Dallas, Texas is a happening place! In 2014 Margaret visited:
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, architecture designed to amaze, jam-packed full of families, kids on their own and adults, and a knock-out exhibition, ‘Inside Out’, of preserved [plastinated] body systems, including the blood vessels of a dog and the nerve system of a cat. No animals or humans were killed for these exhibits.
The fabulous Klyde Warren Park in the centre of the city and built over the freeway, with moveable chairs and tables, magazines and games on free loan, a magnificent reflection shelter area, a synthetic surface skating rink, a footy area and a children’s play ground.
The new McDermott Concert Hall, Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, designed to impress, in both style and function.
Sight-seeing Highland Park Christmas lights, the Chinese Lantern Festival and the Ice Show at Gaylords – all done in a way that only Dallas can do! A demonstration of public places art - by the public - that creates a sight-seeing-industry initiative.
And of course another visit to the Dallas Museum, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Centre. A visit also to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the beautifully refined proportions of the Philip Johnson building. Old favourites.
Next time the Downtown Arts District!
Out of Ashes
Digital Theatre with Steve Mayhew, Sam Haren and Dan Koerner of Sandpit
‘Mining the Mind: Material Memory’
Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas Texas
Out of Stardust and Heard it through the Grape Vine
Drop the Dust
‘Where are you? What time is it? How do you know?’