Who’s hanging out in The Joule lobby? In addition to the usual suspects during Dallas Art Fair—gallerists, artists, local patrons, party crashers—you’ll find three new furry friends by Italian artist Paola Pivi. (If you’re heading to New York or Pittsburgh anytime soon, you can see more of her work in a public art project on the High Line and a solo show at The Andy Warhol Museum, respectively.)

The feathered bears—Guess What (2019), I Have Been Trained (2019), and What Do You Do for a Living? (2019)—are part of The Joule’s collaboration with contemporary art gallery Perrotin, the latest development in a series of limited-time installations The Joule has become known for.

The hotel's reputation as a champion of public art is reflected in its museum-caliber collection owned by proprietor Tim Headington, as well as rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists and limited-time installations. 

Continuing the tradition is this spring’s showcase with Perrotin. The celebrated gallery, with locations in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, makes its impression on Dallas with works on display throughout the The Joule lobby.

Featured artists also include Colombian artist Iván Argote and Mexican artist Gabriel Rico—a fittingly international mix for a gallery with such global presence. For collectors and fans, there’s also a can’t-miss Perrotin Store pop-up inside Hotel Shop. A curated selection of tees, books, prints, sculptures, and gifts will be available through the spring. Stop by for the public art, grab a matcha at Weekend Coffee, and leave with a souvenir.

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The Details: Explore the lobby, then shop the Perrotin Store pop-up at Hotel Shop, 1511 Commerce Street inside The Joule. Complimentary valet up to 90 minutes with validation. For more, follow @shophotelshop