Dallas is proud to now be the home of the largest urban arts district in the United States. With so much cultural clout, it’s no wonder we have such an incredible collection of art collectors. Keep reading for a list of the the best places in Dallas to show off your art knowledge.
1 Dallas Museum of Art
Situated in the heart of the new Dallas Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. In 2008, the museum opened the Center for Creative Connections, which welcomes attendees of all ages to experience art interactively. We can't wait for the November collection coming to the DMA, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk."
1717 N. Harwood St, 214.922.1200, http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
2 Crow Collection of Asian Art
The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Come here for quite reflection and contemplation, while viewing various forms of unique art from a range of periods. You can also come in every third Friday for their Crow Collection of Art event, featuring music, dance, films, tours, and complimentary food and beverages.
2010 Flora St, 214.979.6430, http://www.crowcollection.org
3 HCG Gallery
Dragon Street may be considered the outskirts of the Design District, but it's the epicenter of boutique art galleries. The HCG gallery on Dragon is one such place, featuring local and worldwide artists in exciting, often themed, exhibits. It's one of Kirk Hopper's galleries, whose newest art gallery, Kirk Hopper's Fine Art, is opening with its inaugural exhibit by Mac Whitney February 19.
1130 Dragon Street, 214.760.9230, http://www.hcggallery.com
4 McKinney Avenue Contemporary
When the MAC opened in 1994, it was the only venue dedicated to the exhibition of art in all disciplines by local, regional, and international contemporary artists. Since then, The MAC has set an extraordinary record: over fifty-four visual art exhibitions and full successful production seasons by their in-house theater group, Kitchen Dog Theater. Upcoming must-see exhibit: the Glassell - Core Show June 18 through July 9.
5 Nasher Sculpture Center
It’s easy to get lost in this center, with over 10,000 square-feet of indoor gallery space situated on one and a half-acres of garden space for sculptures. The assortment of flora and fountains makes the viewing of the center’s outdoor exhibits a wonderful Spring experience. The Nashers began collecting Latin American sculptures over 50 years ago, and today their spread includes archaeological finds as well as modern pieces, not to mention their special exhibits and installments by internationally acclaimed artists. Check out the upcoming "Statuesque" exhibit, April 9 through 21.
2001 Flora Street in Dallas, 214.242.5100, http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/