Dallas Arts Distrct

Dallas Arts Distrct

Dallas Arts Distrct

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Posted on April 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM

 

The nation’s largest arts district extends its presence outside of downtown Dallas for the first time, and aims to reach wider audiences, with the introduction of a permanent and fully staffed ticket and information desk located at NorthPark Center, which has a long-standing tradition of integrating art into the shopping experience. Cadillac is a proud sponsor, providing the electronic kiosk at the desk to help showcase the District through videos and touchscreen. What a perfect way to learn more about the shows and performances scheduled for the upcoming year, face to face with a representative there to help you and guide you through the process. Join us in the celebration of the Arts!
 
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The Ticket and Information Center is staffed with Arts District Ambassadors to assist patrons with information and tickets to performances and events for the many Dallas Arts District organizations, including: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Arts District Chorale, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Film Society, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Wind Symphony, Fine Arts Chamber Players, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Winds, Nasher Sculpture Center, Orchestra of New Spain, Texas Ballet Theater, TITAS and Turtle Creek Chorale.
 
Located in the Nordstroms Corridor, convenient to all who shop at NorthPark Center.
 
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra heats up this Summer!
Summertime means magical musical evenings at the Meyerson with the DSO. Experience the romantic hits of Kenny Rogers, the exuberance of singer-songwriter Ben Folds, the enchanting elegance of Johnny Mathis and the family-friendly fun of Oz with Orchestra. Summer at the DSO will create exciting musical moments by some of the hottest artists performing today, including Christopher Cross and Don McLean, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, as well as the reknown Johnny Mathis. Don’t miss out the summer magic!
 
 
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Statuesque
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Statuesque on view from April 9 through August 21, 2011. Statuesque brings together a dynamic group of six international artists – Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan and Rebecca Warren – whose work reveals a renewed significance of the figure in contemporary sculpture. Featuring ten large-scale sculptures, this exhibition marks the Nasher Sculpture Center’s first exhibition to be presented outdoors. On view in the Nasher’s 1.4-acre Sculpture Garden, as well as in front of the Nasher on Flora Street, visitors will be able to see this new work within the context of the Nasher Collection, which includes a broad range of figurative sculpture from the last 125 years that serves as the foundation for much of the work in the exhibition. Organized by Public Art Fund’s Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, Statuesque comes to Dallas from the historic setting of Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park, where it was on view from June 2 through December 3, 2010.
 
”We are very happy to add the Nasher Sculpture Center Garden to our repertoire of exhibition venues,” said Nasher Sculpture Center director, Jeremy Strick. “Statuesque is an especially appropriate exhibition to show at the Nasher, as its artists make work profoundly influenced by the modern masters represented in the Nasher collection.”
 
“Long considered marginal in the contemporary art world, figurative sculpture has returned to center stage in the recent works of an international group of artists born in the 1960s and 1970s” said Baume. “It is clear that despite their highly developed individual styles, these artists share striking affinities. By turns visually playful, formally experimental, and viscerally charged, their works reinvent and extend the language of figurative sculpture for the twenty-first century.” 

Neither literal portraits nor traditional monuments, these works push the expressive potential of sculptural forms and materials. While the approaches and backgrounds of the artists are very different, their work shares a number of key characteristics. They tend towards abstraction over realism, assemblage over the readymade, construction of form over casting from life, and physicality and texture over refinement of finish. Their artistic references range from Ancient Egyptian and African sculpture to works by Michelangelo, Rodin, and Picasso. By turns colossal, complex, dazzling, and confronting, their impact is visceral, charging one of art's most traditional subjects with a renewed sense of expressive potential and contemporary relevance.
 
About Public Art Fund
 
Public Art Fund is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects, new commissions, installations, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since 1977, the Public Art Fund has worked with over 500 emerging and established artists to produce innovative temporary exhibitions of contemporary art throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled encounter with the art of our time.

 
 
 
Dallas Museum of Art Presnts Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection
April 24–September 4, 2011
Chilton Gallery I

In the Dallas Museum of Art’s first Native American exhibition in nearly twenty years, 111 works of art from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will be on view beginning in April 2011 in the Museum’s Chilton Gallery I. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection explores the extraordinarily diverse forms of visual expression in Native North America. Organized by geographic culture areas, the works of art in this exhibition date from well before first European contact to the present, and celebrate the continuing vitality of American Indian art.
This four-venue national exhibition reveals the exceptional variety of Native artistic production, ranging from the ancient ivories and ingenious modern masks of the Arctic to the dramatic sculptural arts of the Pacific Northwest, the millennia-long tradition of abstract art in the Southwest, the refined basketry of California and the Great Basin, the famous beaded and painted works of the Plains, and the luminous styles of the Eastern Woodlands, including the Great Lakes.
Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection opened at the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2010. Carol Robbins, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Curator of the Arts of the Americas and the Pacific, is the curator of the Dallas presentation. Other venues on the national tour include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 24, 2010–January 9, 2011) and, after Dallas, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (December 4, 2011–February 12, 2012). A 120-page full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition, which has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection is organized by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Texas Instruments.
 
 
ABOUT DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
The Dallas Arts District is a unique, 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood in the heart of Downtown. A rare jewel, the District is a center of innovative architecture, world-class exhibits, exemplary cultural programming and much more. Operating under the umbrella of Downtown Dallas, Inc., a private nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for downtown, Dallas Arts District acts as advocate, steward and representative on behalf of the arts centric neighborhood.
 
 
ABOUT NORTHPARK CENTER
As one of the premier shopping centers in the United States, NorthPark Center (www.northparkcenter.com) proudly offers shoppers the best of the best in every category represented including the finest in luxury retail and exclusives in the Southwest. Presenting an unparalleled selection of international designers set amid timeless modern architecture and a world-class art collection, NorthPark Center has established a new standard in the United States for innovative retail destinations.
 
NorthPark Center is owned, managed, operated and leased by husband and wife David J. Haemisegger and Nancy A. Nasher. After a $250 million expansion in 2006, NorthPark Center became the largest shopping center in North Texas and one of the top shopping destinations in the United States. NorthPark Center will continue to open more luxury boutiques, exclusive stores and dining options throughout 2011 and beyond, culminating in more than 235 stores and restaurants.
 
Enjoy a musical ride in Cadillac!
We have a passion for music, art, and design. In fact, we consider our Cadillacs are masterful work of art, our sculptured curves of steel. The Cadillac SRX offers a dynamic alternative in the mid-luxury crossover segment, with a dramatic design, efficient engine choices and a nimble driving experience.SRX seats five and delivers generous occupant and cargo room; it can tow up to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg) when properly equipped. A 3.0L direct injected V-6 engine is standard and a 2.8L turbocharged V-6 is optional. Both employ advanced technology that helps produce strong performance that is typical of larger-displacement engines, but with greater fuel economy and lower emissions. SRX FWD models with the 3.0L engine are EPA-rated at 25 mpg on the highway. Performance and safety are enhanced by an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system designed to optimize vehicle handling and stability in all driving conditions. The pre-emptive, active-on-demand system provides an extra measure of capability in wet or icy conditions.  We don’t make luxury cars, we make Cadillacs.
 
 
>Follow Metroplex Cadillac Dealers on Facebook to see what’s playing in the Arts District, voted Best Arts District of the South by Southern Living!

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