DMA exhibit Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism


September 18, 2022 to July 16, 2023


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1717 North Harwood Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

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Exploring the power of kineticism in art, and featuring 80 works drawn from the Museum’s collection, Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism showcases the work of artists from three historical eras who utilize optical effects or mechanical or manipulable parts to engage the viewer physically or perceptually.

This exhibition demonstrates how artists working today have been influenced by the long legacy of dynamic abstraction. This style of work engulfs the visitor in their surroundings and empowers them to participate in its co-creation.

Pictured: Vagalume (Firefly), 2010, by Brazilian-American visual artist Valeska Soares, is an interactive work that invites viewers to pull chains, turning lightbulbs on or off.

Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism requires a paid ticket for adults, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. All visitors must first reserve a free general admission ticket for the DMA on their selected date. Guests will then be able to add on a matching exhibition ticket. An exhibition ticket alone will not permit entry to the DMA. Tickets will typically be released on the third Monday of every month for the upcoming month.

DMA hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am–5pm
Friday 11am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am–5pm
Closed Monday

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