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Dallas, TX 75211
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Arts & Museums
This gallery, located in Oak Cliff, promotes both upcoming and known artists in the field of contemporary fine art. Set up in June 2004, by artist Steve Cruz, the gallery is a must visit for the art lover. Though it's open only on weekends, prior appointments can be fixed for other days. Past shows include 'The Miss Texas show', 'Welcome to Oak Cliff', 'Matchbox' and many more hits.
If you are interested in tribal, Asian, pre-Columbian and ancient artworks, the Joel Cooner Gallery is a must-see. The gallery is located just west of downtown, near I-35 and Oak Lawn Avenue in the design district. Specialties include masks, sculptures, textiles, currency, weapons and jewelry from China, Japan, Africa and Asia. The art's authenticity is guaranteed and the staff is happy to update clients on current research regarding purchases.
If you like high quality traditional and impressionistic art, be sure to check out Banks Fine Art, located in North Dallas. A wide variety of works are available — 19th and 20th century art, as well as works by current artists of local and national fame. Bob and Maloree Banks started the business in 1979. Bob Banks is a certified appraiser, and offers installation and curating services, as well as consultation and appraisal. They also commission artists to create original works of art. Clients include businesses, art galleries and individuals.
The Gerald Peters Gallery at Dallas is one of the three premium locations of this renowned gallery in America. Located near the Payne Street intersection at Dragon Street, the gallery has been a part of Texas for 21 years. Featuring historic photographs and sculptures, works of various artists are laid out over the spacious 11,000 square feet area. Home to over 30 artists, the variety that is on display here, is hard to miss. Apart from the regular working hours, the gallery can be visited by appointment on weekends.
While enjoying time in the Arts District, be sure to stop at the Craighead-Green Gallery. Founded in 1992 by Kenneth Craighead and Steven Green, the gallery is known for displaying quality art in a variety of media by both established artists and emerging talent. If you visit in the summer, you may be able to view the independently juried group show, 'New Texas Talent'.
Spread over 11,000 square feet, the stylish Samuel Lynne Galleries promotes contemporary artists. Samuel Lynne Galleries has 4 art galleries as well as a classy wine bar and an intimate 30-seat theater. Besides paintings, also expect some unusual 3 dimensional oil artworks, sculptures and mixed media. The gallery can be rented for charity galas, fashion shows, corporate events and private parties.
Whether you are looking for work by established contemporary artists or for experimental exhibitions by emerging artists, you can find it at the Conduit Gallery. The main gallery is devoted to 22 of today's artistic luminaries. The annex has shown work by Denton's Good/Bad Art Cooperative, as well as Rod Northcutt and Haley Bates. Established in Deep Ellum in 1984, the gallery is located on the second floor of a renovated warehouse overlooking shops and restaurants.
This is a permanent exhibition of the tragic events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza opened in 1989 and is located in the Texas School Book Depository building, the site from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the President. Displays include a moving overview of the time period, and the life and accomplishments of the 35th President of the United States. Enlarged police photographs, news footage, and audio tools allow visitors to learn about the tragic events of November 22, 1963.
The Old Red Courthouse is an outstanding feature of the Dallas County Historic Plaza. It was built in 1892 in Romanesque Revival style. It is constructed of rough-cut, Pecos Red Sandstone and trimmed in Arkansas blue granite. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a City of Dallas Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Four prior courthouses have graced the same location. The Old Red Courthouse contains the Old Red Museum.
A wide variety of artifacts at this museum remind us of the tragedy which we must never forget. Among the graphic reminders on display is an actual boxcar that was used to transport victims to their death. Rotating exhibits from all over the world stop here on a regular basis. Call ahead to learn about the special current and upcoming displays. Tours led by a Holocaust survivor can be arranged by appointment.
This museum, funded by the Perot family, explores both modern technology and natural history, from technical innovations at Texas Instruments to prehistoric Texan wildlife. Permanent exhibits include the Being Human Hall, the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, the Tom Hunt Energy Hall and the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall. The museum also includes a theater which features a rotating schedule of 3D documentaries. See their website for a list of theater show times and temporary exhibits. Be sure to stop and look at the Malawisaurus skeleton gracing the museum lobby.
While shopping the gallery district in Dallas, be sure to stop at Roughton Gallery and indulge your passion for fine 19th and 20th century paintings. Located just north of downtown Dallas, Roughton Gallery offers a wide selection of quality paintings including the works of Louis Aston Knight and Hovsep Pushman. The gallery was founded more than 60 years ago and has a satellite showroom in Los Angeles. Other services include appraisals, framing and installation.