Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main Street, Dallas, 75201
Honoring Special Guest Artist and Art Educator, Debora Hunter
With a Patron Pass.


Karen Finley in The Jackie Look
8:00 p.m.
The Kessler Theater, 1230 West Davis Street, Dallas, 75208
Karen Finley is an American performance artist who for three decades has enacted the traumas and psychological complexities of our times before worldwide audiences. In her Reality Shows she takes on the personas of such diverse cultural figures as Liza Minnelli, Terry Schiavo, and Laura Bush. In Dallas she will perform The Jackie Look at the Kessler Theater.
Tickets available for purchase. 


Nasher Prize
The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly presents the Nasher Prize, an annual international award that will be presented to a living artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.


Online Preview Launch on Artsy
Starting April 7th, users can browse and inquire on artworks from Dallas Art Fair 2016 online on Artsy and the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad. The fair feature on Artsy will include comprehensive information about exhibiting artists and galleries, editorial coverage, and programming and visitor details.
Sign up for Artsy to be notified of the online preview launch and to customize your browsing preferences. Download the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad as a resource for navigating the fair on the go.

The Goss-Michael Foundation Exhibition Opening: Paula Crown
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, 75207
Artist Paula Crown will debut Bearings Down, an aesthetically striking and visually charged immersive installation.


MTV RE:DEFINE Gala Dinner and Art Auction
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, together with The Goss-Michael Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, present the fifth annual MTV RE:DEFINE, a world-premiere art exhibition, auction, and gala featuring world-renowned contemporary artists curated by Neville Wakefield. Previous years artists included Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Julian Schnabel, Tracey Emin, Richard Phillips, Piotr Uklanski, Marc Quinn, Jim Lambie, Ryan Gander, Michelle Grabner, Mario Testino, and Juergen Teller among others. The evening, hosted by Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss, joined by MTV RE:DEFINE Ambassadors, Jessica Nowitzki, Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel-Kloewer, and Krystal Schlegel, along with Art Chairs Paula Crown and CJ Jones and honoring Headington Companies will feature a live auction led by auctioneer Simon De Pury. Grammy and Brit Award nominee and MTV Video Music Award Leona Lewis will provide music after the terrific Live Auction. All proceeds will benefit Dallas Contemporary and The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, an international organization dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV among young people.
Tickets available for purchase.


SITE131 Panel: Who was Lee Lozano: artist, dropout, star?
5:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
SITE131, 131 Payne Street, Dallas, 75207
Panelists:  Photios Giovanis, Robert Wilonsky, Christina Rees & Joan Davidow, moderator

Dallas Museum of Art Opening: Irving Penn
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dallas Musuem of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, 75201
With a Patron Pass.
The Power Station Exhibition Opening: Karl Holmqvist
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Power Station, 3816 Commerce Street, Dallas, 75226
TUFF LOVE at The Power Station includes two new large-scale sculptures, a short film, and a live performance and an artist’s book. The two steel sculptures constructed of I-beams spell out words from the exhibition’s title TUFF and LOVE, respectively. This is the latest in a series of sculptures consisting of four-letter words that form square-shaped monumental structures. A short film documenting the sculptures’ fabrication will be shown as part of the exhibition to call attention to the labor required to sustain an ‘immaterial’ or anti-formal art practice. To further highlight the particular industrialist setting of The Power Station, Holmqvist will stage a performance of the Throbbing Gristle’s “Discipline” with New York electronic music composer and performer Stefan Tcherepnin. Finally, a new artist’s book bearing the title TUFF LOVE will be produced for the exhibition. The book contains 192 handwritten hand graffitied drawings repeating the exhibition title in the exact format of a record album cover, adding yet another dimension to the multi-media visual arts practice. The book is designed in collaboration with Studio Manuel Raeder, Berlin.
With a Patron Pass.


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
5 Willowood Street, Dallas, 75205
Layers of paint, marks and tracings on the PumpHouse tell the varied history of the site, which now has been transformed by Deedie and Rusty Rose into an art installation and private event space.

Dallas Art Fair Collector Preview
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
With a Patron Pass.

The Karpidas Collection
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1532 Hi Line Drive, Dallas, 75207
Begun by Pauline Karpidas in the 1970s, the Karpidas Family Collection is among the most renowned private holdings of art in the world. The current exhibition Empathy & Love features over 40 highlights from the impressive collection by 18 international artists including Tracey Emin, Glenn Brown, George Condo, John Currin, Marlene Dumas, Urs Fischer, Nan Goldin, Mark Grotjahn, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, Matthew Monahan, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, David Salle, Rosemarie Trockel, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. Gavin Delahunty, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, serves as the guest curator.
For exhibitors only.

Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patron Pass
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala Ticket
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
The Preview Gala, which benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.
Preview Gala tickets available for purchase online at

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents Special Installation By Barbara Kasten, A Prelude To The Second Annual Soluna International Music & Arts Festival
10:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present an installation by acclaimed artist Barbara Kasten as a prelude to the second annual Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival This collaboration with Kasten and the DSO follows two earlier projects commissioned for SOLUNA and premiered at the Meyerson Symphony Center – Ryan McNamara (April 14, 2014) and Claude Rutault (April 9, 2015).

With the support of Bortolami Gallery, SOLUNA will present Sideways / Corner, Barbara Kasten’s site-specific film installation. Projected onto the arch outside of the I. M. Pei-designed Meyerson Symphony Center, Sideways / Corner is a theatrical intervention, allowing the architecture to serve as both screen and backdrop. Beginning as a single, rotating cube, the work explores the interplay of primary colors and forms, gradually becoming more complex. Sideways / Corner simultaneously and paradoxically refers to the stability of the surface onto which it is projected, commanding its site to serve as a stage of changing reality.


The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast with Paula Crown
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, 75207
With a Patron Pass.

Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2016 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Tour the Fair with an Artsy Specialist
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
The tour will highlight outstanding contemporary talent at the fair and offer tips on collecting.
With a Patron Pass. Space is limited. Please RSVP to

Eddie Dean’s Texas Barbeque
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Heritage Auctions – Design District, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, 75207
Join Heritage Auctions for some Texas Style hospitality. Heritage Auctions is hosting Eddie Dean’s Texas Barbeque, including a display of Modern & Contemporary Art.
RSVP at or 214.409.1050

Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Celebration: Dan Colen, Helmut Lang, and Paola Pivi
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, 75207
Dan Colen’s exhibition at Dallas Contemporary will be the first large-scale exhibition of the artist’s work in North America. The exhibition will be a focused survey of Colen’s paintings that will include various preliminary drawings for paintings in the exhibition. The scope of the exhibition will range from classic examples of Colen’s candlestick paintings to his newest billboard size works. Curated by Peter Doroshenko.
Dallas Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures by Helmut Lang for the artist’s first museum exhibition in North America. Lang’s artistic practice is characterized by his use of materials and textures, assembled from diverse sources and repurposed. Curated by Peter Doroshenko.
Paola Pivi explores slight subversion of the real—resulting in whimsical and fantastical situations. Bears made of feathers, upside down planes, and whipped cream covered alligators all have a place in Pivi’s oeuvre. The artist’s exhibition at Dallas Contemporary will be her first museum solo in the United States. Curated by Justine Ludwig.
With a Patron Pass.

10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (One Night Only)
Culture Hole, 3816 Commerce Street, Dallas, 75226
Organized by artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, Culture Hole features exhibitions and performances by international artists in an underground project space, located at 3816 Commerce Street (below The Power Station). Visitors of Culture Hole are posed with installations and experiences specific to the unique environment that Culture Hole offers. Culture Hole exhibitions are one night only.
Jesse Morgan Barnett is an American artist (b. 1978, Taegu, South Korea) working in Dallas. He studied Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently co-curator of the Dallas Biennial and assistant curator of education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Barnett’s consideration of appropriated images, objects and events is derived from an aging interest in agnostic proposition and drift.
L’ATTICO attempts to correlate careful looking, probability, political evolution and the original Untitled (12 Horses) into a curatorial proposal.


The Warehouse – Open House
9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
The Warehouse is a project initiated by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to make their
collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students, and to open new dialogues
about postwar Modern and contemporary art. At the heart of the project is an adapted
industrial building containing art storage facilities, an extensive library, and 18,000 square feet of
flexible exhibition space. Here, The Warehouse presents carefully considered, original exhibitions
of works from the Rachofsky and Faulconer collections, complemented by art acquired jointly
with the Dallas Museum of Art and works on loan from other significant institutions and private
For exhibitors only. RSVP required. Please RSVP to Caitlin Overton at

Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2016 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

A Discussion of the Origins of Southern Yard Shows by Bill Arnett
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
For four decades Bill Arnett, the founder of the Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation, has been documenting and preserving the work of Southern African American vernacular artists as well as publishing a series of books and mounting museum surveys on the field. A discussion about the history of Southern yard shows and environments will start the event, which will then shift focus to the Alabama artist, Joe Minter, whose vast outdoor environment is one of the last vestiges of this art form. A group of Minter’s sculptural assemblages presented by New York City’s Shrine will serve as the backdrop for the talk.

Junior Associates and The Contemporaries Reception & Tour
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Tour begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Fine Art Services Lounge, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas 75201
Members of the Junior Associates at the Dallas Museum of Art and The Contemporaries at Dallas Contemporary (the Museum’s young professionals’ groups) will gather for a reception and a tour of the Fair led by Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov, Associate Director of Collector Relations, Artsy; Megan and Carson Hall, DMA Forum Chairs, and Caroline and Rob Belanger, DMA Forum Chairs-Elect
For more information about the Junior Associates please call 214.922.1272.
For more information about The Contemporaries please call 214.821.2522.
Private Event.

Nasher 360: Panel Discussion
Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates: The New Art World
Featuring Stefan Simchowitz, Amy Cappellazo, Paul Schimmel, and moderated by Sarah Thornton
2:00 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201
In a rapidly changing market, who defines the value of art? How can collectors navigate an industry that is increasingly complex in terms of geography and channels of distribution? A panel of major art world players with divergent perspectives on the buying and selling of art—collector and dealer Stefan Simchowitz, art advisor Amy Cappellazzo, and curator Paul Schimmel, co-founder of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles—will discuss the shifting hierarchies and new structures that are changing the way culture is thought about and marketed. The conversation will be moderated by art sociologist, journalist and author, Sarah Thornton.
Complimentary with Dallas Art Fair pass. RSVP to or click here.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke Matter Matters Book Launch
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
In celebration of Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s first major monograph, Matter Matters, the artist will be in conversation with Dallas Contemporary’s Justine Ludwig. The publication features texts from writers Kim Conaty, Lorenzo Fusi, Elaine Ng, Sharmini Pereira, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, and Falko Schmieder with an introduction by Justine Ludwig, and edited by Timo Kaabi-Linke. In 2015, Kaabi-Linke was the subject of a solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. This April she will be featured in the Guggenheim’s exhibition But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.

The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Eye” 1605 Main Street, Dallas, 75201 (across from The Joule Hotel)


Texas Tour of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
One AT&T Way, Arlington, 76011
Gene and Jerry Jones, owners of the Dallas Cowboys, have assembled a world-class collection of museum quality contemporary art at AT&T Stadium with the help of some of the region’s foremost collectors, museum curators and a professional art advisor. The collection consists of 58 works of art, including 16 site-specific commissions, by established and emerging contemporary artists. All of them have pieces in permanent collections of prestigious museums across the country and around the world.
SOLD OUT. Buses will depart from the Dallas Art Fair at 9:30 a.m.

Dallas Art Fair
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2016 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Advancing MFA Research: A Multi-University Collaborative Graduate Project
1:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Since John Cage staged the first Happening at Black Mountain college in 1952, professors and students have come together to experiment with exciting new ideas about art. In this tradition, faculty and graduate students from Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Dallas, are pondering the current state of MFA curricula and the possibilities to advance contemporary art by combining practice-led research, manual labor and a vacant warehouse. This effort culminates in an exhibition on view at 500 Singleton Avenue, Dallas, TX 75212. The professors Greg Metz and John Pomara discuss the project and its insights in a panel discussion moderated by Suzanne Weaver.