Arts & Culture

Makes plans for a weekend getaway to Dallas to enjoy the arts scene.

Events in Arts & Culture

From spectacular shows from all the major performances companies that call Dallas home, to an impressive line up of events throughout the month and breathtaking only-in-Dallas exhibits, there's something for everyone. Start with a walk through the Dallas Arts District to get the lay of the land before diving into each of the events featured this month. Need some ideas? Check out our Arts itinerary or our Arts Guide

Student Arts Festivals
Tue - Apr 24

Student Arts Festivals

The Student Arts Festivals feature the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festivals offer audiences the opportunity to roam from one building to another, taking in art...

Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat between Apr 24 and Apr 28

University of Texas at Dallas

Wind Sculptures in Motion -The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker at the Dallas Arboretum
Tue - Apr 24

Wind Sculptures in Motion -The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker at the Dallas Arboretum

Mark your calendar for the arrival of Lyman Whitaker and his spectacular hand-crafted wind sculptures to the Dallas Arboretum this spring and summer. As the most recognized creator of kinetic art...

Daily through Jul 29

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana
Tue - Apr 24

The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana

Be dazzled by over 200 gleaming gold items of regalia, colorful and intricately woven silk kente cloth, ceremonial furniture, state swords, linguist staffs, and other significant objects...

Daily through Aug 12

Dallas Museum of Art

DMA presents the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery
Tue - Apr 24

DMA presents the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic Art. The gallery will highlight...

Daily through Apr 16

Dallas Museum of Art

Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit
Tue - Apr 24

Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit

The exhibition features a mural painting by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie displayed for the first time outside of Arizona and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The impressive...

Daily through Dec 2

Dallas Museum of Art

Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road
Tue - Apr 24

Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road

Drawn from the DMA's collection, this exhibition showcases fine examples of garments and ornamental hangings. The works on view come from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan, with some objects...

Daily through Dec 9

Dallas Museum of Art

Sightings: Nairy Baghramian
Tue - Apr 24

Sightings: Nairy Baghramian

The sculptural installations of Nairy Baghramian draw upon the frequently divergent histories of art, architecture, and design, as well as dance, theater, and photography. The space of a gallery...

Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun through Jul 8

Nasher Sculpture Center

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone
Tue - Apr 24

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human...

Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun through Apr 29

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nancy Conant's Art Show and Reception - “All Things Great and Small”
Tue - Apr 24

Nancy Conant's Art Show and Reception - “All Things Great and Small”

You are invited FEATURED ARTIST'S SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine FEATURED ARTIST Nancy Conant - "All Things Great and Small" Nancy's work - https://goo.gl/zAZ9Xu SHOW...

Daily ongoing

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
Tue - Apr 24

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

Edward Jean Steichen, known for his photography, produced seven large mural paintings from 1911-1914 for financier Eugene Meyer and his wife, Agnes. Several members of the Meyers' and Steichen's...

Daily through May 13

Dallas Museum of Art

Final Days! The Art of Mark Mullino at Two Corks and a Bottle!
Tue - Apr 24

Final Days! The Art of Mark Mullino at Two Corks and a Bottle!

Join us at Two Corks and a Bottle throughout the month of September as we showcase the art of Mark Mullino! Enjoy our custom wines and browse the selection of gorgeous and unique pieces throughout...

Daily ongoing

Two Corks and a Bottle

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Wed - Apr 25

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland presents a world in which everything, including Alice's own body size, is in a state of flux.

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

An Evening With! Lost Fair Park with Jim Parsons
Thu - Apr 26

An Evening With! Lost Fair Park with Jim Parsons

Join us in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall to spend an evening with Jim Parsons as he discusses Lost Fair Park. This talk will feature the buildings and art that were constructed for the...

Dallas Historical Society

Chillida in Dallas Part II
Fri - Apr 27

Chillida in Dallas Part II

Gallery talk by Scott Winterrowd, director of education Free with regular Museum admission

Meadows Museum

Plano Artfest
Fri - Apr 27

Plano Artfest

Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection. The 2018 festival will include a week of community art programming that...

Downtown Plano Arts District

Augmented Reality
Fri - Apr 27

Augmented Reality

Opening April 27 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, a new show will introduce the city to the engaging works of two Venezuela-born artists, Pedro Morales and Miguel...

Daily between Apr 27 and Jul 15

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Dallas Arboretum's Artscape Fine Art and Craft Fair
Sat - Apr 28

Dallas Arboretum's Artscape Fine Art and Craft Fair

Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum's juried fine art and craft show and sale, brings together outstanding artists from around the country. The show features a variety of mediums including painting,...

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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