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Arts & Museums
Frontiers of Flight Museum is an assembly of artifacts celebrating the chronicles of flight. From the Wright brothers to the space age, each display is carefully organized to provide in-depth information on aircraft history. Exhibited models are on loan from the University of Texas at Dallas' Collection of Flight, one of the largest aviation archives in the country. Highlights include Hindenburg artifacts and the Apollo 7 spacecraft. You'll find the exhibits to be fun and engaging for the whole family.
If you are interested in tribal, Asian, pre-Columbian and ancient artworks, the Joel Cooner Gallery is a must-see. The gallery is located just west of downtown, near I-35 and Oak Lawn Avenue in the design district. Specialties include masks, sculptures, textiles, currency, weapons and jewelry from China, Japan, Africa and Asia. The art's authenticity is guaranteed and the staff is happy to update clients on current research regarding purchases.
Whether you are looking for work by established contemporary artists or for experimental exhibitions by emerging artists, you can find it at the Conduit Gallery. The main gallery is devoted to 22 of today's artistic luminaries. The annex has shown work by Denton's Good/Bad Art Cooperative, as well as Rod Northcutt and Haley Bates. Established in Deep Ellum in 1984, the gallery is located on the second floor of a renovated warehouse overlooking shops and restaurants.
While shopping the gallery district in Dallas, be sure to stop at Roughton Gallery and indulge your passion for fine 19th and 20th century paintings. Located just north of downtown Dallas, Roughton Gallery offers a wide selection of quality paintings including the works of Louis Aston Knight and Hovsep Pushman. The gallery was founded more than 60 years ago and has a satellite showroom in Los Angeles. Other services include appraisals, framing and installation.
If you like high quality traditional and impressionistic art, be sure to check out Banks Fine Art, located in North Dallas. A wide variety of works are available — 19th and 20th century art, as well as works by current artists of local and national fame. Bob and Maloree Banks started the business in 1979. Bob Banks is a certified appraiser, and offers installation and curating services, as well as consultation and appraisal. They also commission artists to create original works of art. Clients include businesses, art galleries and individuals.
Spread over 11,000 square feet, the stylish Samuel Lynne Galleries promotes 21st century contemporary artists, as well as the Reflectionists. With 4 art galleries house within, there is also a classy wine bar and an intimate 30-seat theater. Besides paintings, also expect some unusual 3 dimensional oil artworks, sculptures and mixed media. The gallery can be rented for charity galas, fashion shows, corporate events and private parties where catering is taking care of. Check website for a list of upcoming events.
The Gerald Peters Gallery at Dallas is one of the three premium locations of this renowned gallery in America. Located near the Payne Street intersection at Dragon Street, the gallery has been a part of Texas for 21 years. Featuring historic photographs and sculptures, works of various artists are laid out over the spacious 11,000 square feet area. Home to over 30 artists, the variety that is on display here, is hard to miss. Apart from the regular working hours, the gallery can be visited by appointment on weekends.
While enjoying time in the Arts District, be sure to stop at the Craighead-Green Gallery. Founded in 1992 by Kenneth Craighead and Steven Green, the gallery is known for displaying quality art in a variety of media by both established artists and emerging talent. If you visit in the summer, you may be able to view the independently juried group show, 'New Texas Talent'.
Texas Art Gallery showcases the work of locally, regionally and nationally renowned contemporary artists like Steve Atkinson, William Berra and many more. The collection mostly comprises of a mix of Western, American and European oils, watercolors and bronzes. Art students from the local high school and college visit the gallery to study the art along with regular art collectors. The rare artworks are auctioned twice a year — in May and November.
Located in the Quadrangle area just north of downtown Dallas, Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art gallery caters to upscale tastes with contemporary artists including David Hockney, the 1960s British pop-art sensation; William Wegman, known for his humorous dog paintings and photographs; and James Surls, a Texas sculptor. Ted Pillsbury, a star art professional in his own right, recently joined Gerald Peters and the Gerald Peters Gallery, established in 1986, thus the new name.
Named after owner Kenny Goss, the Goss Michael Foundation showcases contemporary works of art by renowned and budding artists. Exhibitions include, L'Appartement, First Ladies, and "eventhoughwevebeenburnedbyitletsstillbelieveinlove", and artists, such as, Huger Foote, Piot Brehmer, Junior Toscanelli, and Leo de Goede have displayed their work here. If you have it in you, go get your 15 minutes of fame as an artist. Or simply come by to admire the masterpieces by creative talents.
Afterimage is Dallas' oldest photography gallery. The 28-year-old gallery has featured works by Keith Carter, Andre Kertesz and Robert Frank. In the beginning, the gallery displayed Ansel Adams originals. Works by Jeff Brows, Michael Eastman, David Donovan and Geoff Winningham are also on exhibit. Many of the prints are for sale. Single-artist shows draw both local and national patrons.