AT&T Performing Arts' popular outdoor concert series is a showcase for local talent, from upstarts to established indie acts. Highlights of this year's season include Doug Burr, Yells at Eels, Zhora, Somebody's Darling, and many, many more. Bring a blanket and a picnic—or buy food there. (There's tasty adult beverages for purchase, too, but no BYO.)
There’s nothing nicer than a Dallas spring, except perhaps enjoying it at the Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms floral festival. In honor of this year’s theme, “Birds of Paradise,” you can soak in the sunshine while exploring the new life-size Bird House Exhibit and admiring the 500,000 seasonal blooms.
German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi is known for her photography, videos, and sculpture, works that challenge the veracity of the documentary image, question the constructed nature of memory, and respond to the implications of time and history in architecture. At the Nasher, the artist will use these mediums to transform one of the galleries into a blacktopped streetscape, recalling the Arts District’s oft-forgotten, mid-20th century identity as a glut of gas stations and parking lots known as “Automobile Row.”
Remember when a big neon Playboy bunny popped up along the road to Marfa? The installation, commissioned by the men's magazine and featuring an outline of the instantly recognizable symbol, was the work of artist Richard Phillips. Yes, it will be installed here, too, in addition to an indoor exhibit of his pop culture-inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed-media work.
Islamic art expert and curator Sabiha Al Khemir Fundación and the Foundation Focus-Abengoa in Seville, Spain have put together a rare, highly-inclusive collection of work spanning eleven centuries, drawing from both public and private collections to demonstrate the symbolic significance and cultural importance of light in the Islamic world. As demonstrated by the expansive nature of the exhibit, light has two meanings. There is the physical—the sun, the giver of life—and the metaphysical, light as knowledge in the darkness of ignorance. There's only one place in the United States where you can see this exhibit, and it's here.
Until Pablo Picasso’s debut, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) topped the list of internationally respected Spanish painters. Bastida expertly captures the faces, landscapes, and sunlight of his surroundings. More than one hundred paintings, oil sketches and drawings featured in “Sorolla and America” examine the artist’s unique relationship with the United States throughout the early 20th century.