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May 2016 - Dallas

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S alvador Dalí (1904-1989) hardly needs an introduction. One of the most iconic modern artists in the world, this gent (born after Picasso and before Warhol) with the outrageous antics and signature moustache captured the public's imagination and to this day remains a touchstone of the Surrealist movement (as well as a performance and installation artist par excellence). The early Dalí launched a fervor with a diminutive canvas all about a melting watch and a distended head, which foreshadowed his native country's Spanish Civil War as well as the darkness of World War II: The Persistence of Memory, 1931, now in the collection of MoMA. Its visceral thrill is totally out of proportion to its size. Now, two more small-scale Dalí masterpieces from that era are on view in Texas, the subject of focus exhibitions at Dallas' Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, and The Menil Collection in Houston. The former unveils a stunning recent acquisition — the only Dalí painting owned by a Texas museum and one of the most important additions ever to the Meadows' trove of Spanish art: the 1930 L'homme poisson (translated as "the fish man" for its central figure, a man's head formed from a school of fish). Signature Dalí-isms include a melting watch, a lone shoe and a desolate landscape. In Houston, the slightly larger Oeufs sur le Plat sans le Plat (Eggs on a Plate without the Plate), 1932, adds eggs to the equation, while also featuring a limp watch and eerie landscape. Borrowed from the artist's eponymous museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, its showing is amplified by the Menil's other Surrealist-tinged holdings, including two contemporary works: a deliciously creepy sculpture by Robert Gober and a Dalí-inspired watercolor portrait by Houston's own David McGee. "Salvador Dalí, An Early Surrealist Masterpiece," at the Meadows Museum, meadowsmuseum; "The Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil" at The Menil Collection,; both exhibitions through June 19. Catherine D. Anspon A ptly themed "Myth & Legend," the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's second annual Soluna International Music & Arts Festival packs enormous talent: Anton Ginzburg, Louis Lortie, Barbara Kasten, Mai-Thu Perret and more artists from across the globe will reveal their masterpieces of visual art, dance, theater and orchestral music during the month-long series of events that kicks off Monday, May 16. Also making an appearance at the festival is music legend David Campbell (father of Grammy Award–winning rock star Beck), who will conduct Rules of the Game, the multidisciplinary work with an original score from pop star Pharrell Williams, choreography by Jonah Bokaer and scenography by illustrious installation artist Daniel Arsham. (Rules premieres Tuesday, May 17; click for an in-depth look at the performance.) Soluna wraps with the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, featuring Louis Lortie, Stefan Engels and the world premiere of 21-year-old pianist Conrad Tao's orchestral work Alice — all conducted by maestro Jaap van Zweden. Soluna Festival, May 16 – June 5, Linden Wilson WHEN STARS ALIGN N o matter where you go, Highland Park Village is the center of conversation. Anxiously we wonder: What could possibly open on that fashionable sliver of Preston and Mockingbird next? This month, there's much to reveal. On May 3, actress Reese Witherspoon debuts a pop-up of her Draper James lifestyle boutique inside Market, the tony shop opened late last year by Elisa Summers, wife of HP Village owner Stephen Summers. This pop-up is a foreshadowing of sorts, as a permanent Draper James store — only the second in the country behind the Nashville flagship — will open late summer/early fall, with the full run of womenswear, handbags, jewelry, accessories and home decoratives … Also opening this month is Theory, the New York label coveted for contemporary wardrobe classics for men and women … This fall, beloved San Antonio–based café Bird Bakery moves in with its full menu of casual breakfast and lunch bites, plus an array of pies, cookies, brownies, cupcakes and cakes — perfect for the ladies-who- lunch crowd. Bird Bakery is owned by celeb couple Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer … Valentino is slated to move to HP Village come Spring 2017, bringing its full assortment of luxurious womenswear, shoes and accessories — and certainly no shortage of that signature Valentino red. Highland Park Village, 214.443.9898; Linden Wilson and Christina Geyer ALL Abuzz! Double Dalí Salvador Dalí's L'homme poisson, 1930, at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University Salvador Dalí's Oeufs sur le Plat sans le Plat (Eggs on a Plate without the Plate), 1932, at The Menil Collection T he only thing more heart-stoppingly beautiful than Aquazurra's Desert Sun sandal is the 15th-century palazzo where it was assembled. The company's HQ and dreamy designer Edgardo Osorio's personal residence is stylishly tucked away at Palazzo Corsini, overlooking the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. $815, at Neiman Marcus, Stanley Korshak, Tootsies. Francine Ballard Pack your weekender for getaways to two Texas cities this spring and summer. San Antonio's La Cantera Hill Country Resort opens its Loma de Vida spa this month. Loma de Vida — the name means "hill of life" in Spanish — aptly overlooks its picturesque Hill Country surroundings. Here, holistic, meditative and restorative treatments take place among 15 indoor rooms and myriad outdoor areas, including three private garden cabanas, plus a grotto and a saline pool. The spa's fitness studio houses rowing machines, an adult jungle gym and punching bags, while the cafe serves cold-pressed juices and uses herbs from La Cantera's organic garden. Loma de Vida, La Cantera Hill Country Resort, 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, 210.558.6500, An hour's drive north of La Cantera, Archer Austin opens later this summer inside The Domain, Austin's 300-acre mixed-use hot spot. The boutique hotel will pack 171 rooms with rustic-chic ambiance — wall coverings fashioned from old leather belts and bathrooms porcelain-tiled to resemble weathered wood. Chef David Bull will man the Second Bar + Kitchen restaurant for fine dining, but it's his poolside menu that catches our eye, with savory apps such as salmon-belly ceviche, chicken-fried olives and black truffle pommes frites. And, talk about sweet dreams: Turndown treats include a rotating array of locally sourced goodies such as chocolate crunch bark from Crave Austin Chocolate, Bakery Dulcinea's white chocolate tart cherry popcorn and Fat Belly manchego-chili pretzels. Archer Austin, 3121 Palm Way, Austin, 512.836.5700, Linden Wilson South by SUMMERTIME OBSESSION ANNIK WETTER MICHAEL HART "Figures" by Mai-Thu Perret "Recess" by Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham COLLECTION MEADOWS MUSEUM, SMU. PHOTO BRAD FLOWERS. © 2016 SALVADOR DALÍ, FUNDACIÓ GALA-SALVADOR DALÍ / ARS, NYC. COLLECTION SALVADOR DALÍ MUSEUM, IMC., ST. PETERSBURG, FL. © 2015 SALVADOR DALÍ, FUNDACIÓ GALA-SALVADOR DALÍ / ARS, NYC. Loma de Vida spa at La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio Archer Austin Archer Austin hotel at The Domain

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