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Best Free Museums in Dallas

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Dallas Museum Of Art

As the cornerstone of the Arts District, the Dallas Museum Of Art holds a renowned collection of timeless exhibits. Permanent displays include ancient Mediterranean art, contemporary art, European paintings and more. A multitude of temporary exhibitions take you on a thought-provoking journey. Previous displays have included everything from Degas to Picasso, the works of David Weisner, and a myriad contemporary artists. Today the establishment is a highly-ranked American institution that lives up to its mission of showcasing human creativity and educating the community.

Dallas, TX, United States
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The Crow Collection of Asian Art

This fine collection of Asian art includes more than 300 paintings, sculptures and architectural items that were collected by real estate developer Trammell Crow and his wife over 30 years. Highlights include a 120-item exhibit from the Crows' 1,200 piece Chinese jade collection, the world's second-largest impeccable crystal ball (19th century Japanese), plus several Japanese paintings and antique Indian stone statues. Although some objects date from 3500 B.C, most are less than 400 years old. Adjacent to the museum you will find the Trammel Crow Center with its shaded sculpture garden. Admission to the museum is free.

Dallas, TX, United States
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Dallas Contemporary

Come and enjoy the talented works of contemporary artists at this flourishing urban art venue located east of downtown Dallas in the Wilson Historic District. This local gallery has earned a place in the Dallas Art District as an emerging collection who proudly spotlights up-and-coming Texas talent. The exciting and fascinating exhibitions are the gallery's main attraction that features more than 20 theme-based exhibits, solo artist masterpieces, member artists showcase and a unique garden sculpture display. When visiting this gallery, be sure to experience local art at its best by expanding your creative artistic ability with its infamous educational art programs.

Dallas, TX, United States
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The Goss Michael Foundation

Named after owner Kenny Goss, the Goss Michael Foundation showcases contemporary works of art by renowned and budding artists. Exhibitions include, L'Appartement, First Ladies, and "eventhoughwevebeenburnedbyitletsstillbelieveinlove", and artists, such as, Huger Foote, Piot Brehmer, Junior Toscanelli, and Leo de Goede have displayed their work here. If you have it in you, go get your 15 minutes of fame as an artist. Or simply come by to admire the masterpieces by creative talents.

Dallas, TX, United States
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African American Museum

This beautiful ivory-stone building is the home of wonderful exhibits of African American culture, art and history. With one of the largest African-American folk art collections available, this is a must-see. The museum began as part of the Bishop College Library, but ultimately branched out and became autonomous. You will find it located in Fair Park across from the Music Hall. African American Museum has sponsored the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo at the neighboring Fair Park Coliseum as one of its primary annual fundraisers.

Dallas, TX, United States
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