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ArtsGuide

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Arts Section Association of College & Research Libraries American Library Association Midwinter Conference January 20 to 24, 2012


ArtsGuide Dallas 2012

Welcome to the ACRL Arts Section’s Guide to Dallas! This selective guide to cultural attractions and events has been created for attendees of the 2012 ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas, TX.

Map of sites listed in this guide See what’s close to you or plot your course by car, foot, or public transit. Google Map version of this guide: http://g.co/maps/3y4mp

Public transportation in Dallas Dallas and surrounding communities are served by DART, Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Bus and rail schedules can be accessed online: http://www.dart.org/

Where to search for arts & entertainment The Dallas Observer is Dallas’s alternative weekly: http://www.dallasobserver.com/ Guide Live is full of arts and entertainment listings: http://listings.guidelive.com/z/dallas_tx Dallas Arts Revue for arts listings and calendars: http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/

This Guide has been prepared by Editor: Rachel Martin Cole, Westwood College Contributors: Visual Arts & Museums - Sandry Varry, University of Central Florida Galleries - Gwen Dixie, Dallas Public Library Architecture - Rachel Martin Cole, Westwood College Theatre - Maryke Barber, Hollins University Music - Anna Walker, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago Dance - Jackie Bryan, Saint Leo University

*Efforts were made to gather the most up-to-date information for performance dates, but please be sure to confirm by checking the venue web sites provided.

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Table of Contents Introduction and Table of Contents

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VISUAL ARTS & MUSEUMS The Crow Collection of Asian Art

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Dallas Contemporary

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Dallas Museum of Art

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Meadows Museum

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McKinney Avenue Contemporary

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Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

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Nasher Sculpture Center

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ARCHITECTURE Dallas Center for Architecture

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Arts District Dallas Museum of Art

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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AT&T Performing Arts Center

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Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

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Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

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Sammons Park

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Nasher Sculpture Center

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Main Street District Adolphus Hotel

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Magnolia Hotel

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Thanks-Giving Square

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Bishop Arts District

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American Ballet Theatre

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Plano Metropolitan Ballet

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Sharp Show

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DANCE

GALLERIES Dragon and Slocum Streets (Design District) Craighead Green

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Holly Johnson

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Marty Walker

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Conduit

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Photographs Do Not Bend

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Banks Fine Art

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Deep Ellum Barry Whistler Gallery

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Kettle Art

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Uptown David Dike Fine Art

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MADI Museum and Gallery

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Dunn and Brown Contemporary

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Further North Martin Lawrence Gallery

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Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass

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Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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MUSIC Rock, Folk Country, etc. Palladium Ballroom

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Sons of Hermann Hall

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The Kessler Theater

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Granada Theater

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Jazz and Blues Pearl

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Balcony Club

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Classical Myerson Symphony Center

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THEATER Addison Comedy Club

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Dallas Children’s Theater

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Dallas Comedy House

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Dallas Theater Center

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Pegasus Theatre

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Pocket Sandwich Theatre

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Stage West Theatre

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Theatre Arlington

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Theatre Three

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VISUAL ARTS & MUSUEMS The Crow Collection of Asian Art The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection and learning. Location: 2010 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.1 miles Transportation: Red Line to Parker Road Hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays 10am to 9pm, Fridays– Sundays 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays. Admission: Free Website: http://www.crowcollection.org/ Phone: 214-979-6430 Exhibitions/Events: Qiu Anxiong: Animated Narratives, Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: East Asia.

Dallas Contemporary A non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events. Dallas Contemporary is a not-for-profit charity. Location: 161 Glass Street Neighborhood: West of Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 2 miles Transportation: Red Line to Parker Road Admission: Free Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6 pm, Sundays 12pm to 5 pm. Phone: 214-821-2522 Website: dallascontemporary.org/ Exhibitions/Events: Rob Pruitt – large scale installation.

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Dallas Museum of Art The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) was founded in 1903. In 1984 the Museum moved into its current location, as the first arts organization in the newly designated Arts District. The collections contain over 24,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum is known for its arts of the ancient Americas, Africa, Indonesia, and South Asia; European and American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; and American and international contemporary art. Location: 1717 North Harwood Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Transportation: Red Line to Parker & Ross Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11am–5pm, Thursday 11am–9pm, Friday*, Saturday, and Sunday: 11am – 5pm. Closed Mondays. *Late Night Fridays (third Friday of the month) the Museum is open until midnight. Admission: $10 for adults/$7 seniors and military / $5 students. Joint tickets with Nasher Sculpture Center are $16 for adults /$12 seniors and military / $8 students. Website: http://dallasmuseumofart.org/ Phone: 214-922-1200 Exhibitions/Events: Encountering Space

Meadows Museum The Meadows Museum has a large permanent collection of 10th – 20th century Spanish Art. Also the Bridwell Library (on campus) has a collection of rare theological books. Location: 5900 Bishop, Southern Methodist University Neighborhood: University Park Distance from Convention Center: 6.5 mi. Transportation: Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 9pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 1 pm-5pm Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students. Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5 pm. Website: http://smu.edu/meadowsmuseum/index.htm Telephone: 214-768-2516


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McKinney Avenue Contemporary

Nasher Sculpture Center

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as Dallas’s advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.

Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center houses a collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is located adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art. The mission of the Nasher is to be an international focal point and catalyst for the study, installation, conservation, and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

The Dallas Center for Architecture offers guided walking tours of the Arts District and Main Street District, as well as architectural exhibitions and programming.

Location: 2001 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Location: 3120 McKinney Ave. Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Neighborhood: Uptown Transportation: Red Line to Parker Road Distance from Convention Center: 2.2 miles Hours: Sunday through Saturday 11am-5pm. Transportation: Bus 039 to McKinney & Sneed Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors & Military, $5 Students Admission: Free. Performances are offered for a small fee. Website: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/ Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm Phone: 214-242-5100 Phone: 214-953-1212 Exhibitions/Events: The Nasher will be between main Website: www.the-mac.org/ exhibits, however the permanent collection and outdoor Exhibitions/Events: Eric Eley:Coincident Disruption; a col- garden will be open. laborative exhibition by Marilyn Jolly, Melba Northum and Susan Sitzes titled Transience: Imperfect, Impermanent, ARCHITECTURE Incomplete; Walter Nelson: Graffiti on Aspen Trees – Nature vs. Man. Dallas Center for Architecture

In 1946 in Buenos Aires, Carmelo Arden Quin articulated the ideas of the MADI movement in his MADI Manifesto. The movement has combined complexity and uniqueness with playfulness and whimsy. Focusing on geometric shapes that spill out of the traditional frame, and articulated and mobile structures, MADI artists refuse to make the object representative, but rather focus on the object and the colors themselves.

Location: 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100 Neighborhood: Just north of the Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1 mile Transportation: Bus 051 to San Jacinto & St. Paul Hours: Tours of the Arts District are scheduled the first and third Saturdays of every month at 10am; a tour will take place on January 21. Tours of the Main Street District are Location: 3109 Carlisle Street scheduled the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Neighborhood: North of the Arts District Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Distance from Convention Center: 2.4 miles Admission: $10 for guided walking tours; admission to Transportation: Bus 039 to Bowen & Carlisle exhibitions is free. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am to 5 pm, Thursday –11am Website: http://dallascfa.com/ to 7 pm, Sunday 1 - 5pm, Monday - Closed Phone: 214-742-3242 Admission: Free Website: http://geometricmadimuseum.org/ Phone: 214-855-7802 Exhibitions/Events: Geometric Artists Circle the Globe.


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ARTS DISTRICT With the creation of the Arts District, Dallas commissioned some of the world’s most prominent architects—including four Pritzker Prize winners—to establish an outstanding architectural district within the city center.

Dallas Museum of Art The Dallas Museum of Art, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, was completed in 1984, with an addition added in 1993. Location: 1717 North Harwood Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Transportation: Bus 021 to Pearl & Ross Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 11am to 5pm; Thursday 11am–9pm; Friday*, Saturday, Sunday 11am to 5pm. *Late Night Fridays (Third Friday of the month, January 20), the museum is open until midnight. Admission: $10 for adults/ $7 seniors and military / $5 students; joint tickets with the Nasher Sculpture Center are $16 for adults / $12 seniors and military, $8 students. Website: http://www.dm-art.org/ Phone: 214-922-1200

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AT&T Performing Arts Center The AT&T Performing Arts Center is made up of four main elements: the Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Sammons Park, and Annette Strauss Square .

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The Foster + Partners-designed opera house opened to the public in 2009. The red exterior of the concrete hall references the red traditionally used in the interior of opera houses.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre With the Wyly Theater, REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramos and Rem Koolhaas created a structure that reimagined traditional ideas of theater design. The interior is a flexible space that allows for multiple reconfigurations of seating and performance areas, while the vertical structure deviates from the traditionally horizontally-situated theater building.

Sammons Park Sammons Park is a 10-acre public park at the center of the Performing Arts District, designed by landscape architect Michael Desvigne with Chicago firm JJR. The park features a signature reflecting pool, numerous small gardens, sprawling lawns, and public performance spaces.

Location: 2403 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.4 miles Transportation: Bus 021 to Pearl & Ross Hours: Tours of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, including the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theater, Sammons Park, and Annette Strauss Square are conducted Mondays, Location: 2301 Flora Street Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 10 and 3 Neighborhood: Arts District and must be scheduled in advance. Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Admission: There is no charge for tours. Transportation: Bus 021 to Pearl & Ross Website: http://www.attpac.org/ Hours: Public tours are given on selected Mondays, Thurs- Phone: 214-954-9925 days, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1pm. Additionally, the museum offers free monthly organ recitals (one of which is on January 20) followed by building tours. Admission: Public tours are free of charge. Website: http://www.dallasculture.org/ meyersonsymphonycenter/ Phone: 214-670-3600 The Myerson Symphony Center was completed in 1989, making it one of the earliest additions to Dallas’s emerging arts district. The entire structure is tilted towards the skyline, establishing it in architect I.M. Pei’s vision as a visual connector between the arts district and the city’s urban center.


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Nasher Sculpture Center

MAIN STREET DISTRICT

Completed in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is a showcase for one of the world’s most important private collections of 20th century sculpture. Architect Renzo Piano and Landscape Architect Peter Walker created a space which fluctuates between indoor and outdoor areas to house the Raymond and Patty Nasher Collection.

The Main Street District is the historic center of Dallas and home to some of the city’s most important early architecture including the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. Many of the historic buildings have since been restored and converted into hotels or apartment buildings.

Location: 2001 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Transportation: Red Line to Parker Road Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm Admission: $10 for adults/$7 seniors, students, and military. Joint tickets with the Dallas Museum of Art are $16 adults/$12 seniors and military/$8 students. Website: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/ Phone: 214-242-5100

A walk through the district includes the buildings listed below as well as Old City Hall, Mercantile Place, and many others. Main Street Garden is a centrally-located park from which you can see many of Main Street’s architecturally significant buildings.

Thanks-Giving Square

Location: The Main Street District is bordered by Lamar Street, Elm Street, US 75/I-45, and Commerce Street. Neighborhood: Main Street Distance from Convention Center: 0.8 miles Transportation: 15-minute walk or Bus 021 to Commerce and Griffin

Thanksgiving Square is a 3-acre triangular park at the center of downtown Dallas, designed by Philip Johnson. The site’s centerpiece is a ninety-foot tall concrete spiraling chapel. The center is designed to be a common meeting ground, where people of all faiths and traditions can gather to witness, celebrate, and promote the spirit of thanksgiving.

Magnolia Hotel

Location: 1627 Pacific Avenue Neighborhood: Just north of the Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 0.8 miles Transportation: Bus 051 to Ervay & Bryan, or a 15-minute walk Hours: Visitors may conduct self-guided tours of the Square from 10 am to 4 pm daily; there is an on-site museum open during those hours as well. Guided tours can be arranged for individuals or groups; guided tours must be arranged in advance by contacting the center at 214969-1977 or tgs@thanksgiving.org. Admission: There is no charge for self-guided tours or admission to the chapel; contact the center for pricing on guided tours. Website: http://www.thanksgiving.org/ Phone: 888-305-1205

Location: 1401 Commerce Street Neighborhood: Main Street Distance from Convention Center: ½ mile Transportation: 10 minute walk

The Magnolia Hotel was originally built as the headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum Company. The revolving neon Pegasus atop the building is a re-creation of the original sign, the corporate logo for the Magnolia Petroleum Company (and later Mobil Oil).

Adolphus Hotel The French Renaissance-style Hotel Adolphus was built by the St. Louis firm Barnett, Hayes, and Barnett for beer baron Adolphus Busch in 1912. Notice the turret at the top right of the building, which some say resembles a Budweiser beer bottle. Location: 1321 Commerce Street Neighborhood: Main Street Distance from Convention Center: ½ mile Transportation: 10 minute walk


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Bishop Arts District

Plano Metropolitan Ballet @ The Courtyard Theater

The Bishop Arts District is a walkable, artistic-minded community of galleries, shops, restaurants, and theaters, housed in a historic district of mostly 1920s-era storefronts and warehouses.

Plano Metropolitan Ballet is a not-for-profit ballet company comprised of dancers ages 10–18. Each year the company presents an original fairy-tale ballet and ALA attendees will have the opportunity to see the story of Cinderella come to life on stage.

Location: Centered around the intersection of Bishop & Davis Neighborhood: Oak Cliff Distance from Convention Center: 3 miles Transportation: Bus 021 to Bishop & Davis Website: http://bishopartsdistrict.weebly.com/ Phone: 214-954-9925

DANCE American Ballet Theatre @ Winspear Opera House The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Kevin MacKenzie, performs a mixed program that includes Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Paul Taylor’s Company B. Performances take place at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center complex in the Downtown Dallas Arts District. Location: AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St. Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.3 miles Transportation: Red or Blue Line to Pearl Street Hours: January 20th and 21st at 8pm Admission: $12-150 Website: http://attpac.org Phone: 214-880-0202

Location: The Courtyard Theater, 1509 Avenue H, Plano Neighborhood: Plano Historic District Distance from Convention Center: 17 miles Transportation: Red Line to Downtown Plano Station (Approx. 45 min.) Hours: January 20th at 7pm Admission: $15 Website: http://www.planometballet.org/ Phone: 972-769-0017

Sharp Show@ Owen Fine Arts Center (SMU) The Sharp Show is an annual event that features works which have been choreographed and produced by senior dance majors in the Division of Dance/Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. The Sharp Studio is located in the Owen Fine Arts Center at the SMU campus. Location: Owen Fine Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Rm. B100 Neighborhood: Southern Methodist University Distance from Convention Center: 6.43 miles Transportation: Red or Blue Line to Mockingbird Station, then Bus 768/Mustang Express (Approx. 30 min.) Hours: January 21st at 8pm, January 22nd at 1pm Admission: Free Website: https://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/event/meadowsdance-sharp-show-0 Phone: 214-768-2787


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Marty Walker

Marty Walker Gallery is committed to exhibiting contemporary art by mid-career and emerging artists. The galDRAGON & SLOCUM STREETS lery’s formal program is focused on inventive use of mate(DESIGN DISTRICT) rials and/or process-oriented works as well as outstanding This area contains a number of the city’s most excellent art works in video, photography, sculpture and painting. galleries, interspersed with antique stores and interior design collections. Unless there are Friday or Saturday night Location: 2135 Farrington Street Neighborhood: Design District openings the galleries are best seen during regular business hours. The galleries cover the best in contemporary Distance from Convention Center: 2.8 miles Transportation: Bus 063 to Irving & Manufacturing art with some specializing in European Old Master style. Hours: Saturdays 12 to 5pm and by appointment Website:http://www.martywalkergallery.com/ Craighead Green Phone: 214-769-0066 The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and Conduit styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. From its inception in 1984, the focus of Conduit Gallery has been to forge a link between contemporary artists' Location: 1011 Dragon Street work and the public. The Program includes three exhibiNeighborhood: Design District tions which run concurrently, including the Project Room, Distance from Convention Center: 1.6 miles committed to showing works by artists not represented, Transportation: Bus 063 to Riverfront & Payne often experimental or small scale in scope. Hours: Monday—Thursday 12 to 5pm, Friday 10am to Location: 1626 Hi Line Dr. #C 5:30pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm Neighborhood: Design District Website: http://www.craigheadgreen.com/ Distance from Convention Center: 2.4 miles Phone: 214-855-0779 Transportation: Bus 049 to Hi Line & Oak Lawn Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm Holly Johnson Website:http://conduitgallery.com/ Holly Johnson Gallery was founded in 2005 in the Dallas Phone: 214-939-0064 Design District and represents thirty contemporary artists from throughout the United States. Photographs Do Not Bend Location: 1411 Dragon Street Neighborhood: Design District Distance from Convention Center: 2 miles Transportation: Bus 063 to Riverfront & Cole Hours: Tuesday—Saturday, 11 to 5 pm Website: http://hollyjohnsongallery.com/ Phone: 214-369-0169

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is an art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. Artists exhibited range from the early 20th Century to the present. Location: 1202 Dragon Street Neighborhood: Design District Distance from Convention Center: 1.7 miles Transportation: Bus 059 to Continental & Dragon Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm Website:http://www.pdnbgallery.com/ Phone: 214-969-1852


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Sun to Moon

Kettle Art

Sun to Moon Gallery has been providing photographic prints to businesses and residences since 2001. The Gallery currently represents nine photographers who utilize a variety of styles and techniques to craft their prints.

Kettle Art is an artists’ cooperative, run by artists, for artists, on a purely volunteer basis. The gallery is committed to providing a venue for local and emerging artists to show their work.

Location: 1515 Levee Street Neighborhood: Design District Distance from Convention Center: 2.2 miles Transportation: Bus 049 to Hi Line & Oak Lawn Hours: Thursday through Saturday 11am to 5pm Website:http://www.suntomoon.com/ Phone: 214-745-1199

Location: 2714 Elm Neighborhood: Deep Ellum Distance from Convention Center: 1.6 miles Transportation: Bus 011 to Malcom X & Elm Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 7pm to 10pm Website:http://www.kettleart.com/ Phone: 214-573-7622

Banks Fine Art

UPTOWN

Banks Fine Art specializes in Midcentury modern, American and European antique oil paintings.

Uptown is an area north of downtown roughly located north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Highway 366. It has several galleries of note, not necessarily near to each other.

Location: 1313 Slocum Street, suite 103 Neighborhood: Design District Distance from Convention Center: 2 miles Transportation: Bus 049 to Hi Line & Edison Hours: Monday—Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm Website:http://www.banksfineart.com Phone: 214-352-1811

David Dike Fine Art David Dike Fine Art specializes in late 19th and 20th century American and European paintings with an emphasis on the Texas Regionalists and Texas Landscape painters.

Location: 2613 Fairmount Street Neighborhood: Uptown DEEP ELLUM Distance from Convention Center: 1.8 miles Deep Ellum is east of downtown centered on Elm and sur- Transportation: Bus 021 to McKinney & Fairmount rounding streets and extending under North Central ExHours: Monday—Friday 10am to 5 pm, Saturday 11am to pressway into the Fair Park area. This area was the center 4pm of African-American culture in the 19th and early 20th cen- Website:http://www.daviddike.com/ turies. Deep Ellum is home to a few cooperatively run gal- Phone: 214720-4044 leries and several excellent traditional galleries.

MADI Art Museum and Gallery Barry Whistler Gallery Barry Whistler carries contemporary artists, mostly local. Location: 2909-B Canton Street Neighborhood: Deep Ellum Distance from Convention Center: 1.5 miles Transportation: Bus 011 to Malcom X & Canton Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5pm Website:http://www.barrywhistlergallery.com/ Phone: 214-939-0242

Location: 3109 Carlisle Street Neighborhood: Uptown Distance from Convention Center: 2.4 miles Transportation: Bus 039 to Bowen & Carlisle Hours: Tuesday—Saturday 11am to 5pm, Thursday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm Admission: Free Website: http://geometricmadimuseum.org/ Phone: 214-855-7802


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Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

The gallery is committed to exhibiting outstanding and One of Dallas’ oldest galleries, Valley House Gallery & groundbreaking contemporary art in a variety of media by Sculpture Garden is unique. Its founder, Don Vogel, was a established and emerging artists. painter and gallery owner. His son, Keith, continued the enterprise which specializes in early Texas art, carries outLocation: 5020 Tracy Street sider art, and often the best of contemporaneous Texas Neighborhood: Uptown art. The gallery is set within a beautifully landscaped and Distance from Convention Center: 5.6 miles tranquil sculpture garden open free to the public most Transportation: Bus 021 to McKinney & Monticello hours. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm Website: http://www.dunnandbrown.com/ Phone: 214-521-4322

Location: 6616 Spring Valley Road Neighborhood: North Dallas Distance from Convention Center: 13.8 miles Transportation: Red Line to Bus 463 to Spring Valley & Oak FURTHER NORTH Point Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 am—5 pm Martin Lawrence Gallery Website:http://www.valleyhouse.com/ Specializes in original paintings and fine European prints of Phone:972-239-2441 world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Dali, and Erté. Location: Dallas Galleria, 13550 Dallas Parkway Neighborhood: North Dallas Distance from Convention Center: 12 miles Transportation: Bus 051 to Bus 183 to Dallas N Tollway & Galleria Hours: call for hours Website: http://martinlawrence.com/ Phone:972-716-5335

MUSIC ROCK, FOLK, COUNTRY, ETC. Palladium Ballroom Located in the historic Dallas Schepps Dairy Building, the Palladium Ballroom is a large venue that books Indie Rock, Rap, Metal, and Folk.

Location: 1135 S. Lamar Neighborhood: Downtown-Deep Ellum Kittrell Riffkind sells original glass objects often handmade Distance from Convention Center: 0.6 miles on the premises. Transportation: Bus 206 to Lamar & Belleview Location: 5100 Beltline Road, Suite 820 Website: http://thepalladiumballroom.com/ Neighborhood: North Dallas Phone: 214-421-2021 Distance from Convention Center: 14.1 miles Upcoming Shows: Saturday, January 21, 8:00 p.m.: Pink Transportation: Bus 051 to Bus 183 to Quorum & Dallas N Floyd Laser Spectacular Show. General Admission tickets Tollway $51.14 (includes taxes and fees) Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm Website:http://www.kittrellriffkind.com/ Phone: 972-239-7957

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Sons of Hermann Hall

Granada Theater

Named for the Order of the Sons of Hermann, a fraternal order founded in 1840, Sons of Hermann Hall holds weekly events that include Rockabilly Tuesdays, Swing Dance Wednesdays, and Electric Campfire Jam on Thursdays; bands perform on the weekends. Voted "Best Honky Tonk" and "Best Place to Take a Non-Texan" by The Dallas Observer. Other things to see and do while you're there: Sons of Hermann memorabilia, pool tables, shuffleboard, and an historic bowling alley.

Another one of Dallas' historic venues featuring live music, the Granada Theater is an independent event space featuring Indie Rock, Country, and Hip-Hop. Voted one of "Top 10 Cultural Destinations in Dallas 2008" by Modern Luxury Dallas, Best of the City.

Location: 3414 Elm St. Neighborhood: Downtown-Deep Ellum Distance from Convention Center: 2 miles Transportation: Bus 011 to Malcom X & Elm Website: http://sonsofhermann.com/ Phone: 214-747-4422

The Kessler Theater This World War II-era Art Deco movie house was once owned by Gene Autry and received the 2011 Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas. The Kessler Theater now functions as a dance studio, performance space, and art gallery; The Dallas Observer's People's Choice winner for "Best Performing Arts Venue" in 2010. Live music covers a wide range of Rock, Country, Folk, Latin, and R&B/Soul. Location: 1230 W. Davis Neighborhood: North Oak Cliff Distance from Convention Center: 4 miles Transportation: Bus 011 to Jefferson & Edgefield Website: http://thekessler.org/ Phone: 214-272-8346 Upcoming Shows: Friday, January 20, 6pm: Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. Tickets $15 (taxes and fees not included). Saturday, January 21, 6pm: The Killdares, Home by Hovercraft. Tickets $17.50 to 25 (taxes and fees not included)

Location: 3524 Greenville Ave Neighborhood: Lower Greenville Distance from Convention Center: 6 miles Transportation: Red Line to Parker Road Website: http://granadatheater.com/ Phone: 214-824-9933 Upcoming Shows: Sunday, January 22, doors at 7pm: Scandinavian death metal band In Flames; with Trivium, Veil of Maya, and Kyng. Tickets $27 (includes taxes and fees). Monday, January 23, doors at 7pm: Garage-rock duo The Kills; with Jeff the Brotherhood. Tickets $20 (includes taxes and fees)

JAZZ AND BLUES Pearl at Commerce Pearl is a neighborhood bar in downtown Dallas which features live jazz and blues. Happy Hour every Wednesday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: 2038 Commerce St. Neighborhood: Downtown Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Transportation: Bus 164 to Commerce & Pearl Website: http://www.pearlatcommerce.com/ Phone: 972-863-2038


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Balcony Club The Balcony Club has live jazz almost every night whose awards and merits not only include The Dallas Observer Readers' Pick "Best Jazz Club", but "Best Ambience/ Chance to Get Lucky". Location: 1825 Abrams Rd. Neighborhood: Lakewood Distance from Convention Center: 4.9 miles Transportation: Bus 19 to Gaston & Abrams Website: for more information, visit http:// www.voiceplaces.com/balcony-club-dallas-fort-worth2661583-l/ Phone: 214-826-8104

CLASSICAL Meyerson Symphony Center Performance hall for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Location: 2301 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from Convention Center: 1.2 miles Transportation: Bus 021 to Pearl & Ross Hours: Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8pm.; Sunday matinee performance at 2:30pm. Admission: $19 - $95 Website: https://www.dallassymphony.com/ Phone: 214-670-4334 Upcoming Events: Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 22: Pietary Inkinen conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with an all-Finnish program comprised of Rautavaara's Manhattan Trilogy (2003-2005); Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major; and Sibelius' Violin Concerto in d minor, with violinist Caroline Goulding.

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THEATER Addison Comedy Club Stand-up comedy club. Dining menu (optional) is available. Location: 4980 Beltline Road #250, Addison, TX Distance from the Convention Center: 13.8 miles Transportation: Bus 051 to Bus 183 to Quorum & Beltline Admission: $25 Website: http://www.symfonee.com/Improv/Addison/ home/Index.aspx Phone: 972-404-8501 What’s Playing: Maz Jobrani, best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world.

Dallas Children's Theater DCT has presented professional family theater since 1984. In addition to their Dallas productions they have a national touring company, a theater academy, and a program to bring the arts to local schools. Location: 5938 Skillman, Dallas Neighborhood: Oak Lawn Distance from Convention Center: 8.3 miles Transportation: Blue or Red Line to Bus 583 to Abrams & Impala. Admission: $12-$26 Website: http://www.dct.org/ Phone: 214-740-0051 What's playing: If you give a mouse a cookie, for ages 4 and up.


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Dallas Comedy House

Pocket Sandwich Theatre

DCH specializes in improv and sketch comedy training and performance.

Non-equity theatre with optional dinner service (see website for menu). PST performs comedies, melodramas, musicals, “and an occasional drama thrown in just to keep us legitimate.”

Location: 2645 Commerce Street, Dallas Neighborhood: Deep Ellum Distance from the Convention Center: 1.3 miles Transportation: Bus 011 to Malcom X & Commerce. Admission: $10 Website: http://dallascomedyhouse.com Phone: 214-741-4448 What’s Playing: Comedy at 9 & 10:30pm.

Dallas Theater Center DTC was founded in 1959 and is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Their mainstage is the Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Location: 2403 Flora Street Neighborhood: Arts District Distance from the Convention Center: 1.5 miles Transportation: walk, or Shuttle: www.e-frogsdallas.com Admission: $15-$75 Website: http://www.dallastheatercenter.org Phone:214-880-0202 What’s Playing: Giant, a musical adaptation of Edna Ferber's novel, directed by Michael Greif and with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa.

Pegasus Theatre A professional theatre dedicated to producing new comedies, Pegasus has been specializing in plays known as “Living in Black & White,” spoofing American b&w movies of the 1930s and 1940s (complete with full black and white design!). Location: Eisemann Center for Performance Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX Distance from the Convention Center: 16.5 miles Transportation: Red Line to Galatyn Park Station. Admission: $20-35 Website: http://www.pegasustheatre.org/ Phone: 972-744-4650 What’s playing: The Frequency of Death! A comedy murder-mystery, complete with demented scientist.

Location: 5400 E. Mockingbird, #119 , Dallas Neighborhood: Northeast Dallas/White Rock Distance from the Convention Center: 5 miles Transportation: Red Line north to Mockingbird Station. Admission: $10-18 (dinner not included) Website: http://www.pocketsandwich.com/ Phone: 214-821-1860 What’s playing: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a spoof of Poe’s stories directed by the author.

Stage West Theatre A professional theatre for 33 years, Stage West produces classics and contemporary works. Dinner theatre options are available. Location: 821 W. Vickery, Ft. Worth Distance from the Convention Center: 32.4 miles Transportation: Red Line to Green Line to T&P Station. Admission: $15-35 Website: http://stagewest.org/ Phone: 817-784-9378 What’s Playing: New Jerusalem by David Ives, a drama the New York Times called “engrossing.” The subject: Baruch Spinoza, whose radical beliefs saw him accused of heresy and atheism in 17th century Amsterdam.


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Theatre Arlington This community theatre started up in 1973 and has since expanded with a 199-seat mainstage in downtown Arlington, and a separate education center. Location: 305 W. Main St. Arlington, TX Neighborhood: Central Distance from the Convention Center: 20.7 miles Transportation: Theatre Arlington is not easily accessible by public transit; driving is recommended. Admission: $19 Website: http:// www.theatrearlington.org/ Phone: 817-275-7661 What’s Playing: Noises Off by Michael Frayn, a play-withina-play that’s a hilarious farce.

Theatre Three Location: 2800 Routh Street, Ste. 168 Neighborhood: Oak Lawn Distance from Convention Center: 1.9 miles Transportation: Bus 029 to Maple & Cedar Springs Admission: $20-$40 Website: http://www.theatre3dallas.com/ Phone: 214-871-3300 What's Playing: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the hit musical comedy review of courtship and marriage (playing in the Theatre Too studio space).

Water Tower Theatre Water Tower Theatre has presented musicals and contemporary plays since 1996. Location: 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX Neighborhood: North Dallas Distance from Convention Center: 14.3 miles Transportation: Bus 205 to Addison TC Admission: $20-$40 Website: http://www.watertowertheater.org/ Phone: 972-450-6230 What's playing: The diary of Anne Frank, adaptation by Wendy Kesselman.

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ArtsGuide Dallas 2012  

Welcome to the ACRL Arts Section's ArtsGuide Dallas 2012. The selective guide to cultural attractions and events have been created for atten...

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