The 2018 Preview Gala marks the launch of the tenth annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Preview Gala benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is home to one of the finest sculpture collections in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more. It is also the host of Nasher Prize, an annual international award given to a living artist in recognition of a significant body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.

Dallas Contemporary  is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and fresh ideas from regional, national and international artists. Modeled after European art centers and located in an industrial building in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is one of the only institutions of its kind in the United States, offering temporary exhibitions, important lectures and seminal learning programs.

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Thank you to our Gala Ticket Sponsors whose support of the 2017 Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala underscores their commitment both to the arts and to giving back to the Dallas community.

Bowdon Family Foundation

Carlson Capital, L.P.

Aimbridge Hospitality

William and Leslie Cornog

Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer

Kessler Collins, P.C.

Locke Lord LLP

Lucky Post

Origin Bank

RenaissanceRe Ventures

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

The Beck Group

Thompson & Knight Foundation

Veritex Community Bank

Chuck and Lori Whitten

Christopher Wyatt

Piper and Mike Wyatt

Alex Katz

Vivien, 2015

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 inches

Courtesy Galería Javier López & Fer Frances, Madrid