DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present
in Hoffman Galleries
to 5 PM
1717 N. Harwood St. , Dallas, TX
Start date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
End Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013
DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present is an exhibition celebrating the history of North Texas’s bold and distinctive art scene. Looking back over fifty years, DallasSITES examines the moments, people, and organizations that helped shape our area’s incredibly vital relationship with contemporary art. So often relegated to the art world’s “third coast,” North Texans created opportunities from this peripheral status by working in ways that can be described as uniquely Texan, while capturing and maintaining the attention of the national and international art communities.
The exhibition is composed of mainly ephemeral works including gallery invitations, posters, publications, photography, video, as well as a select group of art objects. The majority of the objects will be from the DMA’s archives, with loans from the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Dallas City Municipal Archives, the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library, and several local private collections. Organized geographically, the exhibition will focus on seven major areas of Dallas, including Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, Deep Ellum, Oak Cliff, the Dallas Arts District and downtown Dallas, and surrounding university communities such as Arlington and Denton. Within each of these geographic areas, the history of the galleries, artist collectives, individuals, collectors, artists, and institutions—including the South Dallas Cultural Center, the Arts District, Good/Bad Art Collective, Toxic Shock, and others—will be presented through the ephemeral objects produced by these neighborhoods over the past fifty years along with research compiled for the DallasSITES project.
Information from venue
Sorry, this event ended on Sept. 15, 2013.
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