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Through Feb. 24 Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection at the Crow Museum of Asian Art explores divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art. An avatar is the incarnation or physical manifestation of a deity, and the artistic representations of them have changed in style across time and place. Guests are invited to contemplate the endless variety of these divine Hindu and Buddhist figures. The Crow Museum is at 2010 Flora St. in the Downtown Arts District, and is free. Information:

Through March 23 Black Beauty: Glitz and Glamour is a fashion collection and more at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Designers Patrick Wright and Pucci Lisenbee fill the spaces of the Arthello Beck Art Gallery with their never-before-seen fashion collection. The exhibition also highlights the beauty and accomplishments African-American women. It is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m. The South Dallas Cultural Center is located at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave. in Dallas. Information:

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish, 1838–1874), Beach at Portici, 1874
Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish, 1838–1874),
Beach at Portici, 1874
Through June 2 Fortuny: Friends and Followers is an exhibition dedicated to Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, drawing from the Meadows Museum's holdings of works on paper, as well loans from private and public collections. Fortuny's world is explored through a variety of themes including intimate representations of family and home, trends of modern life in European cities such as Paris and Venice, cultural arts from Spain and much more. The Meadows Museum is at 5900 Bishop Blvd. Information:

Lyubov Popova, Painterly Architectonics, 1918, oil on cardboard, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund and gifts from Mrs. Edward Marcus, James H. Coker and Ann Addison, Margaret Ann Bolinger, Natalie (Schatzie) and George T. Lee, Jr., Elizabeth B. Blake, and an anonymous donor, 1982.10 Through June 9 Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism highlights the Dallas Museum of Art's exceptional collection of work by female artists working in Europe. Spanning the late 18th through the early 20th centuries, the exhibition draws primarily from the permanent collection, and explores the challenges and limitations experienced by female artists at that time. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Fabulous Beast, Iran, 12th–13th century, bronze, The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, K.1.2014.496 Through April 26, 2020 The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest-ever exhibition of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic Art. The collection includes luster pottery, painted miniatures and rare manuscripts dating back as far as the 14th century. This long-term loan to the Dallas Museum of Art makes it the third-largest repository of Islamic art in the United States. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Feb. 23-Aug. 18 The Art of the Brick features intriguing works of art constructed using only LEGO® bricks. The critically acclaimed traveling exhibition at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science boasts the world's largest and most elaborate display of its kind. Created by renowned artist Nathan Sawaya, the exhibition includes both original pieces and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces, such as Van Gogh's Starry Night. There are also plenty of hands-on experiences, including building challenges and games. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. in Dallas. Information:

Berthe Morisot, Winter, 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1981.129
Berthe Morisot, Winter, 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1981.129
Feb. 24-May 26 Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist is an international exhibition dedicated to one of the founding members of the French Impressionist movement. Co-organized by the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, this timely reevaluation of Morisot's legacy is the first dedicated presentation of her work in the United States since 1987. It features approximately 60 paintings from public and private collections around the world. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Free First Saturdays March 2 Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Look, learn and love your time at the Nasher every first Saturday of the month. Bring the whole crew to create, discover and make new memories together. Each month features a rotating schedule of things to see and do. Free First Saturdays is presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus and Bank of America. Promotional support for Free First Saturdays is provided by Univision. DART is the public transportation partner for Free First Saturdays. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. Information:

March 16-Aug. 10 Phenomenal Women is an exhibition featuring local emerging female African American artists working in a variety of media. A celebration of the strength, empowerment, love and talent of the sisterhood, the art show happens at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. Information:

The Being Human Hall. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science unveils its first completely transformed exhibit hall since opening in 2012. There are twice as many interactive displays, tons of innovative content, and dozens of experiences offered in English and Spanish. Explore what it means to be human! Highlights include a rare display of a human brain with an intact spinal cord, and a virtual reality journey into the South African caves where anthropologists discovered a new human relative. Speak into an interactive device that lets you "see" your voice. Use your brain waves to fire off pulsing lights. And marvel at a dozen authentic stone tool artifacts, some more than a million years old, displayed by a replica of our famous relative "Lucy." The Perot Museum is at 2201 North Field St. in Dallas. Information:

Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete is at Crow Museum of Asian Art. This permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai showcases one of the Crow Museum's most recent and spectacular acquisitions - a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world. The suit of armor was originally created for Abe Masayoshi (1700–1769), the daimyo (a powerful landholding ruler) of Bingo province from 1715 until his death. In addition to components crafted by the best metalsmiths of the day, the armor includes a hoshi kabuto, or traditional Japanese helmet, made by the renowned armorer Neo Masanobu. The Crow Museum of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora St. Information:

Trinity River Audubon CenterFree Third Thursday Discover the Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd. Admission to the center is free on the Third Thursday of every month. Enjoy activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lunch, and enjoy the shady riverbend picnic site, overlooking the Trinity River. Information: 214-398-TRAC (8722) or
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Dallas Arts District First and Third Saturday of every month The Arts District Architecture Tour. Presented in partnership with the Dallas Center for Architecture, this 90-minute Dallas Arts District architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890's to the present day. You will explore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story. Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain or shine. More information:

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