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A beautiful building located in the most happening Art District of Dallas takes you to a fantasy world with its impressive art collection. Lovers of art and those seeking stunning experiences must make a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art that fascinates you and inspires you. The museum is one of the prime destinations of Dallas that you should not miss out on your Dallas Trip. The museum contains some distinct artworks from around the world.
Experience the exquisite collection of art at Dallas Museum of Art
The African Art Collection consists of artworks from Central and West Africa. Most of the objects are from the period from the 16th to the 20th century. Some of them are the symbols of leadership while others are based upon the theme of the cycle of life. The prime objects of the exhibit are: Senufo rhythm pounder carved on wood from Mali, a power figure from Congo studded with iron nails or blades, etc. The exhibit also includes a terracotta bust brought from Nigeria that dates between 200 BC and 200 AD.
The Ancient Mediterranean exhibit contains objects belonging to Roman, Greek, Etruscan, Egyptian, Cycladic, and Apulian time periods. From Egyptian art painted on a limestone reef to Greek sculptures of marbles and bronze, there are a wide array of objects that would arouse your interest.
This exhibit of decorative arts features around 8000 works from America and Europe. These include textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, metalware, etc. Here you would find a big wine cistern by Abraham Portal, a silver cup and cover by a silversmith, Paul de Lamerie, a silver dressing table made by Gorham, a Gothic Revival bed and man more interesting objects.
Wendy Reves gifted the Wendy and Emery Reves collection to the Dallas Museum of art in honor of Emery Reves, her late husband. The extensive collection is placed in a large imitation of Wendy and Emery's home in France. There you would find a beautiful collection of sculptures, paintings, and works on paper along with some famous work of the eminent artists of the early modern period.
How to Get Tickets?
The admission to the museum is free. However, for special exhibits, you need to buy the tickets that are available online. You can buy the tickets from this website. You can also purchase them from the Visitors Services Desk at the museum or book them on the phone.
How To Get Around?
The museum is quite vast with numerous exhibits. Try exploring it on your own. Or you can opt for guided tours that help you out in visiting the prominent collections at the museum and understanding them. Free tours are available every Saturday that introduces you to the highlights of the museum.
What Should I Wear?
Dallas is a cool city where you can dress according to your wish. Beautiful sundresses, cool t-shirts, shorts, jeans, all will do fine as per the weather condition. There is no dress code to the Dallas Museum of art, so wear whatever you feel comfortable. Comfortable footwear is a must for visiting the museum as there would be a lot of walking and exploration involved.
Best Time to Visit
If you are planning a trip to Dallas, then choose the months of spring (late March to April) or autumn (late September to November). The weather during these seasons is pleasant, and crowds are comparatively less than in the summers. The visiting hours of the museum are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Thursdays the closing time extends to 9 pm. please note that the museum remains closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and the New Year's Day.
Will I Need a Guide?
The museum is located at one of the prominent locations of Dallas, hence reaching it will not be a problem. This website has all the required information to explore the museum on your own. You can enjoy exploring the exhibits of the museum on your own or otherwise opt for private tours that are available at the museum to get a better insight into the collection. The museum provides free tours on every Saturday.
How To Get There?
Dallas has an extensive transportation system that makes it quite easy to explore. You can opt for DART (Dallas Rapid Area Transit) rail services to reach the museum. Take a ride to St. Paul Station from where the museum is at a short distance. You can also drive to the museum or take a private taxi. Bicycle racks are also available near the museum.
Visitors are expected to not indulge in any such activity that may damage the collection at the museum. Photography without flash is allowed, but there is a prohibition on tripods and selfie sticks inside the museum. Also please note that food and beverages are not allowed inside the museum. Smoking is also under prohibition in the Dallas Museum of Art.