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Geometric MADI to Feature Works by John Henry April 28


Opening Reception April 28, 6:30 p.m.

John Henry is known worldwide for his large-scale public works of art, which grace numerous museum, corporate, public and private collections. In the Dallas area, his sculptures may be seen in front of the Hall Arts Building in the Dallas Arts District.

The geometric forms that have defined John’s work for more than forty years have their aesthetic and historical base in Constructivism.  John received a Ford Foundation grant to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned a BFA. He received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1996. He was a founding member of ConStruct, the artist-owned gallery that promoted and organized large-scale sculpture exhibitions throughout the United States.


Some recent exhibitions include: OPEN 2007, Venice, Italy; Sarasota Season of Sculpture 4, Sarasota, FL, 2007; American Sculptors in the Shadow of the Alps, Art St. Urban, Switzerland, 2007; Sculpture a Wyoming Invitational at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, 2008; his one-man exhibition throughout the state of Florida, Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, 2008/09, Sculpture for New Orleans, 2009, and Art in the Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, July 2009.

Henry’s exhibit at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art opens April 28 and runs until July 23.  John Henry will be onsite for the Opening and for an Arcadia Salon discussion on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.


About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

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Biennial 2017: Origins in Geometry entries due April 15


Biennial:  Origins in Geometry

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2017

Exhibition Dates:  July 28 — October 22, 201

Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction.  Artists who are selected as finalists will be featured in an exhibit at the Museum July 28 through October 22, included in a catalog with other finalists, receive exposure on the museum website, and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art opened in February 2003. The Museum concentrates on modern and contemporary geometric, constructivist and kinetic art work. It is also the first museum with a concentration on MADI art, which is always non-representational, hard-edged, and comes out of the frame.  http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/

AWARDS: A total of $3000 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show – $1,500;  Second Place – $1000; and Third Place – $500.

Prospectus: 2017 Biennial rules & entry form


– The competition is open to all artists working in all mediums.

– Any work of art is acceptable as long as it:

  • Incorporates geometric elements either as the basis for exploration, the underlying structure or within the finished work
  • Has been made within the last two years

FEES: There is a $50 entry fee, which includes entry for 3 pieces, and a one year membership in the Museum. Multiple images may be submitted for one piece.

Deadlines / Calendar:

  • Applicant Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2017, 2017
  • Applicant Notifications Sent:  June 1, 2017
  • Participants’ Art @ the MADI by July 10, 2017
  • Exhibition Dates:  July 28 – October 22, 2017
  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:  Friday, July 28, 2017, 6 – 8pm

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Geometric Gala at The Geometric MADI Museum Oct. 21


The Eighth Annual Geometric Gala will be held on Friday, October 21st. Catering will be provided by Ellen’s Southern Kitchen. Entertainment for the evening is The Texas Gypsies. Purchase tickets today to hold your place.

Tickets for a drawing of Ricardo Paniagua’s artwork will be available at the event. A silent auction will be held to benefit the museum.

October 21
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The Space
171 Oaklawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207 United States


The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
(214) 855-7802

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Join the MADI before September 15th to Receive Extraordinary Benefits!


Join the MADI This Month!

The Geometric MADI is celebrating Membership Month by inviting friends to join the museum and receive additional benefits!

Become a member of The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art before September 15th and your renewal date will be December 31, 2017.  You’ll be supporting the only Geometric and MADI museum in the United States!

IN ADDITION to the additional months of membership and your regular level benefits, if you join before September 15th, you will receive:

  • Basic level $50   (a raffle ticket for an original piece of art)
  • Family $100    (a gift card to the delicious restaurant Ellen’s Southern Cuisine and the raffle ticket from above)
  • Sponsor  $250    (one entrance for our Annual Gala, valued at $90 and above)
  • Patron $500    (a bottle of Champagne Moet Chandon and above)
  • Benefactor $1000 (dinner for 2 at Salum restaurant and above)


Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States.

Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms.

Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art atwww.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802.


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Mokha Laget’s Color into Space opens July 29 at the Geometric MADI


Opening reception and exhibition of Laget’s uniquely shaped paintings

This new, solo exhibit will be composed of over 20 breathtaking works including Laget’s signature shaped paintings, using unconventional clay pigments, and colorful lithographs.

Laget’s geometric abstractions evoke vast landscapes, urban environments and ambiguous interiors, the categorization of which lies beyond conventional interpretation. They engage the viewer to actively explore relations between the shaped canvas, its embedded planes and surrounding architecture. At once sensual in surface color and intellectually playful, her paintings invite the viewer to accept paradox and impossibility as an aesthetic premise.


2016 Acrylic and clay pigment on canvas

2016 Acrylic and clay pigment on canvas

Join us at the MADI for this important show, Friday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free of charge. Following the opening reception, Laget’s artwork will be displayed at the museum through October 30, 2016.

Geometric MADI · 3109 Carlisle St · Dallas, Tx 75205

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Roger Bensasson and Yumiko Kimura open April 29 at the Geometric MADI


Opening: Inventing Through Glass, Wood, and Cardboard: Kimura and Bensasson

Opening April 29 at the Geometric MADI

Work by artists Roger Bensasson and Yumiko Kimura!Bensasson was born in Paris in 1931 and now lives in Bagnolet, France. He has exhibited in the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles since 1986 and has solo exhibitions in Holland, France, and Hungary. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums in Japan, Hungary, France and the U.S.

“I abandoned canvas for museumboard. The choice of this support enriches possibilities through the interplay of cutting, folding and layering.” “I research the economy of means. One sign, painted with the game, crease, empty, let me see the door of the infinite.” –Roger Bensasson

Yumiko Kimura is a Japanese artist based in Paris. She studied sculpture at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, Italy and has exhibited in France and Japan, as well as Brussels, Moscow, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Bratislava, and Italy.

Yumiko Kimura works multi-layered glass around an axis referencing the world of geometric abstraction with overtones of constructivism or dynamism.

Join us April 29 at 5:30 p.m. 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, TX 75204-1194  http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/


May 5 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

On Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m., Roger Bensasson from France and Yumiko Kimura from Japan will conduct an Arcadia Salon.  Bensasson will talk about how he uses museum board to better enable his cutting, folding and layering.  Kimura will speak about her process of working multilayered glass around an axis, referencing the world of geometric abstraction.  Their art will continue to be on display at the MADI until July 24 .



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Arcadia Salon with Yaacov Agam April 19 at the Geometric MADI



Yaacov Agam is one of the pioneer creators of the kinetic movement in art as well as its most outstanding contemporary representative. He’s coming to the Geometric MADI for an Arcadia Salon Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

A passionate experimenter, Agam deals with such problems as the 4th dimension, simultaneity and time in the visual, plastic arts, and has extended his experiments to application in the fields of literature, music and art theory.

The exhibit, on view until April 21, features a retrospective of his kinetic works as well as new pieces.

MUSEUM HOURS AND LOCATION http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/


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2015 Geometric GALA Oct. 23



7th Annual Geometric Gala |  October 23, 2015

WHEN | Friday, October 23, 2015, 7 – 10 p.m
WHERE | The International #204
enter off Irving Blvd, just south of Turtle Creek

MUSIC | The Texas Gypsies
SPONSORS’ PARTY | Begins at 6:00 p.m.
music by Irving Symphony Quartet

TICKETS | $90 for nonmembers, $75 for members
Raffle tickets $20
Purchase your tickets online and don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket!

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art


Special thanks to the sponsors of the 7th Annual Geometric Gala:
Ruth Anderson, Andrew Chooljian, Laurel Milton Chooljian, Phillip Collins, Carol Crowe, Judy Cunningham, G. Steven Dapper, Stuart & Fern Gleichenhaus, Jessica Heimberg, Julie & Steve Hellebusch, Lyda Hill, Elizabeth Hunt Blanc, Bo Irwin, Maria-Cristina & Jaime Jaramillo, Helen Manning, Bill & Dorothy Masterson, Dallam & Coleen Masterson, Eric Miller, Norman Mucha, Hiren Patel, Lin Wang, Ronald Watson, Nancy and Alvin Willman

CORPORATE SPONSORS – Adriana Hoyos Fine Furnishings, Al Biernat’s Restaurant, Addison Coffee Roasters, Bon Affair, Bridge Bistro, Brown Forman, The Chocolate Rose, Chef DAT, Club Corp, Creative Arts Center, Dallas Stars, Ellen’s Southern Kitchen, Empire Bakery, Etre Belle Spa, Fairmont Hotel, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Gene & Jerry Jones Foundation, Hotel St. Germain, Irving Symphony, Jimmy’s Food Store, Joule Hotel, Moma’s Restaurant, Nasher Sculpture Center, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Preferred Parking, Salum Restaurant, Sevy’s, Texas Ale, Tesla Auto Corp, Tom Thumb, Total Wine, Witherspoon Distillery, Whole Foods, ZaZa Hotel

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