Arts & Entertainment
For Art Lovers…
Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher Sculpture Center is the first institution in the world dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture with a collection of global significance as its foundation. Conceived by collector and philanthropist Raymond D. Nasher in consultation with museum professionals and scholars, the institution is distinguished by a breathtaking facility and landscaped garden specifically designed for the indoor and outdoor display of sculpture.
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art recently celebrated one hundred years of connecting art and people. Established in 1903, the Museum features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. The Museum also has a long history of providing varied and dynamic programs, events, and exhibitions to engage visitors more fully with fine art
Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University
The Meadows Museum, a division of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the tenth to the twentieth century. It includes masterpieces by some of the world’s greatest painters: El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró, and Picasso. Highlights of the collection include Renaissance altarpieces, monumental Baroque canvases, exquisite rococo oil sketches, polychrome wood sculptures, Impressionist landscapes, modernist abstractions, a comprehensive collection of the graphic works of Goya, and a select group of sculptures by major twentieth-century masters – Rodin, Maillol, Giacometti, Moore, Smith, and Oldenburg – as well as works by leading artists of the region – Frank Reaugh, Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, Alexandre Hogue, and William Lester.
Crow Collection of Asian Art
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, located at 2010 Flora Street, contains more than 600 paintings and objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Over 300 works are on display in the galleries including precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen twenty-eight by Twenty foot sandstone facade of an eighteenth century Indian residence.
For the Musical Ears…
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center was opened in September of 1989 and has been a crossroads of artistic excellence ever since. Owned and managed by the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs, “The Meyerson” is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other Dallas-based cultural organizations like the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.
Dallas Opera at Fair Park Music Hall
Since its glittering, 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, The Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers. As The Dallas Opera enters its 50th international season, the future has never looked brighter. The current leadership has plans to guide the company through its 50th Anniversary Celebrations and into our new home in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.
For Theatre Goers…
Dallas Theater Center
You will thoroughly enjoy seeing a play in this beautiful theater. It’s the only one in America designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Both lifelong residents and visitors to the city appreciate the diversity of performances that range from a lighthearted Oscar Wilde or Neil Simon play to a thought-provoking historical drama. The center is actually a complex composed of the Kalita Humphreys Theater built in 1959 and the barn like Arts District Theater (located at 2401 Flora Street), which was built in the 1980’s.
For Movie Goers…
Angelica Film Center
Located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane in the Mockingbird Station complex, this theater offers a variety of entertaining independent films. Dinner and beverages are also available.
Conveniently located in the West Village, on the corner of McKinney and Lemmon, the West Village has over 800 free parking spaces centrally located in a parking garage. The highly acclaimed theater design has been profiled in numerous publications.
Highland Park Village
In 1935, the landmark Village Theater opened. It was the first luxury suburban theater in Texas built at a cost of $100,000 with seating for 1,350 persons. The Village Theater has been a popular entertainment spot ever since. Until the theater was leased in 1987 to American Multi Cinema, the second largest theater chain the United States, it was said to be the last independently run theater in the nation’s ten largest cities to show first-run films. Today the renovated theater, operated by Regent, boasts four screens.
Dallas’ newest multi-screen theater complex is located in North Park Center. The newest movies are available for viewing at many times throughout the day.