The Dallas Museum of Art is located in a blocky concrete building in downtown Dallas. I would never have imagined how massive it was just from viewing it from the outside.
(October 2008) The world of the Egyptians was revealed to us as we toured 'Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs' exhibit which runs from October 3, 2008 to May 17, 2009. Gold jewelry, gilded boxes, beautiful statuary and decorated furniture all come from King Tut or his family...and fascinating to see!
(Feb. 2008) allowed us to view the exhibit of J.M.W. Turner, an artist from Great Britain, who was the forerunner of the Impressionist movement. We marveled at his churning, realistic paintings of the sea and light-filled landscapes.
As we toured the gallery, flutists serenaded visitors by playing music from the 18th and 19th centuries.
An impressive permanent collection from the following cultures is contained here:
Provenance-history of ownership researched
Reves Collection (impressionist, post-impressionist, modern, decorative arts)
I was surprised to see a block of marble from King Nebuchadnezzer's reign describing a tower which is said to have been the Tower of Babel.
Public tours are free and scheduled every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Free admission on Thursday evenings from 5pm-9pm and first Tuesday of each month.
Late Night At The Museum, is held on the third Friday of each month until midnight. $10 or less includes performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family projects and Starbuck Coffee tastings with complimentary coffee offered. When we've gone, the music performances were diverse and engaging!
Regular admission is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors 65 and up; $5 for students with ID's and no charge for children under 12.
Hours are Tuesday-Wednesday 11 am-5pm; Thursday 11 am-9pm; Friday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm. The museum is closed on New Year's Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
The DMA is a very good museum. But, I don't know that much about art, so you should check out their web-site. I've been there several times. It has exhibits from many different eras and countries: ancient mediterranean, africa, asia, contempory art, etc.... I've seen a few exhibits here...Fred Church's iceberg paintings and an exhibit about art in Ancient Greece.
Admission: $6 adults, $4 for children over 12 and seniors, free for children under 12
*admission is free for everyone on the first tuesday of each month.
I have been a member of both the Kimbal Art Museum (in Fort Worth) and the Nasher Art Museum (in Dallas). When I attended the Gaugain exhibit, I joined the DMA to avoid the long 2 hour wait to gain access to the exhibit! The Matisse exhibit is coming up in January. I shall post more after I recieve my calendar and know when exhibits arrive.
Dallas Museum of Art - From the Ross Avenue entrance, the museum looks a lot smaller than what it actually is. The spacious galleries feature a permanent collection of art ranging from ancient to contemporary periods. There are also two restaurants and a Museum Store.
The only complaint I have is about the staff! The guides DO NOT know anything about the collections nor do they know their way around the museum. The gift shop employees also do not know about their inventory, nor do they seem concerned about customer service.
With that out of the way, this museum is massive! Fantastic collection, from Pollock to O'Keefe. The family collection of Degas, Rembrandt and other fine artists SKETCHES, studies and drawings was the best treat of all!
The DMOA is handicapped friendly, however, you will have several stalk you because I think they fear you will knock something valuable over. Also, it doesn't appear they like children or teenagers in their museum. My son had a constant guard following him, and when I asked why they wouldn't leave us alone, they stated they were to watch anyone excited over any certain piece of work, disabled or under 18. I noticed children were not abundant there, like I have at other museums. They have more *** security than at the Louvre. And, surprisingly, their security was non-existent around the most historic artworks!
Nonetheless, their gift shop has great things, and their cafe is fantastic! Make sure to stop on your way out for a sweet treat!
This is a cool place in downtown Dallas and it's free. There are a variety of different exhibits from different countries and eras. Outside there is a sculpture garden with fountains. More importantly, at least you get a chance to have some pictures that do show you drinking to present you parents spouse ect. Just kidding-maybe not;)
See the website for hours, temporary exhibits and directions.
Every Thursday night from mid May to late June, the Dallas Museum of Art in downtown Dallas hosts a Jazz Under the Stars outdoors concert. The musical styles range from fusion to swing to salsa and there is always a fun crowd. People bring blankets, chairs coolers, picnic baskets, etc and mix and mingle during the show. The music starts at 8:00, but people get there well before that.
This museum located in downtown Dallas has a wide collection of ancient to contemporary arts. Walk through African artifacts to Asian collection. Indulge yourself among European paintings and admir the installations.
Don't forget to enjoy the sclupture garden outside the museum.
DMA also hosts a variety of exhibition throughout the year. Monday is holiday.
The Sculpture Garden of the Museum is outdoors with the entrance of Ross Avenue. This is one of the sculptures on display.