Dallas Museum of Art
Located in downtown Dallas, just south of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, the museum has 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, 96,000 square feet of which are dedicated to The Dallas Museum of Art's permanent exhibits. Facilities include garden areas, an auditorium, a theatre, a library, six classrooms, a restaurant and a café. The Dallas Museum of Art has a full-service art research library and a computerized collections database.
The exhibits at The Dallas Museum of Art vary widely from contemporary to ancient art in an attempt to compile an in-house collection that includes nearly every culture in human history. Collections include a European and an American painting and sculpture collection, an Asian, African, and Pacific collection, as well as decorative and contemporary arts collections. Featured pieces include impressionist art by Van Gogh, Renoir, and Degas.
1941 saw the establishment of The Museum School of Art which was closed in the 1960s when a study committee determined that other institutions were fulfilling the same needs for the area. This has not stopped The Dallas Museum of art from being an active advocate of education in the arts with two of its main objectives remaining education through exposure to the highest art, and continuous exposure for regional artists.
Dallas was the last North American stop for the recent Renoir and Algeria exhibit that brought together over fifty of the impressionist's pieces for the first time. Other recent exhibits include: Thomas Struth Photograph Exhibition
The Gilded Age Exhibition
The Voyage of The Icebers Exhibition
Celebrationg Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections
The Dallas Museum of Art is open year round from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm with Thursday hours extending to 9pm*. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children 12 or older, and free for students with a current school ID and children under 12**. Admission to special exhibits is included in regular admission price unless otherwise noted.
*hours of operation subject to change without notice
**price of admission subject to change without notice