Preview Gala Thursday, April 11
More than 80 prominent national and international art dealers will represent modern and contemporary artists at the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair. The exclusive Preview Gala will mark the launch of the Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 11, 2013, and will offer art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair. The Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala is pleased to announce that it will again benefit the Dallas Contemporary and the Nasher Sculpture Center, and for the first time in 2013, the Dallas Museum of Art.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more. Hailed by the "USA Today" as one of the great sculpture gardens where art enhances nature, the "roofless" museum seamlessly integrates the indoor galleries with the outdoor spaces creating a museum experience unlike any other in the world.
Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and fresh ideas from regional, national and international artists. Modeled after European art centers and located in an industrial building in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is one of the only institutions of its kind in the United States, offering temporary exhibitions, important lectures and seminal learning programs.