texas magazine announces Student Sunday on April…

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Galerie Frank Elbaz and <em>Meandering Abstractly</em> in Dallas
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Galerie Frank Elbaz and Meandering Abstractly in Dallas

As a timely acknowledgment of how lively things are in the Dallas art scene, Parisian…

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The Great Outdoors: <em>Electra</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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The Great Outdoors: Electra at Dallas Theater Center

It’s the first day of rehearsals for Electra (April 4-May 2), and Dallas Theater Center…

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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere
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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere

Belt-tightening is all too familiar in the arts, but it doesn’t mean a group’s vision…

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Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year
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Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year

Chris Byrne and his co-founder, John Sughrue didn’t expect the Dallas Art Fair to grow…

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Haunted Melodies: <em>Turn of the Screw</em> at The Dallas Opera
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Haunted Melodies: Turn of the Screw at The Dallas Opera

Benjamin Britten’s opera Turn of the Screw, which first premiered in 1954, is not simply…

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We Own the Night:  An Evening of Arts + Culture in Dallas
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We Own the Night: An Evening of Arts + Culture in Dallas

Arts+Culture Texas and Meddlesome Moth present: We Own the Night Dallas, TX: We’re excited to…

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Opera That Soars: <em>Madame Butterfly</em> at The Dallas Opera
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Opera That Soars: Madame Butterfly at The Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera’s 2017 centerpiece production of the Puccini classic Madame Butterfly opened Friday night…

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New Dimensions: Richard Serra Prints at Nasher Sculpture Center
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New Dimensions: Richard Serra Prints at Nasher Sculpture Center

Richard Serra’s work in print-making may be unknown to the casual art-goer, the artist’s name…

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From Mexico (via Paris) with Love: A Franco-Mexican Collaboration Comes to Dallas
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From Mexico (via Paris) with Love: A Franco-Mexican Collaboration Comes to Dallas

Six months after Agustín Arteaga joined the Dallas Museum of Art as its new director,…

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Primed for Growth:  Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?
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Primed for Growth: Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?

What is theater that doesn’t reflect contemporary realities? What kind of life can theatrical storytelling…

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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