‘Dallas: Art Outdoors’ is your driving map to 13 very cool, very different works

‘Pay It No Mind’ is a mural by Dallas artist Brian Kenny at 4008 Cedar Springs Rd. behind Italia Express and a tattoo parlor.(Supplied / Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art)

The Dallas Museum of Art built the online map to showcase public art you can see safely during quarantine.

The doors of the Dallas Museum of Art may be temporarily closed (I don’t have to tell you why), but staffers have rounded up a list of public art you can view from your car or a safe distance.

For “Dallas: Art Outdoors,” 13 works across the city by different artists are highlighted and listed in order of easy navigation. A nifty online map gives the lowdown on where the works are, who created them and background on what the art means.

The second stop on the map is Pay It No Mind, a mural in Oak Lawn dedicated to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender women of color — and pioneers of the queer liberation movement — involved in the Stonewall riots.

The artist, Brian Kenny, finished it last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the uprising, and it depicts both women in, at the time, the largest mural dedicated to transgender individuals in the country.

And this is a great time to check it out — this month is Dallas Pride 2020′s virtual celebration.


“Dallas: Art Outdoors”


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9:36 AM on Jul 27, 2020

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