Dallas / Fort Worth Art Museums
These are the major art museums and non-profit art centers in the Metroplex. We have all types of art available, from ancient to contemporary. Many smaller museums and all the art centers are free! Typically the university galleries are somewhat difficult to find on campus. You might call and get driving and parking directions.
and Art Centers
Custom Art Tours
My friend and art historian Nancy Cohen Israel offers special tours of Dallas / Fort Worth Museums, Galleries and other cultural venues. She can also provide transportation for a group, if needed. Contact Nancy at at http://www.artalacarte.us, phone 214-616-5738.
Dallas Art Museums
The DMA, Nasher and Crow are across the street from each other. Park under the DMA and walk.
- Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood, 214-922-1200. Underground parking is available for a fee, nearby pay lots and on-street. Parking is free for members.
Hours: Tue - Sun 11-5, open late on Thursday until 9 p.m. Cost: now free.
Comments: A broad collection including contemporary art, sculpture, the Americas, ancient art and much more. The DMA has the largest contemporary art collection of any general museum in the U.S. You can easily spend an entire day here. There is live jazz on Thursday night (shown to the left), it's a swinging place! The DMA also has a large gift shop. The have a new site which is a SmartPhone tour,
www.dma.mobi. The site is useful anytime.
- Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora at Harwood, 214-979-6430. Parking in nearby pay lots or at the DMA.
Hours: Tue - Sun 10-5, open Thur until 9. Free!
Comments: The Crow's private collection of 300 pieces and the gallery space is excellent. Across from the DMA and Nasher.
- Museum of Geometric and Madi Art §
3109 Carlisle, 214-885-7802. Free parking.
Hours: Tue - Sat 11-5, Thur until 8, Sun 1-5. Cost:
Comments: New name for this unique art museum and gallery. The geometric abstract art has strong design and is very colorful. It's unique and quite interesting!
- Meadows Museum §
5900 Bishop, 214-768-2516. On the Southern Methodist University Campus. Visitor parking is nearby.
Hours: Tue - Sat 10-5, open Thursday until 8, Sun Noon - 5. Cost: $10.00, Free Thursday evening after 5 pm.
Comments: A major collection of 15th to 20th Century Spanish Art. Modern and contemporary art is often shown in a rotating gallery space. The 66,000 square feet building houses the largest Spanish art collection outside of Spain! There is also outdoor sculpture and other galleries on the SMU campus.
- Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street (across from the Dallas Museum of Art),
214-242-5100. Parking in nearby pay lots or at the DMA.
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 11 to 5. Cost: $10.
Comments: The building was designed by Renzo Piano with landscaping by Peter Walker. The Nasher is a world class facility with the best private collection of modern sculpture in the world. The collection rotates.
Dallas Art Centers
- Bath House Cultural Center § www.bathhousecultural.com
521 E. Lather,
214-670-8749. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6.
Comments: Small gallery showing local
artists, also a small theatre. Located on the shores of beautiful White
Rock Lake. Look for me running by!
- Dallas Contemporary § www.dallascontemporary.org
161 Glass Street, Dallas 75207; 214-821-2522. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-7.
Comments: Located just South of the Design District, it features rotating shows of regional and national contemporary art. It's a large and very cool space.
- Goss-Michael Foundation § www.gossmichaelfoundation.org
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas 75207; 214-696-0555. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-4.
Comments: Owned by singer George Michael and Kenny Goss, the space is located in Design District. They feature rotating shows of mostly British (YBA) contemporary art. It's a large and very cool space.
- McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney, 214-935-1212. Free
Hours: Wed - Sat 11-10, Sun 1-5. Cost: Free!
Comments: The MAC shows local and national contemporary art and it
also has two theaters. An easy drive from the museums, there are great places to eat and shop in the area as well. It's the best art space in town and the best for supporting local artists.
- Walking Tours of Dallas Public Art § www.dallasfoundation.org
- Office of Cultural Affairs § www.dallasculture.org/
- Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, 817-275-4600. Free parking on the street.
Hours: Sat & Sun 10-5. Free!
Comments: Has rotating shows of contemporary art, no permanent collection. The AMA is struggling for identity and money.
- Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington
502 W 2nd, 817-272-3143.
Parking in nearby lots.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat Noon-5. Free!
Comments: Located on the UTA campus near the bookstore, just off
Collins St. It's a good art department and has some interesting,
rotating shows of local contemporary art.
Fort Worth Art
The Amon Carter, Kimbell, Modern and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are next to each other and an easy walk. And all are tremendous! There is plenty of free parking in museum lots and on the streets.
Shown to the right: The Miro sculpture at the Kimbell looks on at the new Modern of Fort Worth.
- Amon Carter Museum § www.cartermuseum.org
3501 Camp Bowie Ave., 817-738-1933. Free parking.
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, open Thursday until 8, Sun noon-5. Free!
Comments: One of the best collections of 19th and early 20th American art in the country! Specializes in Remington and Russell, but has much more than Western Art. The best photography and works on paper collection in the region. Major expansion of the building by architect Philip Johnson.
- Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Ave.,
817-654-1034. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Tue - Thur, Sat 10-5, Fri noon-8, Sun, noon-5. Free, although special exhibits have a charge.
Comments: A top quality permanent collection and many traveling exhibits. The Kimball has mastered the blockbuster show that appeals to the masses. And most are very good. The architect is Louis I. Kahn, and it's one of his best!
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth § www.themodern.org
3200 Darnell Street (University
Drive and Camp Bowie Blvd.), 817-738-9215, toll-free 866-824-5566. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Tue - Sat 10-5, open to 8 p.m. Friday, Sun 11-5. $10.00, Wednesday and 1st Sunday is free.
Comments: Permanent collection of contemporary art plus rotating shows. Building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando has 53,000 square feet of gallery space, second only to MOMA. It's a must see!
- Sid Richardson Museum § www.sidrmuseum.org
309 Main Street (downtown), 817-332-6654. Parking downtown, free parking at night.
Hours: Mon - Thur 9 - 5, Sat 9 - 8, Sun noon - 5. Free!
Comments: Western art with works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The new gallery is really nice. Many great places to eat and things to do in downtown Cowtown!
- Fort Worth Community Arts Center § www.fwcac.com
1309 Montgomery, 817-738-1938. plenty of free parking.
Hours: Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-8, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5. Free!
Comments: In the former site of the Modern of Fort Worth, across from the Amon Carter. They exhibit local and regional contemporary art in the large space.
- UNT artspace FW § www.art.unt.edu
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-735-0205. Free parking.
Hours: Wed & Sat noon-5, Thur & Fri noon-7. Free!
Comments: This new venue is in the UNT Health Science Center, It's a good space ran by the University of North Texas.
In addition to the Dallas Cowboys, there are two art centers and two university galleries in Irving, just West of Dallas.
- Irving Arts Center § www.ci.irving.tx.us/arts/
3333 MacArthur, 972-256-4270. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Thur until 8, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Cost: Free!
Comments: Has rotating shows of mostly local art. Several great spaces and a large theater.
- Jaycee Center for the Arts § www.irvingart.org
2000 W. Airport Freeway (183
just East of Story Road), 972-721-2488. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Mon-Thur 12:30-4:30, Sun 1-4. Free!
Comments: Ran by the Irving Arts Association, it shows local art in two galleries. The quality varies.
- North Lake College
5001 N. Macarthur Blvd,
Building A, 972-273-3899. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Mon-Sat 8 am - 9 pm. Free!
A great gallery on the campus of North Lake, a little difficult to find on campus.
- University of Dallas Haggerty Gallery § www.udallas.edu
1845 East Northgate Drive,
972-721-5087. Plenty of free parking.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun Noon-5. Free!
On the campus of the University of Dallas. Look for the bell tower by the university center. The Art Village is behind the the university center in a great wooded location. The Haggerty Gallery is a great space and there are several small galleries in nearby buildings.
Plano & Frisco Art
- Artcentre of Plano
1039 E. 15th, 972-423-7809. Free parking in area.
Hours: Tue - Sat 10-6. Free!
Comments: Has rotating shows of local contemporary art. Located in old downtown Plano, the DART light rail goes here. There are antique and other interesting stores nearby.
- Texas Sculpture Garden
Hall Office Park, Gaylord Parkway at the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, Texas. 972-377-1100. Free parking.
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 - 5, Sat 9-noon. Cost: Free!
Comments: Craig Hall collects sculpture by Texas artists and installed it at this unique office complex. The outdoor area is open until dusk. Ikea, minor league baseball and other cool things in the hot Frisco area are nearby.