When the weather is far from delightful, and the thought of staying at home is even worse, there are plenty of local exhibits and events waiting to be explored.

1.) Mosaic mania

Lilian Broca’s massive mosaics have caught the attention of documentary-makers and art enthusiasts alike. Now her work is making an appearance at the Museum of Biblical Art.

“Heroin of a Thousand Pieces: The Judith Mosaics of Lilian Broca,” is being showcased until April 23. The traveling exhibition made stops at Vancouver’s II Museo and Toronto’s JC Carrier Art Gallery before it headed to the Hollow.

Broca is known for depicting female religious figures to illustrate modern social issues, and her work has been featured in 60 exhibits across the globe.

2.) Know your rights

The George W. Bush Presidential Library has partnered with The Sixth Floor Museum to establish  “Amending America: The Bill of Rights Exhibit.”  Learn more about the origins of the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution from Jan. 24-March 16 at the museum.

“In this volatile time in our country, it is particularly timely to take a closer look at the privileges and protections outlined in this key historic document,” Nicola Longford, executive director of the museum, said in a release.

Photo via northparkcenter.com

3.) Tour art at NorthPark

The Dallas Art Fair and NorthPark Center also have teamed up to provide guided tours of the art collections displayed throughout the shopping center. Alison Hearst, of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will lead the discussion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, and tours also are scheduled on Feb. 28 and March 28.

Dallas Art Fair Director Kelly Cornell says the tours highlight the sculptures and other works that shoppers often overlook.

“It’s nice to go and be able to appreciate what’s around there and all the thought that has been put into it,” she says.


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