The Bath House Cultural Center on the east side of White Rock Lake as built in 1930 as a center for public swimming. It was in operation from 1930-53, when it was closed due to a severe drought. The Bath House reopened in 1981 as Dallas’ first neighborhood cultural center and was designated as an historical landmark by the City of Dallas Landmark Commission in 1996.

Renovation was completed in May 1997, and the Bath House now includes a 100-seat theater, two exhibition galleries, a classroom/studio and a darkroom available for rent. It’s now part of the City’s Cultural Affairs Office and offers visual and performing arts year-round.

Manager David Fisher says the Center addresses the needs of local emerging artists and arts organizations, as well as hosting local, regional and national artists.

The Center will host several programs in May, including “Passionate Visions: 20th Century Latin American Photography;” a reception with special performances by Tish Hinojosa; “Jettatore” by Gregory De LaFerrere from Argentina; “Collecting Photography” with Burt Finger and Maria Teresa Garcia-Pedroche; “Music of the Americas” performed by pianist Lara Downer; Ballet Olimpaxqui and Ballet Folklorico (with dancers from Honduras); and the video of Eduardo Galeano.

For dates and times, see the Datebook section of this issue. For information, contact 214-670-8749, bhcultural@usa.net.