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Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

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Dallas Museum of Art is a major art museum with over 24,000 objects dating back from over 5,000 years ago up to the present day. Established in 1903, the museum famously houses art from all around the world. Some of the highlights of the museum’s collection are its large ancient Mediterranean collection and European Renaissance pieces, such as Francesco Bacchiacca's "Madonna and Child." When visiting, make sure to take a closer look at the outside of the museum, which earned its chief architect a gold medal from the American Institute of Architects in 2007. Use our Dallas travel planner to add Dallas Museum of Art and other attractions to your Dallas vacation plans.
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  • There is so much to look at and it's absolutely FREE! If you love history and art this is a great place to enjoy both☺  more »
  • I was lucky enough to be in a meeting at a building next door to DMA and stopped in at lunch time. I was extremely impressed with the collection and impressed that there was no charge. Definitely wort...  more »
  • Visited recently with no expectations but blown away with depth of collection. All the masters represented in beautiful architectural space. Some amazing private residential rooms built in situ with o...  more »
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  • This is a gorgeous art museum! It is very clean and organized. They have 4 floors with very different styles of art. The art is explained and displayed extremely well.The gift shop has items .25 and up. The Cafe has very good food,I bought a cup of chicken and vegetable soup and it was one of the best soups I have ever tasted. Overall this is one of the best Art museums I have been too and I will definitely be coming again.
  • This museum is a wonderful experience. First of all, it's free and that's awesome! There's a cafe on the inside and the outside. The one outside is okay. We ate at that one. The only annoying thing is that there are areas that are restricted because it's for members only. I love the variety and diversity of collections they have. I also like the layout of the museum. It's not overwhelming and you can't get lost once you understand the layout.
  • It's great that it's free. The museum is large and has lots of exhibits but it lacks collections. The ancient art sections did not really have a lot of pieces. Many areas were empty and it was quick to see. Hopefully they will be able to add to the collections in the future.
  • What a wonderful visit! We went for the Mexico exhibit, and were blown away. Not only was that exhibit wonderfully curated, but the other feature exhibits and permanent exhibits were amazing. The helpers within the exhibits were great and had extra tidbits to add. The entire arts district was wonderful. If they say there is a long wait, believe it and buy your tickets ahead of time. But even without tickets the free areas of the museum were great.
  • loved the art. very clean appearance inside and out. decent categorization of pieces. especially in the exhibit. staff are extremely rude and standoffish in basically all situations. location is good, food trucks nearby are good, parking isn't horrible because there are elevators everywhere. the staff are just overbearing and awful, and that just ruined it for me. also, could probably use a little more seating.

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