Since 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art has been showing some of the finest art in the world. The collections contain sculpture, painting, and other media from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Both ancient and contemporary styles are included.
Frequent hosting of traveling exhibitions keeps fresh art coming in. Past exhibits have shown work from Van Gogh, Tiffany, and Delacroix, and collections of objects as varied as Mayan textiles and American quilts.
Restaurants, Classes, Jazz Nights, Film Festivals:
Two restaurants offer fine dining in the museum. The Atrium Cafe serves lighter fare with a kid-friendly menu for lunch and Thursday night jazz. Seventeen Seventeen serves a full menu of chef-inspired culinary creations for lunch.
The DMA has classes for all ages, Family Fun Nights, Jazz Under the Stars, and many, many more ongoing activities. Memberships of varying levels provide free admission to the museum (normally $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students) and discounts for classes, among other benefits.
Getting to the museum is easy. Located at 1717 N. Harwood in Dallas, the museum can be seen from Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Parking is $5 (cash only) in the museum garage located between St. Paul and Harwood on Woodall Rodgers Freeway; free for members.
The Dallas Museum of Art lists events, current and upcoming exhibitions, and classes on their web site.