REOPENING OF THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART AND OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Six institutions in the Dallas Arts District and downtown Dallas jointly announce their plans to reopen. The Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will open to the public on August 14, and the Nasher Sculpture Center on August 20. The following month, the Crow Museum of Asian Art opens on the 15th, the Sixth Floor Museum in mid-September, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will soon confirm its reopening date. The six museums collaborated for several months to determine suitable reopening dates and new measures to ensure the health and safety of their employees and visitors.
In a group statement, the museums shared: “We have worked together since we closed in March to prepare for the days when we can safely welcome visitors again. The last five months have been a period of significant change. As cultural institutions, we recognize our unique roles as spaces in which visitors can find refuge, joy and connection. We are very happy to finally reopen our spaces to the community”.
Beginning August 14, the Dallas Museum of Art will be temporarily open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and visits must be previously appointed. Current exhibits include: Landscape of a Lifetime, a mural in 24 shades of blue that illustrates day and night in a single transition, by Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto; and Mexican flowers. Women in Mexican Modern Art, which examines the changing representations of women in the paintings, works on paper, and textiles of early 20th century Mexican art.
Starting August 20, the Nasher will be open to the public from Thursday to Sunday, and tickets must be also reserved in advance. In the main halls, the exhibitions Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture, and Resist/Release have been extended until January 2021. In addition, Nasher Prize: Michael Rakowitz will run until April 18, 2021. The new Nasher Windows series, featuring works by artists from North Texas, will continue at the museum entrance through early September.
*cover: Ciara Elle Bryant, Server: A Streamed Revolution, 2020 - Mixed media installation, Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center