Art & Culture

Dallas boasts a diverse mix of art & culture options, with over 300 venues for live music, more than 10 film festivals annually, the nation's largest urban arts district, and a world-renowned science museum. Not to mention a nationally-recognized orchestra in one of the world's finest concert halls.
Whatever your interest, you'll find it here.

Major Museums & Performance Halls

 

Nasher Sculpture Center


Raymond and Patsy Nasher dreamed of The Nasher Sculpture Center as a home for their collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, one of the finest collections in the world. The Center houses 300 plus pieces and is located across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art in the Arts District. World renowned architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1998, designed the 55,000 square foot building. Landscape architect Peter Walker completed the design for the outdoor garden.

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center


The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center opened in September 1989. Renowned architect I.M. Pei was selected from more than 100 architects from across the globe. In just two years, more than $50 million was raised to complete the project.

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Winspear Opera House

Bill & Margot Winspear Opera House


In 2009, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts became the new home of Dallas Opera. The Winspear’s principle performance space is a 21st century reinterpretation of the traditional “horseshoe” opera house. The Nancy Hamon Education and Recital Hall seats up to 200 for smaller performances, classes, rehearsals, meetings and events. An 84-foot wide section of the glass façade retracts to a height of 23 feet, literally opening the Grand Lobby and Cafe to Sammons Park.

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Latino Culture Center

Latino Cultural Center


The Latino Cultural Center which opened in September 2003 just a few blocks from downtown. Designed by celebrated Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, it is remarkable for its shape and bold form. The Center’s mission is to preserve and develop the Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.

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Crow Collection of Asian Art

Crow Collection of Asian Art


Showcasing works of art from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, the Crow Collection is an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. The works date from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century and include precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 12 by 28 foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence.

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