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Mahalia Jackson Exhibit

The African American Museum in Fair Park is an often overlooked cultural jewel in Dallas. If you are an art lover then this museum can't be missed. Currently, they have a can't be missed exhibit on the famous Mahalia Jackson. I recently visited this exhibit and couldn't believe the number of art mediums used to pay tribute to her. There are 51 contributing artists offering their artistic vision of the Queen of Gospel. Art lovers will love this gallery.

There is also gallery featuring local artist's art work, a gallery dedicated to the story of the Freedman's Cemetary which is very interesting, and then there are several sculptures on their patio. It is a small museum that takes about an hour to see, but it is a perfect Bohemian event!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Too bad the exhibit was no longer there but R.Mark made up for it and took us on a quick tour of the coming Chinese lanterns that will be on display at the State Fair. It was beautiful visual display even though it was in process of construction. That gave us a chance to see how its done. There are sky high pogodas and very interesting about 50ft. dragon being made of porcelain plates, small glass bottles filled with various colored liquid to make colorful Asian temple guardian dogs that are 5 to 6ft. tall and so much more. I will go back to see them all lite up at night. Thanks R.Mark for the tour and taking lemon and making lemonade.

    September 16, 2012

    • Erika

      I was wondering if her exhibit was still there. I looked at the African American Museum website before the meetup and didn't see it. Glad you all clarified it isn't there anymore so I won't plan to go see it on my own.

      September 17, 2012

  • R.Mark

    thanks Melodee....I appreciate the nice shout out....I still had fun!

    September 16, 2012

  • R.Mark

    Yea! It's a free event!

    September 14, 2012

    • Leah B.

      Despite the event being moved, I had a great time coming out!

      September 15, 2012

  • Nicole

    Okay, nevermind...just called up there and learned that Mahalia's exhibit ended last week and that they were not going to be open again, after today, until 9/25. On the bright side though, she did mention another awesome exhibit (didn't get full details) would be coming soon!

    September 15, 2012

  • Nicole

    Hey y'all...not going to be able to make. :(( Kinda let my morning get away from me and wouldn't make it there until about noon. You all have fun...think I'll try to go check it out tomorrow.

    September 15, 2012

  • cheron

    Is the event at no cost

    September 14, 2012

  • Terri

    Saturday afternoons I am always at my shop PAPER ARTS, which is not too far from the Museum. If anyone wants to stop by after the meet up I am at 118 N Peak St. I'll have some wine waiting!

    2 · August 28, 2012

    • Leah B.

      wine is always awesome

      August 28, 2012

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