If you’ll soon have guests in town for the holidays it’s time to plan for those hours that don’t involve feasting and opening presents. Thankfully, North Texas is bustling with cultural opportunities. The walls and galleries of our region’s favorite museums and performance halls are ready for your guests’ curious eyes.

 

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Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Sightings: Alex Israel

Through January 31, 2016

In his native Los Angeles, multi-format artist Alex Israel works on everything from his own sunglasses company, Freeway Eyewear, to his YouTube talk show As It LAys, where he interviews Hollywood personalities. Deeply entrenched in LA culture, he also creates backdrop paintings for Warner Brothers studio. His Nasher installation positions his paintings with sculptural objects related to his upcoming feature film SPF-18.

 

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Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
November 20, 2015 – March 20, 2016

This exhibition is the largest ever assembly of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings. Some works included have not been exhibited for more than 50 years, and several were considered missing. This exclusive U.S. presentation of the exhibition provides insight into this lesser-known period of Pollock’s career from 1947 to 1949.
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Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2100 Flora St.

Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

Through March 20, 2016
Explore the lesser-known non-paper works of this artist including embroidered handkerchiefs, wallpapers, installation and video. The intense exhibition will allow viewers to seamlessly move with the artist across formats, media and sensations.

 

 

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AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St.

Winspear Opera House

Jersey Boys

December 16 – 27

Experience the Tony award-winning musical about the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The true-story features hit songs and tells the tale of how four blue-collar kids made pop music history.

 

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The Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell St.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Through January 10, 2016

See more than 60 works from this Los Angeles-born artist’s 14-year career. Wiley’s paintings famously represent images of street life in Harlem, often replacing the historical subjects in the works of renowned painters such as Titian and van Dyck with fashionable young black men.

 

 

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

Through January 3, 2016
Explore self-taught and folk artists through more than 100 works of art with this exhibition featuring textiles, needlework, ceramics, drawings, paintings, furniture and more from the 18th century to present day.

 

 

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The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye

Through February 14, 2016

Explore some of the most daring paintings from the height of Impressionism with more than 50 paintings from Gustave Caillebotte. The artist’s images of Paris streets and domestic life will showcase a full range of Caillebotte’s vision.
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Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.

The Nutcracker

December 11 – 27

Fan-favorite The Nutcracker returns to Bass Hall for the holidays with Ben Stevenson’s take on the story of a young girl and her magical doll. Texas Ballet Theater’s performance allows viewers to truly get lost in an enchanting performance complete with flying carpets and snow.

 

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