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Look at the History of America Through Art During This Thought-Provoking Exhibit

Drawing on works from the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection, “America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape” presents the ways in which contemporary artists engage with landscapes, broadly defined, exploring how our natural and built environments intersect with our representations of ourselves and our communities.

The landscape has been both a traditional art historical genre and a means of mythologizing the origins of American history and culture as a colonial product, creating an image of unclaimed terrain that erased the people who already inhabited it. “America will be!” is the rousing closing line of the 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again.”

In the poem, Langston Hughes argues for a vision of America—and for what it is to be American—that includes the multiplicity of experiences at both the margins and the center, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or origin. This exhibition explores how contemporary “landscapes” might better reflect the full diversity of the peoples who inhabit North and South America.

The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. Admission to this exhibit is free, and we look forward to seeing you there!

At Lakeside Villas Apartments in Grand Prairie, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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