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January 2016 - Dallas

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Ten in '16: Here's what to anticipate when the calendar unfurls. Mr. Penn at the DMA: A sumptuous survey of Irving Penn exemplifies the fashion-art fusion that defines the late photo master. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and drawn from its rich holdings (including a recent bequest of 100 images), nearly 150 classic Penn works traverse all phases of a prodigious career that burst free from magazine pages to demand respect in the art world. (Without Penn, would there have been Helmut Newton?) Dallas is the second stop of a six-city tour extending into 2018. Watch for rediscovered films footage taken by the lensman's wife and muse, Lisa Fonssagrives- Penn, of her husband at work in Morocco (April 15 – August 14). Minimalist Master at the Contemporary: Speaking of fashion, we also have Helmut Lang's austerely beautiful sculpture at the Dallas Contemporary, one of the draws during Dallas Art Fair. Lang's columnar works of monastic simplicity stand in decided contrast to the other headliner on the DC playbill — Dan Colen, bad boy of the Manhattan scene. More from Brian Gibb: In an era of proliferating imagery, less is absolutely more. Keep your eyes on The Public Trust, where proprietor Brian Gibb continues his "Soliloquy" series, tapping talents of note to present one singular work. Two-time Whitney Biennial-exhibited Trenton Doyle Hancock numbers among future guest artists. A New Home for Photography: One of Texas' most original galleries — Photographs Do Not Bend (who else would pair shoeshine artifacts with fine art prints?) — moves into high-profile new digs across from the Dallas Contemporary, thus increasing visibility for Missy and Burt Finger's unique, authoritative vision (date TBA). Planetary Focus: If you're interested in photography and/or global environmental issues, get yourself to Houston for FotoFest, the 16th International Biennial of Photography and Mixed Media Art (March 11 – April 24). Fair Fever: The eighth edition of the Dallas Art Fair demonstrates what is possible with two men and a big idea (April 15 – April 17; Preview Gala Thursday, April 14). So Soluna: The second annual Dallas Symphony Orchestra Soluna International Music & Arts Festival promises unexpected artist pairings and adventuresome cross- pollination. Excitement swirls around the opening event, Tuesday, May 17, the world premiere of "Rules of the Game," a work for eight dancers choreographed by Jonah Bokaer with scenography by red- hot installation artist Daniel Arsham, plus a score by Grammy-garnering Pharrell Williams (May 16 – June 5). Stellar Stella: Rediscover Frank Stella as you never knew him when the retrospective that may rewrite 20th-century art history lands at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (April 17 – September 4). The Modern's chief curator, Michael Auping, was tapped as the principal curator of the blockbuster that began at the new Whitney. Mandala Moment: Monks travel from their Tibetan monastery, creating a contemplative sand mandala at the Crow Collection, a very storied annual performance (April 30 — May 7). Where It All Began: The very first artist we ever wrote about, Sharon Kopriva, unfurls her animalistic, nature-based paintings, drawings and sculpture at Kirk Hopper Fine Art (January 9 – February 13). And that's just the spring … more arts at Catherine D. Anspon Art Notes Sharon Kopriva's Forest Window, 2014, at Kirk Hopper Fine Art COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KIRK HOPPER FINE ART Going Up, Harwood Style Happiest Hour rooftop bar New Rolex building Happiest Hour beer taps Bleu Ciel P arisian bistros. Opulent office spaces. Tony high-rises. The city's largest patio bar. What once was a quiet pocket of Uptown is on its way up — quite literally. Developer Gabriel Barbier-Mueller first brought the Harwood District to life in 1984 with the debut of the landmark Rolex building, the neighborhood's first office structure. Now that district is blossoming into an expansive borough 18 city blocks wide. The Rolex is getting a stunning new helix-shaped building, set to open later this year. The curvy, twisted 137,000-square-foot, seven-story building designed by Tokyo- based Kengo Kuma & Associates — whose resume includes the LVMH Japan headquarters — will have Japanese-inspired tiered gardens on every floor, designed by landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama, the famed garden curator at the Portland Japanese Garden. It will also be the first building in Dallas designed by a Japanese architect. Francophiles who love Harwood's French eatery Mercat will also adore Magnolias Sous Le Pont — a bakery and cafe that opened in early 2015. Soon afterwards, Happiest Hour became the chicest hot-spot bar and restaurant in town, with comfort-food bites (Kuby's sausages, fried-green-tomato salad, Frito pie, et. al), strong sips and phenomenal views of downtown. This spring, Harwood injects a bit of Italy into the mix with the opening of two yet-to-be-revealed Italian restaurant concepts. And finally, in 2017, a new residential tower dubbed Bleu Ciel opens with plenty of over-the-top amenities, including a private wine-tasting room, two junior Olympic-size pools, a gourmet grocery store and residences with the largest high-rise condominium terraces in the country. Take that, Manhattan. Linden Wilson MTV Re:Define ROBIN MCMONIGLE 214.543.6903 NEW YEAR NEW HOME 6324 DOUGLAS AVENUE | $1,895,000 T he savvy minds behind MTV Re:Define are at it again. On the heels of a successful 2015 event that raised $2.2 million, hosts Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss have tapped a cool quintet to help plan this year's MTV Re:Define (set for Friday, April 8, at Dallas Contemporary): Kari Kloewer, Jessica Nowitzki, Krystal Schlegel, Anna- Sophia van Zweden and Kimberly Whitman. These MTV Ambassadors and past Re:Define chairs have teamed with Headington Companies' own Joule Hotel for the electric evening, which includes live and silent auctions of contemporary art and a star-studded music performance, all to benefit the Dallas Contemporary and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, an international organization dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV among young people via grants and global media content. This just in: Neville Wakefield, whom The New York Times' T Magazine described as the "self-taught jack-of-all-creative-trades," will curate the bid-worthy art. Wakefield has organized shows for MoMA PS1 and written for Vogue; he holds the keys to all things au courant in the art-mosphere, so his presence alone should redefine the already inventive fund-raiser. Information and tickets 214.978.2888, Jane Rozelle All of Dallas' hot spots, fun fashion finds and beautiful people are now in one place: your inbox. Go to the new to sign up for our weekly edit feed. 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