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Dallas Museum of Art Ends Summer with a Bang and Free Admission

Dallas Museum of Art

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From Press Release

As the curtain closes on the Dallas Museum of Art Summer Spotlight tour, it rises on the fall exhibition All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Performance in the Visual Arts. And visitors are invited to enjoy both exhibitions and other special programming with a full weekend of free admission—Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30.

This will be the last chance to experience the romance, drama, action and mystery of the Museum’s collections through a cinematic lens on the Summer Spotlight tour. Highlighting 30 masterworks, both old favorites in the collections and new acquisitions, Summer Spotlight encourages viewers to look at great art in an exciting and different way. Special “Bonus Features” include exciting new materials on selected works of art that are accessible via a Wi-Fi enabled phone or media player. These video clips, audio excerpts, images, and more give new insight into favorite works of art as well as recent additions to the collections. And visitors should not worry if they don’t have a Wi-Fi enabled phone or media player; they can borrow one from the DMA’s Visitor Services Desk. Details on this innovative experiment can be found at DallasMuseumofArt.org.

Opening on Sunday, August, 30, All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Performance in the Visual Arts, will commemorate the Fall debut of the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the completion of the Dallas Arts District. Showcasing more than 100 works from the DMA’s expansive collections, which span 5,000 years of creativity from around the globe, these works explore relationships between visual and performing artists and the human impulse for performance around the world and throughout time.

Among the highlights will be a group of Edward Degas’s pastels of ballet dancers; Pablo Picasso’s The Guitarist (1965); and Romare Bearden’s Soul Three (1968). The exhibition will also incorporate several theatrical tableaux in photography, including pieces by Cindy Sherman, Nic Nicosia, Matthew Barney, and Gregory Crewdson, among others.

The exhibition was conceived and organized collaboratively by the DMA’s curatorial staff, and the exhibition design includes a performance space within the galleries to host a variety of live performances and films at special times throughout the exhibition, as well as video of interviews with Dallas-area performers.

The Museum will be open on Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with FREE admission to the Museum on both days. In addition to taking the free Summer Spotlight tour and being the first to see All the World’s a Stage, visitors will be able to take part in these additional free programs:

Saturday, August 29

  • Spotlight on Europe: Music of Fellini Films and Movies Set in Europe, 2 p.m., Level 2, European Galleries
    Mary Medrick presents a European musical soundtrack featuring songs from Fellini films and other classic movies set in Europe.
  • Artist Talk
  • Family Film, Behind the Scenes with David Hockney: The Illusion of Depth, 2:00 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections

Sunday, August 30

  • Classical Lute Music Inspired by Paolini’s Bacchic Concert, 2 p.m., The Stage, All the World’s a Stage exhibition
    Everett Redburn performs classical selections on the lute.
  • Family Film, Behind the Scenes with David Hockney: The Illusion of Depth, 2:00 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections
  • Opening Day Exhibition Tour, 3 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Services Desk
    Join Museum staff for a tour of the new exhibition All the World’s a Stage: Celebrating Performance in the Visual Arts.

The Atrium Cafe invites visitors to enjoy Special Summer Spotlight Menu Offerings — Root Beer Floats, Chocolate Brownie Sundaes and Fresh Squeezed Limeades.

For more details about the Free August Weekend and the Museum, please visit DallasMuseumofArt.org.

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs are its encyclopedic collections, which encompass more than 23,000 works and span 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1903, the Museum today welcomes more than 800,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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0 responses to “Dallas Museum of Art Ends Summer with a Bang and Free Admission”

  1. Mr. Holga says:

    Hope to see you there. I am planning on attending. Cheers.