Dallas Arts District Tour
Art, architecture, parks, & more, on this elegant tour of the Dallas Arts District.
The Dallas Arts District, a rare jewel that is the centerpiece of our cultural life, is the largest urban Arts District in the United States and home to some of the finest Pritzker award-winning architecture in the world!
Learn about the AT&T Performing Arts Center, where audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and are entertained by the finest dance companies from across the globe. Tour the stunning, state-of-the-art Winspear Opera House, recognized as America’s finest opera house. Visit the Wyly Theatre, home of the Dallas Theatre Center, one of the most versatile theatrical performing spaces in the world, designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus Rem Koolhaas.
The Dallas Museum of Art’s global collection contains over 24,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The collection includes one of the most important museum holdings of modern art in the U.S., as well as holdings of the arts of the ancient Americas, and European painting, sculpture and decorative arts.
Step inside the cool marble interior of the Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony. Enjoy the architecture of the world-renowned concert hall to learn about its legendary sound and famous Pritzker Prize winning architect, I.M. Pei.
Tour the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe to see its exquisite European stained-glass windows. The city’s oldest Catholic parish, this High Victorian Gothic cathedral was built in 1902 by Galveston’s great 19th century architect, Nicholas Clayton. The Cathedral is the second busiest Catholic cathedral in the nation.
Learn about the historic Belo Mansion, former antebellum style home of Horatio Belo; founder of the Dallas Morning News. The Belo Mansion was leased to the funeral home operators Loudermilk and Sparkman and later gained notoriety when the bullet-riddled body of Clyde Barrow (of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde) was presented for public viewing in the front parlor.
Visit the Texas Sculpture Walk. Contemporary sculpture and art are integral design components of Hall Arts. Extending beyond traditional museum walls and outside into everyday life, these impactful works of art are a source of inspiration for building tenants and guests, as well as art patrons and visitors to the Arts District.
The Crow Museum of Asian Art celebrates the arts and cultures of Asia – from ancient eras to contemporary times – through a variety of permanent and traveling exhibitions that showcase the arts of a multitude of countries. With an array of beautiful galleries, the Museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection.
Learn about the Nasher Sculpture Center, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, featuring masterpieces by Giacometti, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Rodin, among others. The museum was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker, to seamlessly integrate the indoor galleries with the outdoor garden spaces.
The Moody Performance Hall, home to the Dallas Ballet, hosts a broad range of events by emerging and mid-sized cultural organizations. Performances represent all artistic disciplines and reflect the cultural diversity of organizations within Dallas.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts was the first African American high school in Dallas. Today the school is a magnet high school dedicated to educating gifted potential performers and artists, and is nationally acclaimed as a prototype for magnet schools throughout the country.