The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest urban arts district in the country. Here, you can catch a performance of Texas Ballet Theater, a Broadway touring production, classical or local musicians, a night of live storytelling, TED talks, movies and music under the stars, festivals, exhibits, and so much more. We’d be willing to bet you could spend every weekend here and never run out of new things to do and discover. What’s more: The Fort Worth Cultural District claims five internationally recognized museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and The Modern.
Dallas Museum of Art: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
Exhibit Open Now through February 2022
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is the first exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist’s important olive grove series, produced in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the final year of his life. Co-organized by the DMA and the Van Gogh Museum, this groundbreaking presentation is the only North American venue, and then travel to Amsterdam.
Upon arriving at the asylum of Saint-Rémy in May 1889, Vincent van Gogh was immediately captivated by the region’s abundant olive groves. That June through December, he produced a striking series of paintings that capture olive trees at different times of day and in different seasons. Van Gogh and the Olive Groves brings together this significant series for the very first time. It explores the intensely personal and spiritual meaning the motif held for the artist, while tracing his shifting motivations and stylistic approaches. Bold and experimental, the olive grove series reveals Van Gogh’s passionate investigation of the expressive powers of color and line, and his enduring belief in the consoling power of art.
This unprecedented exhibition contextualizes the olive grove series within the artist’s career and reveals exciting new discoveries on the artist’s techniques, materials, and palette through works drawn from public and private collections.
> Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Cultural District
> AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Arts District
> Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District
> Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Cultural District
> Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District
> Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Cultural District
> Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Arts District
> Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Cultural District
> Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Arts District
> Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arts District
> Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas | The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the City Manager’s Office, fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations.