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The Crow Museum of Asian Art, located in the Dallas Arts District, is reopening to the public on September 18. The museum’s new hours are from Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and new protocols are in place for guest and employee safety.
The Museum is implementing several safety procedures including requiring face coverings for guests and staff, maintaining social distancing of 6 feet or more between groups, and limiting entry per number of guests. Extra cleaning measures, hand sanitizing stations, and appropriate signage will be in place.
Austin-based artist Beili Liu has created two installations, Lure/Dallas and Each and Every/Dallas, in two of the Museum’s galleries that both touch on the theme of human connection. Her exhibition runs until January 3, 2021 and is the inaugural exhibition of the museum’s Texas Asian Women Artists Series. Liu received her MFA from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently a Professor of Art at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Lure Installation visualizes The Red Thread of Fate, a Chinese legend that tells of an invisible thread that connects people to their soulmates, overcoming great divides and obstacles to bring them together. Each suspended red disk in the installation is hand-coiled with a sewing needle in the center.
Each and Every/Dallas is a large-scale installation and performance project made up of hundreds of children’s clothing items coated and preserved in cement. Cement dipped threads hang above the clothing, leading the eyes upward. This installation is a response to the migrant children crisis in the United States.
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