One of the best-kept cultural secrets in the DFW area, the Arlington Museum of Art, is quickly gaining a reputation for its exhibits that showcase cutting-edge contemporary art and beyond. The museum was founded in 1952 to highlight community art, and is a non-profit organization run by a small staff and full-time director. The former JCPenney building on Main Street now houses four floors of permanent and traveling exhibitions that span post-Impressionism-era art, Texas contemporary art, modern art and even Renaissance masters.
The latest exhibitions have been culturally significant, especially the current Modern Masters from the Guild Hall, which runs through February 21. Seldom have so many American modern art legends been exhibited together: Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Liechtenstein, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, to name a few. There are 72 paintings, prints, lithographs, sculptural pieces, illustrations, photographs and mixed media pieces to peruse that embody the unconventional spirit of the mid-Twentieth Century.
The Rooftop Gallery is currently showing photography by Amy Schultz and features recent photographs from her latest exploration of Germany. The exhibit, entitled Reflections, is a companion to the Modern Masters from the Guild Hall so be sure to see them both.
From March 9, 2016-April 17, 2016 works of student art from Arlington High Schools will be on display; each two weeks a different school is featured.
Beyond visual art, the museum often hosts fun entertainment events such as Le Chien Noir, an homage to the famous Parisian jazz café…or a Night at the Apollo, which remembers the historic music venue in Harlem with a night of amateur performers who compete for cash prizes. Coming on Saturday night, February 6, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. is a painting party. The museum will supply all the materials along with some wine. The cost is $35 per person. Register online at http://arlingtonmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.
You and your senior are invited to see what’s currently happening at the Arlington Museum of Art. The museum is located at 201 W. Main Street in Arlington and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free. There are also volunteer opportunities for those who enjoy fine arts. Visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org or call 817-275-4600.
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