Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown

3109 Carlisle St.
Dallas, TX 75204

corner of Carlisle & Bowen in Uptown
Business Hours
  • Sunday 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Friday 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday 11:00AM – 5:00PM

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Most museums make me feel a bit sedated — cool marble, soothing colors, the unspoken admonition to stay calm. The Geometric and MADI Museum had the exact opposite effect: I felt like I’d just jumped headlong into a giant gumball machine, and I mean that in the best possible way. The explosion of color and movement yields artwork that’s happy, ebullient and spirit-raising. The museum, open 11 years, holds more than 1,000 pieces, including a current exhibit of fascinating works by artists from Slovenia, Venezuela and Dallas. As for what “MADI” means, museum director Dorothy Masterson likes this definition: “movement, abstraction, dimension and invention.” She calls it “off the wall and out of the frame.”

The MADI Museum and Gallery got its start more than a decade ago when art supporters Bill and Dorothy Masterson were introduced to the MADI art movement. Their fascination with the playful, geometric modern art style inspired their collection of MADI art pieces and the creation of the museum.

When Mr. Masterson's law firm, Kilgore & Kilgore, outgrew its old space and moved to a 1970s building on Carlisle, the Mastersons converted most of the building's first floor into the first permanent MADI Museum and Gallery. Information from the museum's website

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