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Art Comes Alive Through the Movies in Dallas



    Art Comes Alive Through the Movies in Dallas

    This summer, the Dallas Museum of Art is rolling out the red carpet to bring its works of art to life through movies.

    The Summer Spotlight tour highlights 30 of the museum's masterworks.

    "We really want this summer to engage visitors to the museum and to our collections. You can experience romance, mystery, suspense, through the works in our collection," said Judy Conner, the museum's director of marketing.

    Some of the works in the collection galleries on levels two, three and four have been spotlighted with special marquees that show visitors which movies relate to the artwork.

    Art Comes Alive Through the Movies in Dallas

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    You can watch film on your smartphone of Jackson Pollock's technique while looking at his artwork.
    (Published Friday, July 24, 2009)

    "The Iceberg," by Frederic Church, is one of the featured pieces.

    "We're making some connections with this label to movies that also perhaps feature natural disasters, etc, like Titanic or The Perfect Storm or Twister," Conner said.

    "On some of the works there's also a special icon which says 'bonus features,' which sends people to," Conner said.

    If you bring a wireless Internet-enabled smartphone to the DMA, you can access additional information about the works in the collection.

    "It could be anything from interviews with the curator about a work of art, it might be video that students have made about the work or inspired by the work," Conner said.

    For example, if you look at Jackson Pollock's "Cathedral," you can see film of the artist demonstrating his technique.

    If you forget your phone, the museum has them available to check out at the visitor's services desk.

    The Dallas Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday. General admission is $10 for adults, children younger than 12 are admitted for free, senior citizens pay $7 and students and military personnel get in for half-price. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of every month, with programming designed for children of all ages and their families.

    Click here for directions to the museum.