Scientists have found that despite hundreds of years of modern civilization, man still instinctively fears the creatures that once hunted his ancestors. In fact, in one study, when confronted with images of a lion and a zebra, young school children who'd had only minimal exposure to the concept of these animals were nevertheless able to grasp the danger of the predator/prey relationship. Perhaps that's why animals also pop up in our art, remnants of ingrained memories that still linger several million years after our ancestors walked the fertile river valleys of central Africa. Beasts and Bunnies, a new exhibit at the MAC, showcases four artists who all examine animals (and our relationship with them) in their art. Check it out 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through February 12 at the gallery, located at 3120 McKinney Ave. An opening reception takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Feb. 12, 2011