New Cultivist Developments in Dallas

04 Oct 2022 New Cultivist Developments in Dallas

Dallas is home to the nation's largest contiguous urban arts district, and Pritzker award-winners have designed more buildings in this Dallas Arts District neighbourhood than anywhere else in the world. This vibrant city in northeastern Texas is the latest extension of our programming efforts.

The Cultivist will begin hosting events in Dallas this year, with an upcoming, high-profile artist dinner as our inaugural event.

Members will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive event with Chicago-based visual artist Caroline Kent. Kent is heavily influenced by her Mexican-American heritage and explores the intersection of language, abstraction and painting through her work. Much of her art includes bright, abstract shapes contrasting with the matte black backgrounds on large canvases, but an arsenal of installations and text-based work exemplifies Kent's artistic ability.

Kent will travel to Dallas in early November for a 30-minute conversation at the Rosewood Mansion, followed by a three-course meal. The Cultivist will host future artist-based events in Dallas, but our activity in this new location does not stop there.

Our members will also benefit from expanded museum access and experiences should they travel to the area.

For their fall exhibitions, our partner museum Dallas Contemporary documents the evolution of the artist and activist Shepard Fairey's career with wheat pasted paper and painted murals in Backward Forward, and presents South African artist Gabrielle Goliath's first US exhibition Chorus, which commemorates the victims of gender-based violence in South Africa with a monumental 23-minute video installation.

The Nasher Sculpture Center, whose collection includes masterpieces by Constantin Brâncusi, Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly and Alberto Giacometti, is also a partner art space of ours that members can access for free.

As our Dallas programming develops, we will pursue more partnerships with museums and bring artists from around the country for experiences in this exciting city. Stay tuned for more content and programming in Dallas!

— Words by Gideon Fortune. Photo: Smeeta Mahanti, courtesy of Caroline Kent