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Picture Perfect Weekend
Lamar Wilson | Photo: Courtesy Image | April 5, 2013
Art fans listen up! The fifth annual Dallas Art Fair will return April 11-14. Presented by Ruinart Champagne, the event will be held at the Fashion Industry Gallery and will showcase more than 80 international and national galleries. To guide you through the exciting week, we have rounded up a list of the top five things to see and do.
April 10: Preview showing and toast to Caja Dallas: A Collaboration with Seven and the Dallas Art Fair
Stop by the Dallas Contemporary at 6pm Wednesday for a preview showing and toast to the concurrent art event, Caja Dallas: A collaboration with SEVEN and the Dallas Art Fair. 161 Glass Street, 214.821.2522, dallascontemporary.org
April 11: Preview Gala
Patrons and collectors gather at 7pm for a preview gala and sneak peek at exhibited works before they are open to the public. The event at the Fashion Industry Gallery benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. 1807 Ross Ave., dallasartfair.com/tickets
April 12: Keith Haring, “Untitled (FDR NY),” 1984
Get an up-close look at the diptych panels from Keith Haring’s “Untitled (FDR NY).” Presented by 99 Cent Fine Art, the performance piece and mural created in 1984 will be on display at the patron lounge at 4:30 pm Friday. 1807 Ross Ave.
April 13: Navigating an art fair
New to the Dallas Art Fair? No worries! A panel discussion will be held at 12:30pm Saturday to help you navigate. The Dallas Contemporary’s director Peter Doroshenko, gallery owners, collectors, and artists will all be present to help provide insights and answer any questions you have about the art world and how to plan your day at the fair. Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.
April 14: Art collection tour, Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Kick off your Sunday afternoon by hopping aboard the Dallas Cowboys Stadium art collection tour, led by art consultant Lisa Brown and artist Annette Lawrence. The stadium holdings include 19 commissioned and original works by established and emerging contemporary artists. 925 North Collins St., Arlington; to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, dallasartfair.com