Impressive Architectural Works
At the Dallas Museum of Art be surprised by the Reeves collection. Learn how the replica of the only villa designed by Coco Chanel ended up in Dallas. The venue showcases some of the most amazing impressionist works of art and some not so-well known works by Sir. Winston Churchill.
NorthPark Center, although a shopping center, is a must spot for the artsy type, showcasing a big portion of the Nasher Collection, expect works by Mark di Suvero, Jonathan Borofsky and more. To complete your Nasher experience, don't miss a visit to the Nasher Sculpture Center housed in a Renzo Piano designed building.
For the evening head to Norman Foster's Winspear Opera House or Ian Ming Pei's Morton Meyerson Symphony Center. Seeing this venues literally shine at night is the best way to take in the architecture while listening to the music conducted by world-famous Jaap Van Zweden or the works performed by the Dallas Opera.
Dallas Design District
Include a visit to the Dallas Design District home to more than 20 independent art galleries. Don't miss the Goss Gallery and Dallas Contemporary home to Richard Phillip's controversial Playboy piece.
Deep Ellum District
A visit to Dallas can't be completed without admiring the works of public art in the Deep Ellum district. The district is more famous for its live music, but here even some trash cans have been painted by the districts residents. Don't miss the Kettle Art Gallery and the impressive Travel Man by Brad Oldham.
Downtown Dallas is better explored walking! You will be surprised by so much public art you will want to have your camera ready. Start at Lubben Plaza and admire the works of Linnea Glatt, then head to Pioneer Plaza to see the world's largest bronze sculpture ensemble by Robert Summers. Continue onto Main Street to be seen by Tony Tasset's gigantic eye ball and end in a quiet reflection at Thanksgiving Chapel.
Visit Fair Park
Visit Fair Park to admire beautiful 1930's Art Deco buildings and don't miss Hall of State's historical murals depicting the history of Texas.
Stay at the Joule Hotel if you like contemporary art such as Andy Warhol's electric chair. At the Anatole if you want to see a piece of the Berlin Wall or ancient art from Asia, or at the Crescent Court Hotel to live in the architecture of Phillip Johnson. Dine at Trinity Groves and then walk to Continental Avenue to take in the architecture of Santiago Calatrava's Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and the beautiful light displays of the iconic skyline.