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Museum of Art - Dallas, Texas

Museum of Art - Dallas, Texas

dallas museum of art building entrance

With roots in the Dallas art community dating back to the early 1900s, the Dallas Museum of Art is a staple in the downtown Dallas Arts District and is among other creative hubs notable for their architectural design and contribution to the areas art culture such as the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Winspear Opera House, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

buildings and sculpture in dallas arts district

The Museum is made up of historical collections from Ancient South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S, as well as works of contemporary art. The featured exhibits are just as varied with galleries dedicated to Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail, featuring barware from before, after and during prohibition. Another beautiful exhibit is Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers, showcasing a series of mural portraits with the same title by artist Edward Steichen from 1911 and The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery that is made up of pottery, tapestries, and manuscripts from Ancient Islam. 

blue and white pottery from art of islam exhibit at dallas museum of art
bowls and vessels from art of islam exhibit at dallas museum of art

The museum is even along the route of the free McKinney Avenue Trolley,  the cars of which also date back to the early 1900s and were all collected from different countries around the world making it quite a trip through history if you hop aboard to make your way there.

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