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Dallas Film Explores the Evolution of an Art Scene

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In conjunction with the exhibition DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will screen the film Dallas Art City. The film, directed by Colby Allen, begins in the 1980s and “examines how the art scene in Dallas has evolved over the years.”

So, how is a vibrant arts scene developed? Since the film was originally commissioned by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) to commemorate its silver anniversary in 2010, we’re guessing the gallerists might play a huge role. But, according to DADA’s film description, artists had something to do with it, too: “This film explores the stories of the people who have invested so much of themselves in the art of a city: the gallerists who have invested in local artists, the artists who have chosen to stay here, and the communities formed by both.”

Admission to the DMA and the screening on Friday night, July 19, at 10:30 pm in the Horchow Auditorium, is free.

also by Paula Newton
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