Arts and Culture

Dallas Arts District

Docent led Strolls through the Dallas Arts District, the largest in the US, featuring Pritzker Prize winning architecture. Sites include the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the Belo Mansion and the site of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study and preservation of modern sculpture.

The Nasher Sculpture Center provides an urban oasis of art and nature. The Center consists of a 54,000-square-foot building designed by architect Renzo Piano featuring the art collection of philanthropist and collector Ray Nasher and his late wife, Patsy, and a two-acre sculpture garden created by landscape architect Peter Walker.

The garden features settings that frame the outdoor works and include stone walls and walkways, ponds, scattered groves of trees and small meadow areas.

The Nasher Collection is considered one of the foremost collections, private or public, of 20th-Century sculpture in the world. Comprised of more than 300 pieces, the collection features works by Calder, de Kooning, Kelly, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Rodin and Serra, among many others.


Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art's collection includes American masterpieces by Church, O'Keeffe and Wyeth, contemporary art by Pollock, Rothko, Warhol and Lichenstein, European and impressionist art by Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Monet, and art of the Americas, Africa Asia and the Pacific. Special temporary exhibits are on display throughout the year.

Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art contains more than 700 scrolls, paintings, objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Over 300 works are on display in the galleries including precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12-foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence.

Dallas Theater Center

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, The Dallas Theater Center's Kalita Humphreys Theater is a classic example of Wright's "form follows function" manifesto. The Dallas Theater Center is home to one of the most exciting regional theaters in the country, presenting a diverse lineup of beloved classical favorites, notable musical plays, and striking contemporary fare. As Dallas Theater Center prepares for its 2009 move into the new Wyly theater during DTC’s fiftieth anniversary season, we are committed to programming plays that reflect and connect with this community.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The I.M. Pei designed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center has been cited as one of the acoustically finest halls in America and features the Lay Family pipe organ. Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the 2,062-seat hall is also available for corporate meetings, trade shows and a variety of performance events.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

For over 100 years, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been performing to capacity audiences in Dallas and around the world. The opening of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in 1989 gave the symphony a world-class home and ushered in a new era of international exposure and acclaim. Separate Classical, "Pops," and Distinguished Artists series offer diverse programming, including world premieres and old favorites.

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