DADA’s Dallas Art City film to screen Friday, July 19 at Dallas Museum of Art

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19 Jul 2013
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art will rescreen the film Dallas Art City on Friday, July 19 at 10:30 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium. Admission to the DMA and the screening is free.

The screening is in conjunction with the exhibition DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present that is on display through September 15, 2013 in the Hoffman Galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201. Call 214-922-1200.


In celebration of the Dallas Art Dealers Association’s 25th year in 2010, director and editor Colby Allen was commissioned to create the film Dallas Art City. The film, which premiered at the Dallas Museum of Art, begins in the 1980s and examines how the art scene in Dallas has evolved over the years. This film explores the stories of the people who have invested so much of themselves in the art of a city: the gallerists who have invested in local artists, the artists who have chosen to stay here, and the communities formed by both.

See this link for story about the film

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 DMA will also host a monthlong experimental project space, titled DallasSITES: Available Space, through August 18, 2013, in its contemporary art galleries. Viewed as a companion to the historical exhibition, Available Space foregrounds the current state of contemporary art in North Texas by tapping select artists, curators, collectives, and art educators from the community to program unique and innovative projects in the DMA’s galleries.


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