Dallas has always been a city with an appreciation for the arts and the magnificent Museum of Art is just one of many attractions located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. From fascinating museums, concert venues and performance theatres, Dallas is home to many great cultural events and exhibitions.
The renowned Museum of Art was established in 1903 making it one of the oldest such museums in the state and its vast collection of over 24,000 pieces , some dating back thousands of years is one of the nations most priceless collections. The museum features an inviting café and a gift shop allowing visitors to spend the entire day enjoying the fine works housed here.
The Dallas Museum of Art features guided tours as well as self-guided walks and even a smart phone tour where patrons are able to download museum highlights directly to their phone. The museum hosts many guest exhibitions throughout the year covering a wide ranging selection of art forms and styles.
The vast and acclaimed permanent collection includes century’s old American art from the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well as a fascinating exhibit on ancient indigenous American art including ceramics, textiles and sculptures that are thousands of years old.
The Dallas Museum of Art also holds one of the finest collections in the world of decorative arts. Equally impressive collections include African, Asian and Pacific Islands Art while the European Paintings and Sculpture exhibit brings together gorgeous pieces from as early as the 1700s.
The Arts District and the Museum of Art are located just north of downtown Dallas. The museum is about a twenty minute walk from Elm Street proceeding up North Harwood Street. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit or DART trains stop at the St. Paul Station just near the Ross Avenue entrance to the museum. If driving, the museum does feature a large underground car park and there are several public car parks located nearby.