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Nine Museum Exhibits Coming to Dallas in 2020

Don't miss these must-see exhibits.

David C Justin
Posted on Jan 23, 2020

Header photo credit: Crow Museum of Asian Art. 

Dallas is blessed with some of the coolest museums around and part of the reason for that is the rotation of new exhibits they bring to town. So as we kick off the new year, let's check out some of the best exhibits coming in 2020.

Latino Cultural Center
Jan. 18 through March 18, 2020
At the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas-based Latinx artist Armando Sebastian draws inspiration from both dreams and reality to meld music, fashion and club kid culture from the 1990s into fantastic paintings. The Dreamer/Parallel Universe: The Works of Armando Sebastian is on exhibit for a limited time so be sure to see it before it fades away. Admission is free.

Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas
Jan. 18 through Aug. 16, 2020
The Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas is kicking off their new decade with Beili Liu: One and Another. The first of a series featuring Texas Asian women artists, the exhibit focuses on two monumental works of visual artist Beili Liu. The Austin resident is a professor of art at the University of Texas and creates process-driven and site responsive installations that are strongly influenced by her Chinese heritage. Admission is free.

South Dallas Cultural Center
Jan. 25 through March 21, 2020
Celebrating black musicians, filmmakers, photographers and other creatives, the South Dallas Cultural Center presents Punk Noir. Created by Nigerian-American artist, Dawn Okoro, the portraits use energetic colors light to revel in the divine feminine and masculine embodiments of their subjects. Admission is free.

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
Jan. 31 through April 26, 2020
Over at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Hip Squares: Dallas Artists of the 1960s features the works of Dallas-based geometric abstractionists during the decade of peace, love and harmony. Featuring the art of Bill Komodore, Toni LaSelle, Herb Rogallas, Charles T. Williams and Roger Winters, the exhibit gives visitors a new appreciation for the spirit behind the modern art movement in Dallas. Admission is free.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Feb. 19 through June 30, 2020
Taking a more serious look at the 1960s, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is combining two prestigious photography exhibits under one banner to present The Fight for Civil Rights in the South. Shot by photographer John Postiglione, Courage Under Fire depicts the events of May 14, 1961, when members of the Ku Klux Klan set fire to a bus filled with Freedom Riders in Anniston, Alabama. In Selma to Montgomery, photographer James "Spider" Martin captures the iconic moment when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 2,000 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students.

Frontiers of Flight Museum
Opening Feb. 28
Opening as a new permanent exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Early Cold War and the Korean Conflict will feature an in-depth look at the early use of jet engines in military airplanes, the Berlin Airlift which carried supplies into West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade, as well as the aerial dogfights that took place over the portion of Korea known as MiG Alley. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children age 3-17.

Meadows Museum*
March 29 through July 26, 2020
Considered to be Spain's most innovative artist of the 16th century, sculptor Alonso Berruguete revolutionized Spanish art in his time by portraying each piece with anatomical precision, dynamic movement and psychological insight. And soon, you'll be able see his work first hand when Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain comes to the Meadows Museum at SMU. Tickets are $12 for adult and free for children under 12.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
April 25 through Sept. 7, 2020
Jumping from the 16th century to the 21st, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is bringing a scientific look at one of today's more popular art forms: animation. In The Science Behind Pixar, explore the science and technology that brought life to some of our most beloved animated characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Edna Mode and, of course, the Pixar mascots - Luxo Sr. and Luxo Jr. Admission to the Perot is $20 for adults and $13 for children age 12 and under.

Dallas Museum of Art
June 7 through Sept. 6, 2020
Featuring almost 80 works that celebrate the grandeur and diversity of the American West, the Dallas Museum of Art will launch Rethinking the Myth of the American West this summer. The exhibit traces the artists' encounters with the indigenous people, the grand landscape and the anxieties felt about modernization. Tickets to the exhibit are $16 for adults. DMA Members and children age 11 and under are free. 


*The Meadows Museum is a member of VisitDallas.