Presented by the Dallas Center for Architecture on the fourth Wednesday of every month, Fair Park Spotlights examine an aspect of the park in more detail. To kick off the series on March 25, we’ll look at “The Art of the Park.”
The integration of art and architecture at Fair Park is one of the characteristics that makes Fair Park unique and is a principal component of the park’s designation as a National Historic Landmark. Created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exhibition, Fair Park includes monumental sculptures symbolizing the six nations that have flown their flags over Texas and futuristic murals and plaster reliefs portraying modes of transportation, agriculture and other industries of Texas.
Our speaker will be Nancy McCoy, FAIA, FAPT. Nancy is a noted preservation architect and principal of Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture, based in Dallas. She has worked on over 35 projects at Fair Park since 1997, including the Cotton Bowl Expansion, the restoration of the Esplanade, and the conservation of the park’s historic artwork. She will share her knowledge of the wide array of artwork in the park, the artists that created it and the current condition of these irreplaceable treasures.
The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and light refreshments. Nancy’s talk will begin at 6:30 and be followed by a Q & A session. A $10 donation is requested at the door. To RSVP, e-mail info@DallasCFA.com.