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January 30, 2007
From journal Doing The Big D
, Virginia, Turkey
October 11, 2003
We started our tour at Level 4, Arts of the Americas. The exhibit of arts of the Americas was one of my favorites. Two of the temporary exhibits were on Mayan textiles: "On the Way to Chichicastenango: Maya Textiles from Guatemala" and "Maya Textiles from Guatemala: Highlights of the Nasher Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art." We were taken by the beauty of the woven textiles. The exhibits on the pre-Columbus era were not only art pieces, but also historical artifacts. Aztecs, Incas, and the Sican (from Peru) produced astonishingly beautiful decorative pieces made from silver, gold, and other materials.
Other memorable exhibitions for me were Asia, Pacific, and Africa. The pieces from Asia were quite diverse. Some belonged to Gandharan Buddhist art of the 2nd to 4th centuries A.D., some to the Mughal Empire in India from the 15th to 19th centuries A.D., some from China, some from Japan, and some from the Near East (Arabia, Persia, a few Ottoman pieces). The African collection, we learned, focused on the sub-Saharan regions. (However, the temperature of the rooms housing these exhibits, especially ones that have wood pieces, was quite cold for me. Take a jacket.) The exhibits on Ancient Mediterranean included Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Egyptian pieces. The piece called "Orpheus taming wild animals" was an Eastern Roman Empire piece and was taken from Gaziantep, Turkey. Although I enjoy watching ancient artifacts, I have a suspicion that this piece might have been an unauthorized piece.
The Dallas Museum of Art also had exhibits on European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art, and Design and Decorative Arts. The admission is free for students with ID, $6 for adults, and $4 for senior citizens and children over 11. On the first Tuesday of each month, and Thursday evenings from 5 to 9pm, the admission is free for all. There are free guided tours of the museum on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
From journal Dallas: Searching for J.R.
June 23, 2003
European Painting and Sculpture
American Painting and Sculpture
Contemporary Art and Design
SOME OF THE FASCINATING EXHIBITS:
Church’s "The Icebergs"
Oldenberg’s "Stake Hitch"
Sculptures of Roden and Henry Moore
And Many, Many More
HOURS AND ADMISSION:
Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Children: 12 years and older and Senior Citizens: $4
Members, Children with school ID, Children under 12 years: FREE
First Tuesday of each month and every Thursday evening from 5 to 9pm: FREE
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:
If you’re in the mood to do a little shopping, don’t forget to take advantage of their Museum Store. They are open the same operating hours as the museum. If you prefer, you can shop at their store online.
For more information on the Dallas Museum of Art, please visit their website.
I can’t even begin to tell you how fascinated we were with the Dallas Museum of Art. It is an art lover’s dream comes true!! What impressed us the most was the many "collections" they had on display. We could have stayed here for hours and still not have seen all of their artifacts. We highly recommend the Dallas Museum of Art for people who truly appreciate the true exquisiteness of art.
Please note: Enclosed pictures are from Dallas Museum of Art's website.
From journal Dallas' Charismatic Personality
December 5, 2000
From journal A Family Experience in Dallas