Top Five: Fall Preview 2019

by Glasstire September 5, 2019

Christina Rees, Christopher Blay, and Brandon Zech on the exhibitions they’re most looking forward to this season.

“We have a list for you of some of the shows that we’re really excited about for this fall.”



Detail of “Forever Free to Every World Is A Head” by Michael Ray Charles. more at

1. Michael Ray Charles: Forever Free.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum (Austin)
September 5 – January 5, 2020
Opening Reception, September 5,  6 – 8 pm

A solo exhibition featuring work by Michael Ray Charles.



Ruby City.

2. Openings at Ruby City
Ruby City (San Antonio)
October 13 – April 12, 2020

Four exhibitions opening the new Ruby City exhibition space.



Gordon Parks “The New Tide: Early Work 1940 -1950.”

3. Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940 – 1950
Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)
September 14 – December 29

A traveling exhibition from the National Gallery, Washington, featuring the photographs of Gordon Parks.



Danny Lyons “Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.” Holocaust Museum, Houston.

4. Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Holocaust Museum Houston
October 18 – January 5

A selection of the photographer’s visual memoir of his time in the civil rights movement.


Detail from “John Currin: My Life as a Man” at Dallas Contemporary.

5. John Currin: My Life as a Man
Dallas Contemporary
September 14 – December 22
Opening Reception, September 14, 7 – 10 pm

A solo exhibition featuring work by John Currin.


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