Annette Strauss Square is located in the Dallas Arts District, part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center complex. It is considered the city's premier outdoor performing arts venue, hosting a variety of events, from concerts, theatrical and dance performances, to multi-day festivals, yoga sessions and outdoor art installations.
Showcasing art from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, the Crow Collection is an island of tranquility in the heart of Dallas. Works date from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century and include jade ornaments from China, Japanese scrolls, and a rarely seen 12 by 28 foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian home.
The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the U.S., with over 24,000 pieces of art dating from the third millennium B.C. to the present day. The Museum has been praised for its dynamic exhibition policy and award-winning educational programs. Apart from special exhibits, the museum is free to the public.
The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is one of four venues comprising downtown Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center. The Wyly can hold approximately 600 people, depending on the stage configuration. It is the home venue for the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.
In 2003 the Latino Cultural Center opened on Live Oak Street, just a few blocks from downtown Dallas. Designed by celebrated Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, it is remarkable for its bold and colorful design. The Center's mission is to preserve, develop and showcase Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster and Spencer de Grey. The Opera House was engineered specifically for performances of opera and musical theater, with stages equipped for ballet performances, as well as other forms of dance.
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center opened in 1989. I.M. Pei was chosen from more than 100 architects worldwide to design the Center, which is known for its outstanding acoustics. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is its primary tenant.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to Raymond and Patsy Nasher's collection of modern sculpture, one of the finest in the world. The Center houses 300 plus pieces and was designed by architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1998. Landscape architect Peter Walker designed the outdoor garden.
Recognized as a world-class facility, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science's five floors house eleven permanent exhibit halls, a multi-media digital cinema with 3D state-of-the-art computer animation, interactive kiosks, an education wing with six learning labs, and more.