Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family

Visual Art Events

The Diffracted Symphony

May  06  -  May  28  |  2018

NorthPark Center

SEBASTIEN LEON

L.A.-based sculptor and recording artist Sebastien Leon creates a site-specific sound sculpture, which will be on display on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s throughout the festival. Inspired by the rib cage of a whale that has washed ashore, the newly commissioned work plays an altered version of Verdi’s Requiem, performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

FREE

Melodies of Certain Damage

May  11  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 9PM

NAAMA TSABAR

Shattered guitars strung with piano strings assembled across the marble floor of the Meyerson Symphony Center define the performative space in this world premiere. Sound and movement materialize as performers activate the broken landscape in a composition that is both sonic and visual.

FREE

ARRAY

May  12  |  2018

The Bomb Factory + Canton Hall | 6PM

Start at Canton Hall for a free multisensory art exhibit featuring new commissions by Dallas artists, followed by a ticketed event next door at The Bomb Factory, where Array features four national artists collaborating with local performance ensembles.

 

Tickets On Sale March 9th!

Las Personas No Van Juntas

May  13  |  2018

Dallas Museum of Art | Horchow Auditorium | 3PM

LIHUEL GONZÁLEZ

Inspired by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, this performance examines the efficacy of translation between languages, and between language and music. Composition is performed by Dallas Symphony cellist Jeffrey Hood. 

FREE

Mariachi Wagner

May  15  |  2018

Moody Performance Hall | 7:30PM

GONZALO LEBRIJA
MARIACHI ROSAS DIVINAS


Contemporary Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija initiates a clash between traditional Mariachi and the music of Wagner in this world-premiere performance. Dallas’s only all-female mariachi ensemble performs a newly commissioned work by composer Jesús Echevarría, within Lebrija’s original set design. 

BUY

Wagner: A Genius in Exile + Between Silence

May  16  |  2018

Alamo Drafthouse Cedars | 6:30PM drinks | 7:30PM screening

ANTOINE WAGNER
DALLAS FILM SOCIETY

A lyrical documentary and a new video take the audience through an intimate journey into the world of composer Richard Wagner through the lens of his great-great-grandson and visual artist Antoine Wagner. The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 PM and concludes with a discussion led by the artist.

BUY

Grubnik + Suzanne

May  17  |  2018

Nasher Sculpture Center | 9PM

JEFF GIBBONS + GREGORY RUPPE


This immersive installation, with a performative element by vocal artist Liz Tonne, brings the Nasher Garden to life, giving voice to a tree as the sculptures fade to dust. The performance utilizes sound technology invented by the artists to present a psychologically charged experience. 

RSVP

Breaking Shadows

May  19  |  2018

The Cedars Union | 8PM

JENNIFER WESTER

Multimedia artist and professional figure skater Jennifer Wester explores how light and shadow affect movement in even their most monochromatic forms in this whimsical world-premiere performance. Wester does the unimaginable as she transforms a Dallas parking lot into a magical ice skating rink, utilizing synthetic ice, lighting and projection while performing against an original music composition of sounds harvested from her own skates.

BUY

Calligraphy: Shadow and Light

May  22  |  2018

Artist's Studio, Design District | 7:30PM

MASTER SHEN-LONG 
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART


Join artist Master Shen-Long for an exclusive studio experience where he will create a bold new calligraphic ink work in front of a live audience. Using video technology, the audience is invited to watch the artist in action in real-time from all angles. 

RSVP