8 Art Museums in Dallas
Stroll around these fine art galleries and museums when you need a little beauty in your life.
Established in 1903, the museum is a central figure in the vibrant Dallas Arts District in Downtown Dallas. Holding more than 22,000 works spanning 5,000 years of history, the DMA is one of the 10 largest art museums in the country and welcomes more than 650,000 visitors annually. Enjoy its diverse spectrum of exhibitions, lectures, concerts, literary events and presentations.
The longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The 55,000-square-foot space is enclosed by a glass fascade, providing continuous views from the street, through the building and across the length of the 1.4 acre outdoor gallery and garden.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is one of only a handful of museums in the country dedicated solely to the arts and cultures of Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. Experience a peaceful world of beauty and spirituality in the heart of the city with pieces dating from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century. Don't miss a glimpse at precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 2-by-28 foot sandstone façade of an 18th century Indian residence.
The Dallas Contemporary Museum houses works by local and international artists. While it’s not an art-collecting museum, the museum is consistently showcasing exciting galleries that aim to engage visitors. Various exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs highlight the museum's active participation in the Dallas community, making this museum an essential part of the Dallas art scene.
The Dallas Contemporary is temporarily closed.
A division of Southern Methodist University's Meadow School of the Arts, the Meadows Museum aims to foster a better understanding of art and appreciation of its historical importance. Its founding permanent collection of 15th - 20th century art from Spain, one of the most extensive outside of the Iberian nation, as well as special exhibitions and sculpture garden. Meadows Museum is a member of VisitDallas.
This one of a kind art museum focuses on the Christian and Jewish themes present in works of art around the world. Over 2,500 works by artists like Andy Warhol, John Singer Sargent and Marc Chagall as well as a vast collection of religiously affiliated artifacts, further heighten the purpose of this museum.
The history of the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art began in 2003 when Bill and Dorothy Masterson, lifelong supporters of the arts, were introduced to the innovative MADI art movement. The Movement, Abstraction, Dimension, and Invention (MADI) concept originated in Argentina in the mid-20th century and is characterized by its very eccentric nature. Over 700 geometric eye-catching works by talented artists from around the world are perfectly embodied in the galleries in the distinctive funky exterior façade of this site.
The only one of its kind in the Southwest, this museum promotes an educational approach to the African American art scene. By making use of various types of expositions the museum exhibits works that highlight the talented and culturally rich nature of the African/African American community.
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Last updated on 09/17/2020.