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
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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