If you are a bit of an art lover and you happen to be spending some time in Dallas, you’ll be pleased to know Dallas is full to the brim with art. This part of the world has some very interesting galleries and museums that any art lover will almost certainly enjoy.
Read on for more information about the best places for art in Dallas:
Found at 5900 Bishop Bl, and located on the SMU campus, Meadows Museum is the ideal destination if you love Spanish art. In fact, it is thought to house some of the best Spanish art outside of Spain. A small museum, that offers free admission on Thursday evenings, it is well worth the visit.
Take your time and enjoy all that there is to offer.
The Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N Harwood St, and has an impressive art collection. There are many contemporary pieces but there are also some older pieces too which have to be seen to be believed. Located across the street from Klyde Warren Park, the museum is something of a hidden gem.
Visitors recommend that you start on the top floor and slowly but surely work your way down. Free, and with some exhibits that do require a ticket, this is the ideal destination if you want to spend a few hours enjoying what the art world has to offer.
There’s also a gift shop that sells interesting items for great prices and can be taken back to your hotels in Dallas and given away as souvenirs or kept as a memento.
The African American Museum
Found at 3536 Grand Ave and located in Fair Park, the African American Museum is home to one of the Southwest’s largest displays of folk art by African American artists. If you would like to learn more about African American culture or you simply want to take in some incredible pieces, this is the place to be.
Built in the shape of a cross, the museum also has a great shop that is well worth visiting.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Located at 2001 Flora St, Nasher Sculpture Center houses more than 300 remarkable sculptures and has exhibits both inside and out. Free if you happen to be visiting on the first Saturday of the month, the Center has a lovely garden which is also well worth visiting. This place has been described as an art-lover’s dream. Open since 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center showcases some of the 20th century’s finest sculptures.
The Center also hosts events such as live music every now and again and classes too. If you’re in Dallas when these events are taking place they’re well worth checking out.
There are some great places to take in a bit of art in Dallas, however the above 4 destinations are thought to be some of the best. Why not visit each destination and spend some time enjoying all that Dallas’ art scene has to offer?