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Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Cultural Renaissance #NearbyMuseumTower: A Guide to Dallas Arts Week

Chul-Hyun Ahn, Three Squares, 2014, Plywood, Changing LED Lights, Mirrors
The 2015 Dallas Arts Week is in full swing #NearbyMuseumTower. What will you discover?
Passionate about art? You're in for a real treat as the city welcomes the onset of Dallas Arts Week, one of the most highly anticipated artistic and cultural experiences of the year. With many incredible artists, galleries, exhibitions and the Dallas Art Fair conveniently located just steps from Museum Tower Dallas, homeowners are in the heart of the pulsing energy. Prepare to dive into Dallas' incredible art scene this weekend with our tailored list specifically curated to showcase the best Dallas Arts Week events occurring #NearbyMuseumTower.

Be sure to share your favorite pieces, can't miss exhibits and other experiences during Dallas Arts Week by using #NearbyMuseumTower, #MuseumTower or tagging @MuseumTwrDallas. Now, ready, set, explore!

Nicholas Frank, Activity XXVIII, 2013, Oil on Canvas
Dallas Art Fair
Friday, April 10, 11:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.)
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

The core of Dallas Arts Week and a feast for the eyes, the 2015 Dallas Art Fair features over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. With artistic expressions certain to captivate and inspire, Dallas Art Fair is a must for your weekend agenda.

Concierge Counsel: Before taking a short stroll over to the Fashion Industry Gallery, slip into a pair of luxurious Jimmy Choo Kattie's from the store at Highland Park Village. You’ll find that the art isn’t the only object in the room catching everyone’s eye. And, while touring around the fair, be sure to visit local Dallas exhibitors including RO2 Art, Zhulong Gallery and Talley Dunn Gallery. Once the sun begins to set, that's your cue to stroll over to Ocean Prime and celebrate another art, the art of great cuisine. Indulge in an Oscar Style Filet Mignon accompanied by Black Truffle Mac and Cheese then top it all off with a moist slice of Ten Layer Carrot Cake. Be sure to enjoy a night-cap back at Museum Tower Dallas' Terrace Lounge as the perfect way to end a full day in the vibrant arts district.

Michael Craig Martin, Untitled (Headphones), 2014, Acrylic on Aluminum
The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast with Michael Craig-Martin
Friday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Goss-Michael Foundation
2.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

Conceptual artist and TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art contributor Michael Craig Martin returns to Dallas where he will debut his memoir, On Being an Artist. Seize this opportunity to begin your day surrounded by incredible art while enjoying a savory breakfast in the presence of great company, the godfather of British conceptual art.

Concierge Counsel: Although close, The Goss-Michael Foundation is a longer walk and Dallas could be in for a bit of rain. Allow Museum Tower Dallas' house car to escort you in style and comfort. That's just one of the many services we are proud to offer to simplify your life. Prior to arriving at the breakfast, swing by Ascension Coffee for one of the best cups of java in the city and a great start to Friday.

MTV Re:Define, The Goss Michael Foundation
Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
The Goss-Michael Foundation
2.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

The event of the year is finally here! The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, together with The Goss-Michael Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, present the fourth annual MTV RE:DEFINE, a premiere art exhibition, auction, and gala featuring world-renowned contemporary artists. The evening, co-chaired by sisters Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel-Kloewer, and Krystal Schlegel, hosted by Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss and honoring Michael Craig Martin will feature a live auction led by auctioneer Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8. All proceeds will benefit Dallas Contemporary and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, an international organization dedicated to eradicating the spread of HIV among young people. One of spring's most exciting galas, this will certainly make for an unforgettable evening.

Concierge Counsel: Don’t dash out the door just yet! An exquisite evening requires an exquisite outfit. Stop by Highland Park VillageStanley Korshak or Forty Five Ten for the perfect ensemble. Perhaps something similar to these Herm├Ęs and Christian Louboutin pairings on What to Wear: MTV RE:DEFINE 2015 

Gray Malin, Prada Marfa Two Cowboys
Film Series: Red Orange Fruit
Friday, April 10, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

Organized by Gretchen L. Wagner, Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary, Red Orange Fruit is simply mesmerizing and the second installment of a series of three programs screened in Texas and Oklahoma. The trip between venues – Oklahoma City, Dallas and Marfa – is epic, passing through seemingly infinite landscapes. This program explores passage and journey, both physical and conceptual, and artists have been asked to select works for the different settings with this theme in mind. Visitors are encouraged to follow the tour and visit Marfa Contemporary, April 13-14, for the final installment of this exhibition across the region. This weekend, enjoy three opportunities to catch a glimpse of this inspiring film series.

Concierge Counsel: Are you in awe of the art of film? Fascinated by the way it captures the magic of human imagination and the trials of the human spirit? Ready to experience more? Now until April 19, The Dallas International Film Festival is also occurring #NearbyMuseumTower. Click here for additional information and a schedule of all the incredible films at DIFF.

Tony Tasset, Eye
The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair
Sunday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“The Eye”
0.8 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

We’re sure that the distinctive Eye sculpture by artist Tony Tasset has caught your eye at one point or another after it was completed in August 2013. This year, The Eye Ball will surely gather an exceptional crowd to culminate the end of Dallas Arts week with performances by Leon Bridges and Quaker City Night Hawks at this star-studded event. Please note, space is limited and subject to availability. Please contact Museum Tower Dallas' 24/7 concierge to make arrangements should you like to attend. 

Concierge Counsel: Finish your evening with handcrafted cocktails from CBD Provisions or Midnight Rambler, the new craft cocktail salon located at The Joule.

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