3615 Grandview Drive 500 N. I-27, Plainview, TX, US, 79072
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Arts & Museums
No no, this is not another humdrum gallery with common artworks and dull exhibits! And you will know this as soon as you step in. The vibrant art space has the most extraordinary displays and exhibitions. Some of the past exhibitions have had futuristic themes like portable sculpture, needlecraft and collaged numbers. All the exhibitions are temporary and each beats the last one in terms of ground-breaking presentation! Do call in advance to fix up your appointment.
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.
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.
The Nasher Sculpture Center on Flora Street is a significant landmark in Dallas. The gallery, designed by Renzo Plano, displays works by Rodin and Picasso. This monumental structure with glass ceilings is bordered by a beautiful garden. The works are just as striking as the building itself. Rodin's Eve is an excellent example of how a simple subject can be sculpted beautifully. Picasso's elegant sculpture, Fleurs dans un vase, uses a mix of materials and will mesmerize you.
Children love doll houses, antique toys, dioramas and miniature street scenes. You will find all of that and more here in stunning detail. The epitome of small scale is found at the American Museum of the Miniature Arts. This museum is a fabulous find for those intrigued by tiny figurines. This collection holds as much fascination for children and historians as it does for collectors. Exhibits range from a 1690 English country house to a 1960 bachelor's pad. The museum is expanding and has recently moved into a larger, permanent location in the West End. Admission is free.
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.
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.
This is a permanent exhibition of the tragic events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The museum was 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.
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.
The historic Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park features lush, manicured gardens and a recreated Victorian-era town. Nestled near downtown, the expansive park is accentuated with beautiful homes and establishments. Volunteers demonstrate weaving, cooking and welding among other activities from that time period to those looking for an insight into Texan history. The site is an official history museum and is affiliated with The Dallas County Heritage Society. The society plays host to several events throughout the year; the annual Candlelight Country Fair and Old Fashioned Fourth of July draw major crowds.
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 is a city rich in history and it is a town that has not forgotten that vivid tradition. Every Saturday Old City Park will examine a different aspect of Dallas' history with crafts, music and demonstrations, where each month will have a different theme."Historic Village", situated on 13 lush acres in Old City Park lets guests find out how folk in early Dallas and Texas lived at the turn-of-the century.