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Oral History and Visual Art Combine Into One Exciting Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art

Drawing on works from the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection, “America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape” presents the ways in which contemporary artists engage with landscapes, broadly defined, exploring how our natural and built environments intersect with our representations of ourselves and our communities.

The landscape has been both a traditional art historical genre and a means of mythologizing the origins of American history and culture as a colonial product, creating an image of unclaimed terrain that erased the people who already inhabited it. “America will be!” is the rousing closing line of the 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again.”

In the poem, Langston Hughes argues for a vision of America—and for what it is to be American—that includes the multiplicity of experiences at both the margins and the center, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or origin. This exhibition explores how contemporary “landscapes” might better reflect the full diversity of the peoples who inhabit North and South America.

The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. Admission to this exhibit is free, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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