The Giants at City Hall

We had a reunion of sorts this week at City Hall: the artists, community groups, Bridge-o-Rama volunteers and La Reunion TX folks all together again, this time at City Hall to open the new exhibit of ten of the Giants who paraded onto the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in March. It was gratifying to see so many of the descendants of the giants, who had helped us build. We all came to know one another through that process, and somehow we still have ties. Also gratifying to hear the City Manager talk about how she “fell in love” with the giants when she saw them.

Artists and communities. Together, they can do amazing things.

Flower of the Prairie at the DMA–and West Dallas

On exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art from May 20 to August 19 is Flower of Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, an exhibit commemorating Grosz’s impressions of Dallas in the 1950s.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the DMA will be showing Dallas-related films. One of those, Bonnie and Clyde, will be shown on Thursday, July 12. Because of the couple’s strong association with West Dallas, the DMA has asked me to give an introductory talk on the history of West Dallas and its relationship with the rest of the city. I’m looking forward to it.