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The Architectural Styles of Dallas Exhibition
Curated by Preservation Dallas, On Display at the DCFA Now
through December 6
T H E F O R U M ' S 2 0 1 7 D E S I G N S Y M P O S I U M
REDEFINING SPACE FOR ART
CHINATI AND MASS MOCA
5 November 2017
Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm (Check-In Beginning at 1:00 pm)
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center
Join the Dallas Architecture Forum for an afternoon focused on how the Chinati Foundation and
MASS MoCA, two highly acclaimed centers for contemporary art, have repurposed abandoned
spaces to create innovative and internationally recognized centers for the display of art. These
museums have created opportunities for visitors to interact with art - in unusual and unique
settings - in dramatic yet intimate ways.
The Forum's 2017 Design Symposium will present Chinati Director Jenny Moore and MASS MoCA
Director Joseph Thompson in compelling conversation as they each overview their organizations.
They'll discuss how their sites were repurposed for the display of art, with emphasis on how the size
of their venues provide opportunities to present art at a scale and scope not possible in most
conventional art museums. Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson will also discuss highlights of the
significant collections on display at their museums. Ms. Moore will overview the new master plan
recently completed for Chinati, while Mr. Thompson will highlight the major MASS MoCA campus
expansion that opened this year.
Following the presentations by Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson, there will be a Panel Discussion
with our two speakers moderated by Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Attendees will also be able to ask questions of the panelists toward the conclusion of this time.
PATRON COCKTAIL RECEPTION
There will be a Patron Reception Saturday evening, 4 November from 6 - 8 pm for Sponsors and
those purchasing Patron tickets, which will include admission to both the Patron Reception on
Saturday evening and the Symposium on Sunday afternoon. Reception venue address and
more information will be provided to Sponsors and those purchasing Patron tickets.
SYMPOSIUM TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets to the Design Symposium and also Patron tickets to the Symposium and Saturday
evening Patron Reception are available now at The Forum's website.
Limited admission; To ensure space is available for you can attend, we encourage you to
buy your spaces HERE. Plan to join us for an informative and inspiring event!
|THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 9
Hall of State - Fair Park
Come hear Jim Parsons and David Bush discuss their latest book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco:
Modernistic Architecture of North Texas, on November 9 at the Hall of State in Fair Park. It is
their fourth book chronicling Art Deco architecture in the Lone Star State and a follow up
to the highly successful Fair Park Deco. David and Jim will discuss their latest work and sign
copies of the book afterwards.
DFW Deco explores the full range of modernistic building styles and some of the uniquely
Texan influences that shaped the growing cities of North Texas. Classic zigzag skyscrapers
promoted by Fort Worth boosters and Dallas businessmen, Art Deco storefronts in the
booming towns of the great East Texas oilfield, and streamlined facilities inspired by
innovations in transportation and communications all have a place in this book. DFW
Deco looks not only at whole buildings, but also at their finely crafted details.
Using a mix of original and historic photographs, this lavishly illustrated book promotes
an appreciation of movie theaters, innovative suburban homes, and even a surprising
collection of modernistic soft drink bottling plants. DFW Deco also documents the federal
programs that helped build exceptional courthouses, schools, and post offices from small
towns to big cities. The book ends with short biographies of the architects and artists
who created these landmarks.
Admission is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The presentation
will start at 6:30, with book sales and signing to follow.
Please click here to register for the event.
This event is hosted jointly with the Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Center for Architecture and
the Dallas Historical Society.
F E R N A N D O T A B U E N C A
The Dallas Architecture Forum
Presents Lecture by
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL,
TABUENCA & LEACHE ARQUITECTOS
14 November 2017
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:15-6:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village
Presented in partnership with UTA-CAPPA
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 season with leading Spanish
architect Fernando Tabuenca, Founder and Principal of Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos in
Pamplona, Spain. Since its founding in 1994, the firm has developed projects for residential,
industrial, cultural, sport, education, and religious facilities with their work focused on urban,
interior and product design, renovation and new construction.
Tabuenca & Leache has been recognized across Europe and the United States with numerous
awards from Fondazione Frate Sole, University of Ferrara, Faith and Form-American Institute of
Architects, ECOLA, European Union Prize-Mies Van der Rohe and other well-known organizations,
as well as receiving the 2016 American Architecture Gold Medal Prize in Architectural Design and
Renovation. Their work has been published in many international magazines such as El Croquis,
A&V, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, Detail, Architekture Aktuell, AIT, Octogon, A+U and many others.
Fernando Tabuenca has lectured in Spain, Italy, France and Taiwan. At the present time, he is an
associate professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza.
Tabuenca has also taught in Pamplona, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and he is now a visiting
associate professor at Cornell University.
Experience an engaging exhibit which highlights 27 unique architectural styles found in
Dallas. The hallmarks of each style are explained through text and photographs of local
examples that showcase the styles and bring the exhibit to life. Curated by Preservation
Dallas, the show looks at and describes a wide range of architectural tradition, including
Art Deco, Mission Revival, Postmodern, and many more.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Center is open Monday-Thursday from
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201
Tuesday, November 28, 6 p.m.
Placed on our 2015 Most Endangered List due to lack of maintenance and a failing roof, this
1912 Lang & Witchell house was initiated for the Landmark designation process in 2016. Now
with new owners and a forthcoming restoration, this is a tour not to be missed! Due to the
popularity of the the event, this tour is for current Preservation Dallas members only.