Your Dallas Art Fair Must-Do List

Twelve things you should be sure not to miss this week if you’re in Dallas for the fair. Check back in this week to learn more, or pick up the 2017 edition of Whitewaller Dallas.

DALLAS ART FAIR PREVIEW GALA
April 6: 7–10 PM
Benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Dallas Contemporary, the Preview Gala extends to art patrons and top collectors an exclusive invitation to browse and purchase works before the fair opens to the public.

RUINART IN THE VIP LOUNGE AT THE DALLAS ART FAIR
April 6 – 9
The VIP lounge at the Dallas Art Fair is a great place to relax, socialize, and sip some Ruinart champagne between perusing the booths. This year’s lounge will have an especially sophisticated presence from the 288-year-old champagne house and longtime supporter of the arts.

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
This week, the Nasher Prize will be awarded to Pierre Huyghe. On view at the museum is “Richard Serra: Prints,” drawn from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, showcasing the artist’s experimentation with printmaking techniques and materials.

THE EYE BALL
April 8: 7–10 PM
End this week of talks, visits, previews, dinners, and drinks with the standout favorite event. Named for its proximity to artist Tony Tasset’s 30-foot-tall Eye, now an icon of the city of Dallas, the celebration brings together a crowd of artists, gallerists, collectors, patrons, and more.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
March 12– July 16
The first show at the DMA by the museum’s new director, Agustín Arteaga, is “México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.” The exhibition brings together almost 200 works from Mexico’s modern artistic renaissance, by artists like Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Nahui Olin.

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY
New exhibitions of work by Pia Camil, Ambreen Butt, and Keer Tanchak open this week at Dallas Contemporary. Camil is a Mexico City–based artist who works in performance, ceramics, and installation. Tanchak will present new works—oil paintings on aluminum sheets—in her first solo museum show.

THE JOULE
The Joule is the place to be in Dallas. Called an “all-one-one-stop” by one of our insiders, the hotel boasts the best spa in town, as well as restaurants like Americano and CBD Provisions, and the go-to late-night spot is their underground craft cocktail salon, Midnight Rambler. The Joule is undoubtedly the cultural epicenter of downtown Dallas.

GRANGE HALL
A sophisticated shop with a fantastic restaurant, Grange Hall offers the Dallas community designer jewelry, accessories, home decor, apothecary items, epicurean delights, and floral arrangements for all occasions. Our insiders recommend the Snob Sandwich for a lunch out with friends.

CEDRA PHARMACY
Cedra’s flagship Dallas location offers a full-service pharmacy, Substance Vitality Bar, and Vitae Med Spa. The 4,300-square-foot space encompasses a high-end boutique of luxury goods, unique gifts, and superior products, many of which can only be found at a dermatologist or plastic surgeon’s office.

FORTY FIVE TEN ON MAIN
Forty Five Ten on Main is one of the leading fashion destinations in Downtown Dallas, featuring top collections for men, women, home decor, fragrance, and beauty. Throughout the years, the store has hosted designers including Narciso Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott, Derek Lam, and more. Mirador, the city’s hottest new restaurant, is located on the fourth floor.

WEST DALLAS/TRINITY GROVES
West Dallas/Trinity Groves is the emerging art neighborhood any collector or aspiring patron should be sure not to miss. There you’ll find hip restaurants, artists’ studios, and Erin Cluley Gallery—showing work by Nic Nicosia this week.

NORTHPARK CENTER
NorthPark Center, a sprawling retail destination, is home to top-performing luxury retailers and department stores like Gucci, Versace, Canali, Neiman Marcus, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, and Hublot. With more than 25 retailers only found in Texas, the center offers something special for visitors and locals alike.

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