The Dallas Museum of Art, situated in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, was established in 1903 as the Dallas Art Association. The Association’s collection was initially exhibited in the Dallas Public Library and was later shifted to the Free Public Art Gallery of Dallas, Fair Park in 1909. It was in 1984 that the Museum was relocated to its current location and was given its current name. Located along the Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Harwood and St. Paul, the Dallas Museum of Art holds a number of impressive collections such as the $38 million Wendy and Emery Reves Collection,$20 million Hamon Building collection, and over 400 pieces of Nubian and Egyptian art.
The most impressive exhibit at the Museum is an ornate, 15,000 sq-ft (1393.5 square meters) replica of the Reveses’ Villa La Paula home in Italy, where the original works were initially displayed. This exhibit features the entire Reves Collection that comprises of sculptures, paintings, and works from early modernist, post-impressionist, and leading impressionist artists, such as Degas, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Cezanne, etc. A part of the Reves wing is dedicated to decorative arts and features Oriental and European carpets; Chinese Export Porcelain; European Furniture; rare books; antique European glass; and iron, bronze, and silver work. The memorabilia of the Reveses’ friendship with Winston Churchill are also displayed in this wing. The major cultural attractions located nearby include the Arts District Theater, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Ad-Libs Improvisational Comedy Theater, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. The Dallas Museum of Art is a great place to visit for those interested in art and history.
- Address: 1717 N Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201
- Telephone: (214) 954-0234
- Hours: Tues & Weds, 11 AM – 5 PM; Thurs, 11 AM – 9 PM; Fri – Sun, 11 AM – 5 PM; Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
- Website: www.dallasmuseumofart.org