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Best Of The Dallas Arts District

January 9, 2011 3:47 PM

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(credit: dallassymphony.com)

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Located in the heart of downtown, the Dallas Arts District features 19 blocks of the world’s finest visual and performing arts. The area includes more than 12 cultural centers focused on delivering high-class exhibits, more than 18 restaurants and eateries, and a collection of free-standing works of public art. The buildings in the district are even works of art themselves, developed by world-class designers like I.M. Pei, Norman Foster and Edward Larrabee Barnes. The Dallas Arts District is the perfect place to spend an evening, or several evenings, out on the town.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

2301 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-670-4334
www.dallassymphony.com

June 1 – August 22
Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm (until 9:00pm on performance nights)
Closed Sunday

August 23 – May 31
Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm (closed when there is no performance)

Ticket prices will vary by performance

Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerson was built in 1989 and designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson. The building’s concert hall was constructed to establish intimacy between the performer on stage and those sitting in the audience. Through the years, the venue has become a premier location for some of the world’s finest soloists and conductors. More than 325 concerts, 25 banquets, 200 film and photo shoots and 800 hours of rehearsal are held at the Meyerson each year.

AT&T Performing Arts Center: Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-880-0202
www.dallasperformingarts.org

Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Box office also open on performance days, two hours before curtain and one hour after

Ticket prices will vary by performance

This 2,200-seat concert hall is just one part of the multi-venue AT&T Performing Arts Center, connected to other theaters by a 10-acre urban park in the Dallas Arts District. The collection of venues rivals New York City’s Lincoln Center as the nation’s finest place for performing arts. The Winspear Opera House features a modern interpretation of classic horseshoe seating. From music and dance to theater and lectures, the venue hosts more than 500 performances and events each year.

AT&T Performing Arts Center: Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

2403 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-880-0202
www.dallasperformingarts.org

Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Box office also open on performance days, two hours before curtain and one hour after

Ticket prices will vary by performance

This 600-seat theater is just one part of the mutli-venue AT&T Performing Arts Center, connected to other theaters by a 10-acre urban park in the Dallas Arts District. The collection of venues rivals New York City’s Lincoln Center as the nation’s finest place for performing arts. The Wyly Theatre is the world’s only vertical theater, utilizing mechanized seating towers to create stage configurations from proscenium to flat floor. This gives the theater the flexibility to host both classical and experimental stage performances, concerts, lectures and a wide variety of other events. And with three glass walls, the audience also has a scenic view of the Dallas skyline.

Dallas Museum Of Art

1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-922-1200
www.dm-art.org

Tuesday-Wednesday 11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Late Night Fridays: third Friday of every month, except December, museum open until 12:00am
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (age 65 and over): $7.00
Military: $7.00
Students: $5.00
Kids (age 12 and under): Free
First Tuesday Of Every Month: Free

The Dallas Museum of Art features more than 23,000 items spanning 5,000 years of creativity. It is the only place in North Texas to find works from all cultures across all time periods. Founded in 1903, the museum is seen by more than 600,000 visitors each year and ranks among the leading art instituions in the country. The museum has become known nationally for its pieces from ancient Americas, Africa, Indonesia, South Asia and beyond. Locally, visitors can enjoy two on-site restaurants and live music on Thursday nights.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-242-5100
www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Closed Mondays, Independence Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (age 65 and over): $7.00
Military: $7.00
Students: $5.00
Kids (age 12 and under): Free
First Saturday Of Every Month: Free

With more than 300 works of art from the late 19th Century to present day, the Nasher Sculpture Center is considered one of the world’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary pieces, and is the world’s first museum dedicated to such works. Among the pieces on display are mini-retrospectives of artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and David Smith. In addition to the intimate indoor pieces, a sculpture garden features monumental outdoor works and a café by Wolfgang Puck. Join the museum on Saturday nights for live music.

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection Of Asian Art

2010 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-979-6430
www.crowcollection.com

Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
Closed Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Free Admission

With popular restaurants below and corporate offices above, the Crow Collection of Asian Art is a place of peace, beauty and spirituality located in the heart of a bustling building, in one of the nation’s largest cities. The museum is divided into four distinct sections. The first features at scrolls, screens and ceramics from Japan. The second looks at jade treasures and pieces from imperial China. The third section highlights the art of India, Southeast Asia, Tibet and Nepal. The fourth ever-changing section celebrates the future of art in Asia. And best of all, visitors can explore this museum for free.

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