I can’t imagine anyone who’s ever been to a gallery would want to live in a house where every room is a canvas.
But that’s exactly what the murals at the DART Center in Dallas look like, painted by artists who don’t always get the credit they deserve.
They’re part of a $1.6 million project that includes work by artists ranging from David Smith to Eddy Cue.
“You want to put in a lot of detail and let it be like a painting, but don’t overdo it,” said Art Director Chris Sorensen.
“You want it to feel like a gallery, but it also has to be in your living room.”
The center is located at the corner of Denton and Fairbanks.
It was originally a gallery until the building was sold in 2015.
“It was always a great place to work on murals,” said Sorenesen.
The murals were first commissioned in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the land.
The group was looking to paint the mural wall in honor of their own 150th anniversary.
“We have an obligation to create an art piece that is both meaningful and iconic, but also allows for people to see it in a new light,” said Chris Giese, a conservator with the National Historic Landmark Preservation Office.
The work was done by the Texas Museum of Art.
The center is currently on hold until the center can find a permanent home.