Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Museum of Art’

Dallas Museum of Art’s Summer Film Series is going Greek

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

There is something special about the stories from ancient Greece that excite our imagination. This August, watch as gods and mortals collide in epic tales of adventure, love and passion at this year’s Dallas Museum of Art ‘s Summer Film Series: Love, War and Myth in Ancient Greece. In celebration of its most recent exhibit, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, the DMA is showing classic film depictions of some of our favorite Greek stories as well as modern adaptations.

August 1: Ulysses (1954)

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A big screen adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey starring legendary Kirk Douglas as Ulysses, a man who just wants to go home and see his family after ten years at war, but not until he fights off an array of gods and monsters.

 August 8: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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It’s all about getting that golden fleece, but not until Jason fights off the harpies, defeats a living statue and a skeleton arm, all while making sure he rescues Medea in the process. This version is a real treat as it contains some of the best early special effects the 60’s had to offer.

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The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece and Museum Directors in Conversation – This Week at the DMA

Posted by    |    April 30th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Beautiful, sundrenched weather is finally upon us in Dallas, drawing us away from out comfy couches and Netflix accounts, pullingDallas Museum of Art - Chihuly  us outside, and inspiring us to admire the beauty in and around our city. Get a little culture while soaking in all that beauty at some of the great events happening at the Dallas Museum of Art this week.

Wednesday, May 1

Gallery Talk

The Ideal Man: Ancient Ideas of Beauty in the Renaissance

May 1, 2013; 12:15 p.m. {admission is free}

Arts & Letters Live

Wit & Wisdom: Madeleine K. Albright

May 1, 2013; 7:30 p.m.

*The first female Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright, recounts her own experiences and those of her family in a tale that is both harrowing and inspiring in her bestselling book, Prague Winter: a Personal Story of Remembrance and War: 1937-1948.

{tickets: $37; SOLD OUT – to be put on the wait list for tickets email tickets@DMA.org}

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Arts District Spring Break Block Party 3.15.13

Posted by    |    March 15th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

outdoor filmUnless you live in a cave you know by now that Snoop Dog/Lion (whatever) is going to be playing on Greenville for this year’s St.Patricks day celebration. This combined with the general beer fueled madness of this Irish holiday means that Dallas is going to be lit up like a green firecracker this weekend and before all that expression of Irish pride turns your brain to mush mode you might want to start slow and take in a little art culture, a calm before the storm kind of thing.

From 6pm to midnight tonight The Arts District’s Spring Break Block Party offers the perfect way to ease into the weekend with FREE admission to the Dallas Museum of Art ,the Nasher and the Crow Collection. That’s right all three are free, plus there will be live street music from King Bucks AND an outdoor screening of the one of the best movies ever, The Fantastic Mr.Fox. Yes all of this is free too, and if you find yourself needing a little night time snack just hit up one of the many food trucks that will be offering their food services (sadly this will not be free). So if your looking for a fun and inspiring way to start your Spring Break/St. Patricks day weekend then come out tonight and soak up the beautiful weather and the beautiful art.

The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2012 at 10:17 am

Image courtesy of LACMA

The Dallas Museum of Art introduces The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico, a huge exhibition following the trade network in ancient Mexico, the followers of the deity Quetzalcoatl, and the progression of empires from 900 to 1500 A.D. The exhibition hosts an array of 150 items, including paintings, sculptures, turquoise mosaics, textiles, and gold, all illustrating the transition between two empires: the Aztecs and the Spanish. It showcases materials that demonstrate the convergence of empires and the conquest of people part of a broad trade network that spread ideas, innovations, and enterprises throughout ancient Mexico, South America, and the American Southwest.

Courtesy of LACMA

Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition focuses on the ancient kingdoms who worshipped Quetzalcoatl (literally “feathered serpent”), a spirit that combined the features of the quetzal bird and the serpent. The show is powerful, complex, and thought-provoking, allowing the viewer to understand that globalization is not a new phenomenon and that the transcendence of linguistics in art is universal.

The show opens on July 29th and closes on November 25th.

TACA Lexus Party on the Green is Tonight

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2011 at 4:03 pm


The Dallas Symphony OrchestraNasher Sculpture Center, Rock of Ages and Cabaret, countless galleries and homegrown musicians – our city is filled with art of the highest caliber and most engaging quality – and there is an organization that supports the continuation of art in our community.

The Arts Community Alliance Annual Lexus Party on the Green is taking place tonight at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to celebrate our fabulous arts community with live music and fine dining. The Party on the Green raises money for TACA, which raises money for the arts. And seeing as how TACA is the largest benefactor of performing arts in North Texas, Dallasites can expect good things to come for the future of arts in our hometown.

The event begins tonight at 7pm at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Laura Stillo is the Arts & Entertainment Editor and Creative Social Media Producer forYouPlusDallas.  Follow her on Twitter at @laurastillo.