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The Dallas Arboretum

This exhibition puts on display the largest collection ever assembled for a show in the United States. Known as Shona sculpture, these contemporary pieces can be as large as seven feet tall and are hand carved from stone, as hard as granite. ZimSculpt will feature exquisite sculptures of several dozen contemporary Zimbabwean artists displayed throughout the garden. 

As part of the exhibit, guests are welcome to watch artists and sculptors Passmore Mupindiko and Aron Kapembeza demonstrate their artistry carving statues daily in The Marketplace, which is located in the Pecan Grove.

You can find more information about the exhibit, here. Don’t want to risk it? You can purchase general admission tickets online, here.
 
Calendar of events and activities:

ZimSculpt Photo Exhibit
Every Day Through July, 31, all day, Rosine Hall Vestibule
Photographs are on display representing life in Zimbabwe.
 
ZimSculpt Marketplace
April 15-July 31, Daily, Pecan Grove
ZimSculpt artists are on site sculpting new pieces available for purchase in The Marketplace.
 
Guided ZimSculpt Garden Tours
Thursdays, April 20 - July 27, 10-11 a.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, April 22-July 30, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
A member of the ZimSculpt team leads a guided tour of the sculptures throughout the gardens. Tours begin in the Entry Plaza and end in Pecan Grove.
 
ZimSculpt Picnic Music
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 - July 30, all day on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn 
(Exclusions 5/27, 5/28, 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/2)
African-inspired music is played for those looking to enjoy a picnic on the concert lawn.
 
Birding with the Trinity River Audubon Society
Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 9-11 a.m., throughout the garden
Trinity River Audubon Center is onsite teaching garden guests how to identify birds throughout the gardens and giving tips and tricks for getting the best view.

Wildlife Photography
Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., throughout the garden
Urban wildlife photographer Chris Jackson will be on property teaching garden guests the best way to take pictures of wildlife in the garden.
 
Bandan Koro – African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Select Saturdays and Sundays (May 20 & 21, June 24 & 25, July 22 & 23) at 11:00 a.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage
Enjoy lively performances by this amazing musical group.
 
Africa Day Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22, 2-3 p.m., Pecan Grove
Saturday & Sunday, July 22-23, 10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m.
The ZimSculpt team speaks with garden guests all about how they celebrate Africa Day in Zimbabwe.
 
Live Music
Friday, May 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Martin Rutchick Concert Stage 
Award-winning solo artists Eric Czechowski performs on the concert stage.
The Bubble Lady also offers some children's bubble entertainment on the concert lawn.
 
Dallas Children’s Theater Performance: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.,Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
Come watch a live performance of "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter's," the Zimbabwean tale of Cinderella.
 
Zimbabwe's Most Popular Plants
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Although worlds apart, there are some striking similarities in the plants that can be grown both in Dallas and in Zimbabwe. The Dallas County Master Gardeners will be on-site in the Pecan Grove talking about these similarities. Come enjoy demonstrations and learn all about Zimbabwe's national flower, the Fire Lily.
 
African Music Fest - June 24-25
 
Bandan Koro – African Drum and Dance Ensemble
June 24, 9:30 a.m. & June 25, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage
This amazing local group offers a fun, engaging live performance.
 
Live Performance by Kupira Marimba
Saturday, June 24, 12 to 1 p.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Saturday, July 22, 12:00 p.m.
Listening to Kupira Marimba, best known for their lively, family-friendly performances, has been known to cause an uncontrollable urge to dance. They will have guests happily swaying as they stroll the garden or stop by the concert state to sit and relax.

Photography in Nature: Africa
Saturday & Sunday, July 8-9
9 a.m., Rosine Hall
Urban photographer Chris Jackson talks about animal photography and helps guests. 
11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-2 p.m., Rosine Hall
Join the ZimSculpt team for a description of life in Zimbabwe through photography.
 
A Study of Zimbabwe Horticulture
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 - 16, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Pecan Grove
The Dallas County Master Gardener's is discussing plants of African origins that can be successfully grown in Dallas, along with container planting, and discussions on Zimbabwe's National Flower, the Fire Lily.





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