Dada for Nada

Apparently the Dallas of the early 1950s looked a lot different than it does today. Or maybe that’s just Dada. Maybe both? The Dallas Museum of Art is exhibiting Flowers of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, showing ’50s Dallas from the eyes of a German Dadaist. In 1952, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts exhibited Grosz’s Dallas-themed work in 1952, but the pieces have been largely forgotten in the 60 years since. Included in the exhibit are 20 of Grosz’s paintings of Dallas landscape and society, along with numerous historic photographs of Dallas’ past as Grosz would have seen it. Feeling cheap? Go see the display between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday for free entry to the museum. Pictures of the displays are also available on the museum’s new e-catalog, which is free on iTunes, but nothing beats seeing the exhibit in real life. Visit dallasmuseumofart.org for more information. The DMA is at 1717 North Harwood St.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: May 20. Continues through Aug. 19, 2012

 
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