3 must-see Dallas art stops.
Located in the heart of the city, the Dallas Arts District is a walkable area where museums, galleries, and architecture thrive. The Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Green Family Art Foundation are some of the best art institutions in Dallas, and all within steps from each other.
Whether you’re into contemporary art or the timeless classics, each museum offers something different. And with great local restaurants, food trucks and Klyde Warren Park nearby, it truly makes for a great day trip.
Dallas Museum of Art
Start your day at the Dallas Museum of Art, the city’s first art museum. Opening in 1903, the DMA now ranks as one of the Top 10 art museums in the country. With over 24,000 artworks, their collection is massive. From modern and contemporary to traditional classics including the ancient Americas, African, and South Asian art, there’s also a variety of European paintings, sculptures, and prints. In the past, they’ve exhibited installations of the Dior archives and the Cartier collection, ensuring there’s always something interesting to discover.
On exhibit through January 7, 2024: Picasso’s Muses: Between Inspiration and Obsession
Mark your calendar for their upcoming exhibition, “Abraham Ángel: Between Wonder and Seduction,” starting September 10, 2023. Check it out here.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Less than a 5-minute walk from the Dallas Art Museum is the Nasher Sculpture Center, with its particularly unique architectural design. It connects the indoor galleries with the outdoor sculpture garden through huge glass windows, making it feel like you’re walking outside while touring the exhibits. The garden’s atmosphere is also completely tranquil as you’re surrounded by greenery with sounds of fountains all around. Some of the Nasher’s masterpieces include artists like Matisse, Picasso, and one of CoCollect’s blue-chip artists, Ellsworth Kelly.
Look out for the Nasher’s upcoming exhibition, “Groundswell: Women of Land Art,” launching September 23, 2023. It features 12 artists that use raw materials while working on the land. For more information or to book a visit, click here.
Green Family Art Foundation
After you visit the Nasher, pop into the Green Family Art Foundation – a smaller non-profit gallery just steps away.
It gives contemporary artists a unique platform to inspire discussions through their work about current issues and those that will shape the future. The GFAF presents three exhibitions per year, centered around a common theme, like ‘challenging conventional norms’ and ‘inspiring curiosity.’ This year’s exhibitions are up until September 24, 2023. Learn more about GFAF here.
These three stops are well worth a trip to discover work from both established and emerging artists, and you can easily hit them all up in one (packed!) day. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.