Where The Locals Explore: DFW Museum Guide, Issue 1: Dallas Museums

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to over 50 museums. Whether your interests lie in art, culture, history, exhibitions, rare collections, or niche offerings, DFW has a plethora of options to choose from.

Below is Issue 1 of our upcoming Spring 2017 Museum Guide - complete with descriptions, information on current exhibits, and anything else you might want to know. We hope you take advantage the incredible museums the Metroplex has to offer while you’re in town!

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Website: https://www.perotmuseum.org/

The Perot is one of Dallas’s best-known attractions and draws thousands of visitors yearly. This nature and science museum lets you explore the depths of the world through its interactive exhibits and programs. There are 11 permanent exhibit hallsranging from Texas Instruments Engineering & Innovation Hall to the T. Boone Pickens Life Then & Now Hall. Find information on the current rotating exhibitions at the Perot Museum Website.

Dallas Museum of Art

Website: https://www.dma.org/

The Dallas Museum of Art is located in downtown Dallas. The museum offers free admission to general exhibits and features a world-renowned collection of art, including local Texas art. Special exhibits rotate throughout the year as featured on The DMA’s website.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Website: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

Also located in the heart of downtown Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center treats its visitors to a vast array of modern and contemporary sculptures. With pieces by Picasso, Matisse, & Giacometti, as well as contemporary artist and rotating exhibits, the center offers something for everyone’s taste.

The Samurai Collection

Website: http://samuraicollection.org/mac/index_web.html

The Samurai Collection is located in the Saint Ann Building in downtown Dallas. The collection features nearly 1,000 pieces of samurai armor. This masterpiece is one of the largest and most complete in the world, being the only collection outside of Japan to focus on samurai armor. Their website features information on the latest and upcoming exhibitions.

African American Museum of Dallas

Website: http://www.aamdallas.org/

Located just east of downtown Dallas in Fair Park, the African American Museum of Dallas features a large array of African American art, as well as permanent and rotating exhibitions. The art collections include works from the 1800’s to present, as well as a rich collection of sculptures, masks, and textiles. See the museum’s website for a list of current exhibits.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Website: http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers the traveling aviation enthusiast the opportunity to get a hands-on look at historic military aircraft. This collection is one of the largest in the world with planes spanning from World War I to the Vietnam War. The museum is located in Addison, Texas, a quick trip north from Dallas.

Museum of Biblical Art

Website: http://www.biblicalarts.org/

The Museum of Biblical Art and accompanying Via Dolorosa Sculpture Garden boast a wide variety of historical artwork. From paintings to sculptures to rare books and lithographs, the museum offers both permanent and rotating exhibits.  

Dallas Heritage Village

Website: http://dallasheritagevillage.blueervay.com/

The Dallas Heritage Village allows its visitors to step back in time to experience the largest collection of pioneer and Victorian homes in Texas. As you make your way through the tree-lined grounds, you’ll get to see what life was like over 100 years ago in our own state of Texas. The village opens on February 1 of 2017 and is located a few minutes south of Dallas.

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11 Jan 2017

By Matt Zeiser