Lots of people are pissed off about the state of affairs in Dallas lately. There's the whole Trinity River toll road debacle, the depressing condition of Deep Ellum...I could go on. But for most of us, there's something appealing about Dallas, something that keeps us here despite all the political tomfoolery and lack of vision. Being the glass-half-full gal that I am, I'm willing to overlook toll roads inside levees and see shining examples of culture and forward thinking in our fair city. It's in that spirit that I'm going to take a moment and extol the virtues of The Women's Museum. It's one of the best-curated and most innovative museums in the country, especially considering the latest exhibit to grace its galleries, Women's Perspectives: A Journey Through the AT&T Art Collection, which includes 50 pieces of modern and contemporary art from around the country. The pieces, culled from AT&T's corporate collection, include works by Barbara Kruger, Beverly Pepper and Louise Bourgeois. It's a must-see for anyone who wants to feel good about what Dallas has to offer again, and lucky for us, it runs through January 13, so we can revisit it when we start to feel all bogged down by the city around us. The Women's Museum is located at 3800 Parry St.; hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $5. Visit thewomensmuseum.org for more information.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 24. Continues through Jan. 13, 2007