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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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  • Walked from City Center to museum. Very nice displays. Would love to have more time to try the lunch area. Nice gift shop.  more »
  • What a wonderful museum! There were multiple school groups touring while we were there, but it never felt crowded. The variety of exhibits, and the design of each level flowing into the next was fanta...  more »
  • great free museum with lots of great art. easy access through the free M trolley. Great view of downtown skyline at the park nearby.  more »
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  • You could spend all day there and not see everything! Wonderful museum, though $12 parking felt a bit high. Can’t complain with free admission though. There are a few exhibits you have to pay to see, but they really do mean free admission— there are great works from around the world throughout many time periods. I don’t consider myself art savvy but I still enjoyed it a lot.
  • I visited over 10 years ago and wow! The renovations are wonderful! I had a very nice time wandering around for almost 3 hours by myself. The way everything is separated is very nice. The food trucks across the street are a must try as well. The only price to pay is parking and it's well worth it for only 12 dollars. I'll be back again someday!
  • Give this place a miss if you're in Dallas unless you're really desperate. There are a few nice pieces in this museum but overall quite underwhelming. It has a huge building so you expect a collection commensurate with that size, but it's quite small. It's really not a first-rate art museum - you have to go hunting for pieces of value. Secondly, the staff are just awful. It's one thing to have one problematic staff member or someone having a bad day, but this was consistent throughout the museum. In most rooms staff would follow you around and stare at you like some sort of criminal, even getting in people's personal space while they were trying to enjoy the art. I wasn't the only patron who had this experience. And if they weren't doing that, they were having loud and inane conversations among themselves. It's sad that in a city with people as nice as Dallas that the staff of their museum are so repulsive.
  • We spent 4 hours here and didn't even realize it! We still have things to see too! The cafe is nice and target economical as well. All of the staff were helpful and kind. Can't wait to come back.
  • This was my first visit as I am not an "art guy", more into sciences. However, this visit was much better and different than I expected. The quantity and diversity of items is what makes this a perfect outing for all. I wound up "studying" a painting for over 15 minutes. What? Me? Was also fascinated with the roman/greek items on display and the painting of St. Catherine of Siena. Staff was helpful. Simply a wonderful afternoon. Highly recommend.

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Though the downtown area offers more high-end accommodations, the heaviest concentration of hotels in Dallas is in the northern part of the city. Staying in this area while on holiday allows you to choose from a range of affordable and comfortable lodgings just a short drive from the city's major attractions. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may find it more convenient to stay close to the airport or near the city's amusement parks. A budget-friendly alternative, the northern suburbs offer decent accommodations and plenty of shops and restaurants.
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