Spend the Day at a Nearby Art Museum in Dallas

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Dallas is home to several art museums that feature some of the world’s greatest artists.

They take a few hours to fully explore, and those not to be missed include:

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary engages audiences by presenting challenging ideas from worldwide artists. Established in 1978, it’s a non-collecting museum that offers an array of changing exhibits including Ian Davenport. It’s on view through March 17, 2019, and it showcases the colorful drip paintings of Ian Davenport. He lives in London, and his work creates multi-layered sets of information for his viewers to absorb, process, and consider.

Dallas Museum of Art

Founded in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art is renowned for its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. It’s one of the largest art museums in the United States, and visitors see a collection that features over 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of human creativity. Highlights include pinwheels, abstract paintings, and feather beads.

General admission to the museum is always free, and visitors can also attend exciting events such as Art & Letters Live and Second Thursdays with a Twist.

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center opened in 2003, and its mission is to be an international focal point for the study, installation, and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. Many of the pieces on display belonged to Raymond and Patty Nasher who first became interested in pre-Columbian art during a vacation to Mexico in the 1950s. Thirty years later, their collection grew at an accelerating pace, and the exhibits also feature works on loan from other museums. The friendly staff enjoys answering questions, and artists include Picasso, Calder, and Rodin.

These are just a few of the cultural attractions near The Lofts at Mockingbird Station. If you are thinking about calling our community home, please contact us to arrange a tour. Our leasing agents would love to show you around.

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