There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in North Texas. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss arts picks for February.

Malcolm X (Version 1) #1, 2000. Vinyl-based paint, silkscreen ink, and gesso on canvas, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm). Collection of Michael and Lise Evans. © Glenn Ligon. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Glenn Ligon: America
February 12 – June 3, 2012

Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and making its stop at The Modern, Glenn Ligon: America is the first comprehensive retrospective of the renowned Bronx-born artist, covering 25 years of Ligon’s work. Known for his exploration of American history, literature, race and society, the exhibition will feature a sweeping body of work that includes paintings, neon, installations, video and print.

Keith Carter, Uncertain, 1986 (credit:

Keith Carter: From Uncertain to Blue
Through February 11, 2012

Love photography? If you haven’t seen Keith Carter’s exhibition at PDNB Gallery yet, this is your last chance to see the Beaumont, TX-based photographer’s stunning work and imagery. The photographic series, From Uncertain to Blue, features Carter’s photographs capturing life in 100 small East Texas towns, taken during a 1986 road trip.

(credit: Texas Ballet Theater)

Texas Ballet Theater Presents Dracula
February 24 – 26, 2012

Texas Ballet Theater Artistic Director Ben Stevenson’s Dracula will transport ballet fans to a village in Transylvania, home of the evil, seductive Count. Prepare to feast your eyes on lavish costumes, spectacular sets and lighting and vampire brides who gracefully fly through the air, set to a haunting score by John Lanchery, who draws from pieces by Franz Liszt.  Read more about the Texas Ballet Theater’s season and works of artistry.

(credit: Casa Manana)

Charlotte’s Web
February 10 – 26, 2012

Introduce the kids to the memorable story of the little pig Wilbur and his spider friend Charlotte, who is determined to save him from ending up on the dinner table.  The whole family will enjoy this celebration of loyalty and friendship, and fans of the book (and the movie) will love this new take on the classic tale brought to life on stage by Casa Manana.

(credit: Nasher Sculpture Center)

Tony Feher at Nasher Sculpture Center
February 25, 2012; 1 pm

As part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s speaker series, 360: Artists, Critics, Curators, artist Tony Feher will be visiting the center to offer new insights on sculpture and discuss his work, which often makes use of everyday objects, earning him a spot in the “scatter-art” movement. Feher’s work is represented in collections in the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, among others. The lecture is free with museum admission, and is followed by wine reception for guests with RSVP. To reserve your space, please e-mail