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Best Art Exhibits Coming To DFW In 2016

There are several museums and places to enjoy art in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. While there are many permanent places, there are several new shows coming up. Both new artists and new looks at old classic artists are on display in several locations around the city. Here are a few shows coming up that are sure to fill your senses with the artistic experience.
Divine Felines: Cats Of Ancient Egypt
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
www.dma.orgOct. 9, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

"Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" will show examples of art from Ancient Egypt portraying the role of cats in their ancient society, from house cats to lions, from mythology, to royalty, to house pets. This exhibit is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and features 80 objects from ancient Egyptian art. Part of the exhibition includes at burial practices, items decorated with cat features and there is a small section on dogs. The museum is open every day 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monet: The Early Years
Kimbrell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-8451
www.kimbellart.orgOct. 16, 2016  - Jan. 29, 2017

This exhibit features 60 paintings from early in Monet's career, from 1858 to about 1872, while he lived near the River Seine near Paris. He was still in his 20s during this era. It was here he developed his highly personal and distinctive style of painting. The paintings have come from Europe, the United States and Japan. The museum put this exhibit together in cooperation with the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco. The museum opens at 10 a.m., except on Friday and Sunday when it opens at noon. It closes at 5 p.m. each day and is closed on Mondays.

Picasso: Ceramics
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main St.
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 275-4600
arlingtonmuseum.orgNov. 12, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

Picasso was well known for his paintings, but in his 60s he began to work with ceramics at the Madoura Pottery in southern France. The last 25 years of his life he worked often with ceramics which was a new medium for him. There will be several examples of his paintings on ceramics in this display. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, and is closed on Mondays.

Related: Five Must-See Museums In DFW

Border Cantos: Richard Misrach And Guillermo Galindo
Amon Carter Museum
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-1933
www.cartermuseum.orgOpening Sept. 24, 2016

The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth has a large collection of American art focusing on the American West. Photographer Richard Misrach and musician Guillermo Galindo combine forces to create this exhibit about the Texas border with Mexico. Misrach often has very large photos, and this exhibit features his work along the border. Galindo has created musical instruments from things like shotgun shells, tires and toys found along the border, to go with the photographs. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-9215
www.themodern.orgThrough Sept. 18, 2016

Stella is one of the most well known living modern artists in the United States. More than 120 of his works will be on display, featuring some of his work from his most prolific era of the 1950s. The exhibit features paintings, maquettes, sculptures and drawings. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Whitney Museum in New York. His best known work, as well as some not so well known, will be on display. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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