A museum visit is always a distinctive experience given that each has its unique style, characteristics, and content. People travel to this city annually to see Dallas’s expanding collection of historical and cultural artifacts as well as artwork.
If you’re seeking the best place to experience both culture, history, and the arts, check out these new museum exhibits this summer.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will host a site-specific mural by NS Harsha-an Indian artist. The exhibition will take place in DMA’s first-level Concourse. This will be Harsha’s first Dallas exhibition.
Harsha’s inspiration originates from Indian miniature and popular painting, which he converts into large-scale wall paintings. The exhibit is expected to take place from August 21 to February 2016. Harsha’s work has featured in solo and group shows worldwide. The admission to this exhibit is free.
Spirit and Matter
The exhibit from the globally renowned and rarely shown Keir Collection of Islamic Art will run from September 18 to September 2016. Scholars recognize the Keir Collection as one of the most historically and geographically comprehensive collection, encompassing virtually 2,000 works.
This will mark the first exhibition at the DMA and will present a selection of more than 50 masterworks in different mediums. The mediums include ceramics, paper, and rock crystal.
Furthermore, it will explore 13 centuries of Islamic art across three continents. Ensure you enjoy this exhibit at no cost.
The Meadows Museum will host the Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress-an exhibit by Diego Velazquez. The piece is a depiction of the dynastic link between the Austrian and Spanish branches of the Habsburg Empire.
The exhibition will run from July 25 to November 1. The portrait is one Diego’s last portraits before his demise. The masterwork will join three pictures from Diego from the museum’s permanent collection and will add context to the museum’s outstanding holdings of painted portraits.
Treasures from the House of Alba
The exhibition from the Alba family will run from September 11 to January 3 2016 at the Meadows Museum.
For over 500 years, the Alba family has been part of the most significant aristocratic European lineages not only because of its political, military, and social significance but also because of the significance of its cultural patronage.
In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, the family is permitting over 130 works from the private collection to leave Spain for the first time.
The exhibition presents decorative arts and paintings from three of their most stunning palaces in Seville, Madrid, and Salamanca, including works by Rembrandt and Renoir among others.
The exhibition will feature works from 15th-16th centuries displaying continuity unmatched by other huge European collections. The presentation will take place thematically, with segments marking important periods of collecting within the family’s history.
Jean Shin: Inclusions
The exhibition displays a range of Shin’s work in video, mixed media, and photography. The exhibition’s title draws attention to the inclusive nature of Jean’s artistic practice, which depends heavily on collecting huge quantities of objects or material that would otherwise remain unnoticed entirely. Don’t miss this exhibition at the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection.
Dallas features a wide range of museums, including numerous art museums, various historical museums, and museums ideal for children, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy a unique experience.
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