July 15, 2001
The Trammell Crow Center/Building is a large office building in downtown Dallas, built, named after, and owned by developer Trammell Crow. I left the exploring of the inside of the building to the hundreds of workers (after all, I am on vacation). The grounds outside and the permanent Asian exhibit are the real attractions.
There are about 30 bronze sculptures around the building and grounds that comprise the "Trammell Crow Bronze Collection." While walking through the grounds you can enjoy soothing music being played through inconspicuous speakers hidden throughout the grounds. The collection has mostly traditional/classical pieces. In the front of the building facing Harwood Street, is a huge (larger than life) sculpture of a horse.
On the lower level entrance facing Flora Street, there is a permanent indoor exhibit of "The Crow Collection of Asian Art." It is an exhibit that showcases various selections from the Crow family art and antiqities collection from China, Japan, India, and other Asian countries. Currently on exhibit (until May 2002) is "Man, Animals and Nature in Asian Religions." The exhibit is closed on Mondays, but you can visit the grounds around the building anytime.
On the sidewalk on the rear corner of the grounds at the corner of Flora and Olive streets, is a another neat sculpture owned by Trammell Crow that was created by J. Seward Johnson. It is called "The Right Light," and it is an image of an artist (a painter) working on a painting on an easel, with an artist's kit with brushes and tubes of paint on the ground next to him.
The Trammell Crow Center is located at 2010 Flora Street in downtown Dallas at the corner of Harwood and Flora Streets. Their phone number is 214-979-6430. It is adjacent to the Arts District, and close to the Dallas Museum of Art, Pioneer Plaza, Farmers Market, and other downtown sights. If you are already downtown and have some time, The Trammell Crow Center is worth a look, but I wouldn't make a trip downtown just to see it.
From journal Things to see in Dallas