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Crow Collection of Asian Art Announces Extended Hours for Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening

The Crow Collection of Asian Art announces today extended hours and a pop up Lotus Shop museum store in the form of a greenhouse for the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration this weekend.

The free museum, which currently features popular exhibition On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Culture, Ceramics and Commerce, will be open from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday with the outdoor “green” shopping experience open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Flora Street between the entrance of the Crow and the Nasher.  “We are expecting huge crowds this weekend, and everyone is extremely excited about the addition of green space in the district,” says Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Event Chair Amy Lewis Hofland.  “We are thrilled to join the Park with extended hours to serve the thousands of people visiting the district for the opening, and we are pleased to bring the brilliance of our widely acclaimed museum store, The Lotus Shop, onto the street as part of the celebration. The Arts District is about adding vitality to the urban experience and we are excited to be a part of this important celebration.”

The Lotus Shop Greenhouse, envisioned by retail guru and Crow Collection of Asian Art Retail Consultant Mary Bloom, brings the beauty and the carefully selected inventory of the Lotus Shop outdoors with a whimsical garden flair.  “This Greenhouse is the perfect accent to the beautiful inventory we purchased at the gift shows in Paris and New Year earlier this year,” says Bloom.  “Nature is at the core of the Asian aesthetic and it seems fitting to bring these beautiful selections out into the light in honor of this very special event.”

A programming partner and supporter of Klyde Warren Park, the Crow Collection of Asian Art will be offer Tai Chi, Yoginos Yoga for Youth and educational museum programming at Klyde Warren Park throughout the year as an extension of its galleries. During this weekend’s opening celebration, the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Tai Chi, Yoginos and a Japanese drumming performance by Dallas Kiyari Daiko.

For more information about Crow Collection of Asia Art programming at Klyde Warren Park during the opening celebration and all year long, visit klydewarrenpark.com.  For more information on the Crow Collection of Asian Art exhibitions, wellness and education programs, and more, visit crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430.

Admission is free. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is open Tuesdays through Thursdays (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.), Fridays through Saturdays (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Sundays (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and closed on Mondays with extended hours to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 only.

About The Crow Collection

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art features a variety of spaces and galleries with changing exhibitions of the arts of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia drawn from cultures ancient and contemporary. Just 13 years in operation, this lovingly curated free museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.  The Crow Collection continues to grow in art and service to the Dallas-Fort Worth community with an emphasis on shared learning and fun.  New initiatives include the development of an Asian physical and mental wellness center endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil as well as an Asian Sculpture Garden slated to open in the fall of 2013. For more information, please go to crowcollection.org.

About Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park will serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city. The 5.2-acre park will create an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in downtown Dallas. Plans include a performance stage, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s garden, great lawn, water features, an area for games and much more. For more information on the park, please visit KlydeWarrenPark.com.

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