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 and Performance Halls

Annette Strauss Square (Performances 2 10.18.09)

Annette Strauss Square

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. 

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Crow Collection of Asian Art

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 12 by 28 foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian home.

Dallas Contemporary-161 Glass St (Photo courtesy of DC Credit Kevin Todora)
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Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum that focuses on presenting new and challenging art created by regional, national and international artists. The museum was founded in 1978 and is located in the Design District.

Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the U.S., with art dating from the third millennium B.C. to the present day. The Museum is praised for its dynamic exhibition policy and award-winning educational programs. Except for special exhibits, the museum is free to the public.

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Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

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.

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Latino Cultural Center

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. 

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Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

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. 

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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.

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Nasher Sculpture Center

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.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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.

South Dallas Cultural Ctr-3400 S Fitzhugh Ave (ECO-Patskin)

South Dallas Cultural Center

The South Dallas Cultural Center is managed by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and offers a variety of performing, literary, media and visual arts coming from, and inspired by, the vibrancy and diversity of the African diaspora.