Dallas Museum of Art Unveils New Orientation Video Hosted by Gary Cogill, Former WFAA Art Critic

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Gary Cogill has never been shy about his enthusiasm for the DMA. We are so pleased to have him host this orientation video, because Gary would be the first to tell you—and he does on screen—that he wants everyone to love the Museum as much as he does.

The Dallas Museum of Art is excited to announce a new orientation video featuring Gary Cogill, former WFAA art critic. Cogill takes viewers on a visual tour of the DMA that begins at the front door and travels throughout the Museum’s four levels, highlighting several “must sees,” including some of Cogill’s favorite works. Viewers gain knowledge about the art collections, activities, and experiences that are available at the DMA with the help of a seasoned visitor.

“Luckily for us, Gary Cogill has never been shy about his enthusiasm for the DMA,” said Jill Bernstein, interim chief marketing & Communications officer. “We are so pleased to have him host this orientation video, because Gary would be the first to tell you—and he does on screen—that he wants everyone to love the Museum as much as he does.”

A man dedicated to the arts, Cogill left WFAA in October 2010 to start his own film company, Lascaux Films, in Dallas, and is currently working on his first feature film. "After reviewing more than 10,000 films, it's time I actually made one," says Cogill of his new cinematic adventure. While with the ABC affiliate, Cogill covered the rapid growth of the Texas arts scene, producing news features about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, and the opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, among many others. He served as WFAA's full- time film critic for more than twenty-four years.

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1903, the Museum welcomes approximately 600,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, visit http://www.DallasMuseumofArt.org.

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