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Irving Arts Center (Current Exhibits)

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The Irving Arts Center, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is a 10-acre complex featuring two fully-equipped theaters, four galleries, and a beautiful sculpture garden. The Irving Arts Center alone hosts approximately 1,400 events annually, including 200+ performances and 25+ exhibitions, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors.

  • Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff - Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry’s epic novel of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to found the first ranch there—truly captured public imagination. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience. | March 6 through July 11, 2021
  • Signal from Noise - Signal from Noise presents selections from contemporary artist Sol Hill’s signature digital alternative process camera based artwork. Hill utilizes the artifacts that occur in the digital image making process produced from the influence of energies a sensor sees that the human eye does not. Hill’s interest is in exploring and expanding the visual repertoire of the medium of digital imaging and in exploring the intersection of art, science and spirit. Ever interested in juxtaposed contradictions, Hill’s finished works are presented in ways that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. | March 20 through June 26.
  • Braveart/Ex - Artwork from Cistercian Preparatory Upper School students will be featured in the Courtyard Gallery. | May 8 through May 29
  • Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition - Main Gallery - The Texas & Neighbors Exhibition is an annual collaboration between the Irving Art Association and Irving Arts Center. For 36 years artists from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma have participated in this prestigious, juried exhibition. To learn more, visit | May 15 - June 21
  • Amy Werntz: Portraits - Focus Gallery - Amy Werntz is an artist obsessed with time, of the fear of its passing and the feeling of not living in the correct moment. This passion plays out in her art which seeks to capture the seemingly insignificant moments of everyday life. | May 15 - July 10

Please note: A portion of this exhibition is accessible only by stairs. Masks are required.

Gallery Hours:

Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.