Category Archives: exhibit

I heard that the Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the Central Library recently re-opened after a renovation.  What’s new and different from when I visited a couple of years ago?

The Dallas History & Archives Division had a grand re-opening last month on Saturday, August 20, the result of an extensive renovation of the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Not only does the new space have … Continue reading

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The Black Theatre exhibition on the 4th floor is great! Can you tell me about the book it’s based on?

Our current exhibit, Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas, focuses on the rich history of the dramatic arts across five of Texas’s major cities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth.  The collection is composed of archival … Continue reading

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Quilting on the Modern Spectrum: Hot, Loud Fun

Hot, loud fun—sounds like an ad for Six Flags, doesn’t it? Well, forget theme parks, at least for this month. We’re talking about quilts here, but quilts that even the most jaded will call art. These are the wildest, most controversial, … Continue reading

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I’m new in town and was wondering about contemporary art in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Are there any events? Does the library have anything? Where do I start?

Not surprisingly, the best place to start looking for information on contemporary art in town these days is online. There are several good sources, including KERA’s Art&Seek, D Magazine’s Front Row, the Observer, and the Dallas Morning News.  Another interesting site … Continue reading

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What kinds of unique books does the library have? Are there any handcrafted books like the livre d’artiste?

In an age dominated by mass-produced, word-processed books, it’s rare to experience a book in which every aspect of its creation, from the paper to the types of fonts selected, is carefully considered and crafted together as a single work … Continue reading

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