The 5 Exhibits to Check Out Right Now
MAY 9, 2019
BY LARA WASSERMAN
It can be hard to keep track of all of the amazing exhibits that make their way to and through Dallas! With all of the rain coming (isn’t it supposed to be APRIL showers??), we thought we’d put together the top five exhibits to catch in Dallas right now!
The Art of the BricK
Through August 18th
Since February, this amazing exhibit has been on display at the Perot Museum. Created using only LEGOs, contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya brings both original pieces and recreated original works to Dallas. The traveling exhibit is world-renowned, as it is the largest and most elaborate collection of LEGO creations that exists! After making your way through the art exhibit, make sure you check out the interactive portion, The Science of the Brick!
Perot Museum | Directions
Away from the White House: Presidential RetreatS
George W. Bush Presidential Center
(Through October 6th)
Come check out the George W. Bush Presidential Center as they showcase how different presidents used their presidential retreats. The purpose of the exhibit is to give visitors a glimpse at how presidents used Camp David and other retreats as an attempt to get away from the demands of living and working in the White House, as well as how they utilized these retreats while on the job.
George W. Bush Presidential Center | Directions
Berthe Morisot, Woman ImpressionisT
Dallas Museum of Art
(Through May 26th)
If you like Monet, hurry and get to the Dallas Museum of Art before May 26th to catch 70 paintings by Berthe Morisot. Morisot was one of the leading artists of the Impressionist era, but was overshadowed by the male counterparts of her time. This exhibit is the first in the US since 1987 that is dedicated exclusively to her work. The collection includes both her finished and unfinished paintings of Parisian women.
Dallas Museum of art | Directions
Monet: The Late Years
(Coming June 16th)
A great follow-up to DMA’s Berthe Morisot exhibit is Kimbell’s Monet exhibit. This is the first exhibition in over twenty years that is dedicated to the final phase of Monet’s career. 52 paintings will lead you through the evolution of Monet’s work from 1913 until his death in 1926. Additionally, the exhibition will include many unfamiliar works from the artist’s final years, many of which have never been seen in the US before!
kimbell art museum | Directions
55 Years | President Kennedy on Magazine Covers 1963-2018
Sixth Floor Museum
(Through August 4th)
This special exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum coincides with the museum’s 30th anniversary, which was on February 19th, 2019. The exhibit is a collection of magazine covers and headlines that showcases how President Kennedy has been depicted in print throughout the past five decades. This visual timeline portrays the evolution of how JFK has been memorialized over time.