Since its inception nine years ago, the Dallas Arts Fair has grown into a full week of events, galas, and Insta-worthy parties—the best of which you’ll find just beyond The Joule’s doorstep.
NASHER PRIZE GALA
April 1, 7 p.m.
Join the museum as it celebrates 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe, whose work fuses dance, music, and film with subjects like biology and philosophy.
KICKOFF AT ERIN CLULEY GALLERY
April 2, 2–3 p.m.
Enjoy beer and tacos courtesy of the Dallas Art Fair and Cluley’s Trinity Groves gallery at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Visit studios and see new work from photographer Nic Nicosia, making a return to Dallas after 11 years in Santa Fe.
The Details: Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication Street. Free; no RSVP required. Come one, come all.
DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM LECTURE SERIES: ANNABELLE SELLDORF
April 5, 6:30 p.m.
The founding principal of Selldorf Architects knows how to create spaces for art. The New York-based firm has designed galleries for David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth, as well as exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Whitney. See what she has to say at this talk in the museum’s Horchow Auditorium.
The Details: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood Street. Free for members, $5 for students, $20 general admission.
THE POWER STATION EXHIBITION OPENING: STEVEN PARRINO
April 5, 7–9 p.m.
Take in the punk-infused sculptures, paintings, and works on paper of the late artist, known for his commitment to radicalism and tragic death in a motorcycle accident at age 44.
The Details: The Power Station, 3816 Commerce Street.
DALLAS ART FAIR PREVIEW GALA
April 6, 6—10 p.m.
Get a sneak peek (and first chance to purchase exhibited works) of the ninth annual fair, which will feature over 90 galleries representing 16 countries. Be sure to check out first-time exhibitors Gagosian Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Simon Lee Gallery, Skarstedt Gallery, and Shane Campbell Gallery.
The Details: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue. Tickets at dallasartfair.com/tickets
THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION BREAKFAST WITH BILLY CHILDISH
April 7, 9–11 a.m.
Kenny Goss and George Michael created their foundation in 2007 with the aim of collecting leading contemporary British artists including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, and Michael Craig-Martin. Spend a morning at the space taking in the work of Billy Childish while enjoying breakfast with the English artist.
The Details: The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1305 Wycliff Avenue. For tickets, call 214.242.5169 or visit g-mf.org.
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MEMBERS OPENING CELEBRATION
April 7, 7–10 p.m.
See the spring exhibitions of artists Pia Camil, Ambreen Butt, and Keer Tanchak, and enjoy drinks and bites in the Design District museum’s parking lot. Become a member to join the party—or wait for the public opening April 8.
The Details: Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street. Membership info at dallascontemporary.org. Keer Tanchak, “Céline, Oil on Aluminum, 2016, 12 X 8 inches (above).
SOUNDINGS: JÖRG WIDMANN AT THE NASHER
April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed composer and clarinetist’s complete cycle of five string quartets, as well as the North American premiere of his Das heiße Herz song cycle.
The Details: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street. April 7, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at nashersculpturecenter.com/soundings
360 SPEAKER SERIES NEW PITCHES: REFRAMING ARTISTS FOR A CHANGING MARKET
April 8, 2 p.m.
With an art fair taking place somewhere in the world practically every week and the web serving as a new platform for selling and collecting, this talk investigates how artists and dealers should adapt.
The Details: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street. Free with museum admission. RSVP to nasherscuplturecenter.org/360
THE EYE BALL
Always a festive affair, The Joule Hotel-sponsored party incorporates live performances, surrealistic costumes (including some on the guests), innovative food displays, and more—all under the gaze of Tony Tasset’s massive sculpture.
The Details: The Eye, 1605 Main Street. Invitation only.