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Thursday, November 19, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: November 20-22

12:00 PM
Courtesy of DFW World Affairs Council
Last year, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport registered 63,421,235 airplane passengers, many flying across oceans and continents. In 1903, there was one airplane passenger in the entire world - he flew for 12 seconds and traveled 120 feet.

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning David McCullough who will discuss the dynamics and personalities that led to Orville Wright's first brief flight at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, N.C. The entertaining McCullough focuses on a topic that takes readers to historical heights in 1903 unbeknown to what would come in aviation. McCullough has been speaking to sold-out audiences across the country about his research and discoveries through writing his current best-seller, The Wright Brothers.
Frontiers of Flight Museum | 5.0 mi from Museum Tower

James Gill - Judy Garland Photo courtesy of Samuel Lynne Galleries
Samuel Lynne Galleries will present the opening reception for artist James Francis Gill’s latest exhibition, When the World Went POP! Instead of merely depicting images from advertisements and the media, Gill uses his works to represent prominent emotions and ideas associated with popular culture. This innovative approach to creation sets him apart from his fellow artists. During his illustrious career, Gill has demonstrated the ability to adapt his style to reflect modern sensibilities, while simultaneously staying true to the fundamental elements of the Pop Art movement.

The paintings in Gill’s upcoming exhibition When the World Went POP! reflect the interplay between realism and abstraction, while simultaneously bringing Pop Art into the present. Over the years, Gill has established his own technique combining mixed media with more traditional paint application. His paintings continue to be rich in the vibrant colors and thought-provoking irony common to the Pop Art movement, but his current process adds a modern awareness to these depictions. In the past, Gill’s contemporaries conceded that his art reflected both qualities of a contemporary consciousness and a classical tradition. His upcoming exhibition continues to be at once relevant and classic in this way.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 11, 2016.
Samuel Lynn Galleries | 1.3 mi from Museum Tower

2:00 PM
Take the Museum Tower car over to the Winspear Opera House to enjoy the last performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, presented by the Dallas Opera.

It’s not enough to live for art when the winds of change threaten to radically reshape the political landscape. Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera, one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions.

Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

Courtesy of Dallas Opera