Sunday, March 10, 2013
9 museum exhibits and movies to preoccupy your Spring Break
Remember, the Dallas Museum of Art is now free!
DALLAS Now that spring break is finally right around the corner, most people know their destination for the week-long vacation.
Whether you are staying in Dallas over the entire break or will only be here for a day or two, there are plenty of entertainment options. From art exhibitions to movies, Dallas offers a number of things to do to enjoy over the break.
Here is a list of some of the top things to do in Dallas next week.
For museum fans who never find the time to check out the number of exhibitions in the Dallas Arts District, spring break is a great opportunity to check out some of the temporary exhibits that are now on display.
Chagall: Beyond Color
The Dallas Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue to host the extensive exhibition of Marc Chagall’s paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and collage. The internationally touring exhibit will feature more than 140 of the artist’s famous works. Chagall: Beyond Color opened on February 17 and will be on display until May 26.
The Difference? exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art features the works of contemporary women artists over the past 50 years in more than 80 different forms of media. The purpose of the exhibit is to examine what these women artists have in common besides their gender. Determine the answer for yourself before the exhibit closes on March 17.
Ken Price: A Retrospective
The current exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Ken Price: A Retrospective, features the famed ceramic works of Ken Price. Planned with the artist before his death in February, the exhibition is an unprecedented collection of the artists glazed and unusually colored works. The exhibit will be on display at the Nasher until May 12.
Girl Scout Cookie Box Creations
Visit the Cookie Box Creations exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to see the free-standing structural works created by the Girl Scout of Northeast Texas along with a team of female architects and engineers. Enjoy Girl Scout cookies in a different way by seeing how the troops and architects created structures out of the cookies boxes. The exhibit opened on February 18 and will remain on display until March 17.
If you are in the mood to see a movie over the break, there are many great options still in theaters.
If you haven’t had the chance to see the Academy Award winning film, you are not too late. See Ben Affleck’s dramatic thriller that everyone is talking about at home or in theaters.
Silver Linings Playbook
Though it opened in November, Silver Linings Playbook has earned a great deal of attention recently after the female lead, Jennifer Lawrence, snagged the Best Actress award at the Oscars. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. Cooper plays a former teacher who moves back home after a stint in a mental institution and meets Tiffany, a widow with her own set of problems played by Lawrence. Judge for yourself if Lawrence deserved the Academy Award by seeing the film in theaters.
Oz the Great and the Powerful
Disney’s newest film, Oz the Great and the Powerful opened in theaters on Friday, March 8. The film offers a new take on the beloved tale, The Wizard of Oz. James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz star in the film.
Jack and the Giant Slayer
See another modern take on a classic tale in Jack and the Giant Slayer. The film is now in theaters and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Ewan McGregor. Find out what happens when Jack, a farm boy played by Hoult, attempts to rescue a princess from a pack of vengeful giants.
Spring Breakers opens in theaters on Friday, March 15 and stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and James Franco. If you are staying at home over the break, you can vicariously live out a wild spring break through this movie, which centers around four college coeds who run into trouble on their Florida spring break trip.
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