When North Texas warms up, there’s nothing better than hiding in a cool museum gallery, filled with inspiring and enlightening artwork and a refreshing respite from the relentless temperatures. From a new showcase exhibition at the Kimbell in Fort Worth to the first solo exhibition by a contemporary artist in North America in Dallas, here are the Dallas-Fort Worth artistic news to know this summer.

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon at Kimbell

A new exhibit featuring incredible Asian ceramics, bronzes and ironwork will be on display from June 27 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Until September 5, “Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: the 3rd collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller at the Asia Society” highlights the pieces collected by the couple between the 1940s and 1970s.

Works on display include Indian Chola bronzes, East Asian ceramics, and Southeast Asian sculptures. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the collection outside its permanent home at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

On June 12, Dallas Contemporary presents “Get Down” by Japanese artist Tamoo Gokita. (Courtesy)

Get off at the Dallas Contemporary

From June 12 until August 22, Dallas Contemporary presents the first North American museum exhibition by Tokyo artist Tomoo Gokita. “Get Down” features Gokita’s large-scale paintings and unseen pieces created during the pandemic. First noticed for his works in 2005, Gokita began with a monochromatic palette and figurative grayscale paintings. Her most recent works differ from this usual practice as they focus on pin-up models, wrestlers, and family portraits created with vibrant pastels.

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Sean Scully The Modern Fort Worth
Attend the “Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas” exhibit at Modern in Fort Worth this summer.

Sean Scully: The Form of Ideas in Modern

Visit the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art from June 20 to see “The Shape of Ideas” by abstract artist Sean Scully. On display until October 10, the new exhibition, curated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, showcases Scully’s most important works from more than 50 years. There will be 49 paintings and 42 works on paper to explore from Scully’s career in abstraction.



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