DFW Museum Exhibits

Find out what museum exhibits are at Dallas Fort Worth museums right now. Museums are a great educational experience for the kids. Have some fun and check out these exhibits at DFW Museums.

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Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 05/19/2019

Cost: Free

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Drawn from the DMA’s collection, this exhibition showcases fine examples of garments and ornamental hangings. The works on view come from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan with some objects featuring colored ink paintings on textile backgrounds.

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Balenciaga in Black

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 01/06/2019

Ages: All ages.

Location Name: Kimbell Art Museum

Location Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 Click for Google Map

Description: Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) is often called “the couturier’s couturier”—the fashion designer revered by all other fashion designers. From his first runway collection, in 1937, through the closure of his Paris salon, in 1968, Balenciaga’s clients were among the most influential trendsetters of the day. This autumn, the Kimbell Art Museum will partner with the Palais Galliera, the distinguished fashion museum of the city of Paris, to present Balenciaga in Black, an exhibition of more than one hundred pieces from the collections of the Galliera and the archives of the Maison Balenciaga.

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Carroll Harris Simms: National Black Art Competition & Exhibition

This event occurs Daily from 04/06/2019 to 08/03/2019

Location Name: African-American Museum

Location Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1005 Click for Google Map

Description: This exhibition program was originally named the Biennial Southwest Black Art Competition and Exhibition. It was established in 1976 at the African American Museum. The purpose of this exhibition program is to expand the Museum�s distinguished fine art collection and to provide black artists a venue to display their work. In 1999, the African American Museum Board of Trustees renamed the Biennial Southwest Black Art Competition and Exhibition the Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition and Exhibition. The competition and exhibition attract artists nationally of African American descent.

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Facing The Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery

This event occurs Daily

Location Name: African-American Museum

Location Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1005 Click for Google Map

Description: Facing The Rising Sun presents the remnants of a once thriving North Dallas Community. Facing the Rising Sun contains photographs, found objects, and historical documents that provide an insight into a community called Freedman’s Town and later known as short North Dallas and now known as Uptown. Interactive video kiosks allow visitors to see and hear from the people who knew Freedman’s Town first-hand.

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Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete

This event occurs Daily

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 01:00:00 AM

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Crow Collection of Asian Art

Location Address: 2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy a look at the museum’s new, pedestrian-friendly entrance, lobby and street-level galleries and a stunning Japanese exhibition. Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete showcases the Crow Collection’s most spectacular acquisition to date – a suit of Samurai armor from the Edo period (1603-1868).

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From Düsseldorf to Dallas: Postwar German Art in the DMA Collection

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 02/17/2019

Cost: Free

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Concurrent with Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, the DMA will present a special installation of works by German artists in the Museum’s collection to contextualize Förg’s practice.

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Goya in Black and White

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 01/06/2019

Ages: All ages.

Location Name: Kimbell Art Museum

Location Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 Click for Google Map

Description: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is among the best-known figures in the history of Spanish art and renowned as one of the greatest painters of all time. He is also revered as one of history’s greatest draftsmen and printmakers. This exhibition will showcase more than seventy-five of his paramount works on paper from the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Goya in Black and White will explore the evolution of the artist’s graphic work in all media. The importance of black and white will be shown throughout the exhibition—not only literally, in black ink on white paper, but also figuratively, as in the oppositions of night and day, the balance between menacing shadow and hopeful light, that pervade the artist’s imagination. In the Kimbell’s exhibition, Goya’s principal series and best-known compositions, including the Caprichos series, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Disasters of War, Disparates, and Tauromaquia, will be represented in detail, some works in multiple impressions, to show the creative evolution of the artistic process of a genius.

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Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 01/06/2019

Location Name: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Location Address: 1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map

Description: Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. Designed to be the first of its kind, the exhibition gives kids, along with intrigued adults, an opportunity to: Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, wounds and other objects that act as hand and foot holds. Here visitors discover more about features such as pimples, blisters, pores, bruises and scabs as they relate to the epidermis. Stop by the Toot Toot exhibit to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas. Play surgery and attempt to remove organ parts from a body without touching the sides of the patient. And so much more!

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Houston & Texas Central Railroad Exhibit

This event occurs the Fourth Saturday of each Month

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot)

Location Address: 100 E. Main Street, Allen 75002

Description: HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGES HISTORY OF THE ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD.

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Houston & Texas Central Railroad Exhibit

This event occurs the Second Saturday of each Month

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot)

Location Address: 100 E. Main Street, Allen 75002

Description: HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGES HISTORY OF THE ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD.

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Houston & Texas Central Railroad Exhibit

This event occurs the Second Sunday of each Month

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 03:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot)

Location Address: 100 E. Main Street, Allen 75002

Description: HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGES HISTORY OF THE ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD.

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Houston & Texas Central Railroad Exhibit

This event occurs the Fourth Sunday of each Month

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 03:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot)

Location Address: 100 E. Main Street, Allen 75002

Description: HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGES HISTORY OF THE ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD.

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Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 02/24/2019

Cost: Free

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas TX 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was recognized as a gifted artist during her life, but her efforts were overshadowed by those of her famous older sister, Georgia. Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow brings to light rediscovered works by Ida O’Keeffe that reveal she crafted an artistic identity that was distinct, in style and subject matter, from that of her celebrated sibling. This DMA-organized exhibition, the first venue of a national tour, will showcase for the first time approximately 50 works including paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings.

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Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 06/23/2019

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Crow Collection of Asian Art

Location Address: 2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Drawn from the museum’s outstanding collection of later-period Chinese jade objects, this exhibition will focus on carved jade representations of mountain landscapes and forms from nature. For both sculptor and viewer, landscape imagery illustrates an understanding of the inseparability of oneself from the surrounding world, where the journey through the mountains is symbolic to the path to an immortal realm.

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JACOB HASHIMOTO Clouds and Chaos

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 04/07/2019

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Crow Collection of Asian Art

Location Address: 2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: This exhibition’s central work, which literally means clouds — explores these formal traditions and looks at how clouds can function as divisions of space while still serving as the apotheosis of ethereal formlessness. Like clouds of our digital age, Hashimoto’s sculpture shows how there is much to be found in both the intricate detail of minute components and the large-scale meanings that can result from their accumulation..

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Modernity and the City

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 04/07/2019

Cost: Free

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: This exhibition brings together prints and drawings by European artists, such as Fernand Léger, Kazimir Malevich, Lyonel Feininger, and El Lissitzy, who captured the impact of industrialization on urban life in the early 20th century. Subjects such as power lines, neon signs, and factories became emblems of the speed and dynamism associated with modern life. Working in a variety of innovative styles that range from representational to abstract, these artists underscored the modernity of their subjects by adopting unique artistic philosophies.

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Norman Rockwell and the Art of Scouting

This event occurs Daily

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 01:00:00 AM

Cost: $8/Adults; $6/Children 4-12 yrs

Location Name: National Scouting Museum

Location Address: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75038-3085 Click for Google Map

Description: The National Scouting Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of original Norman Rockwell art. Showcasing the work of Rockwell, Joseph Christian Leyendecker, Howard Chandler Christy, Dean Cornwell, and Joseph Csatari, this exhibition takes a look at the artists behind America’s largest youth organization.

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Slavery at Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 02/15/2019

Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Seniors; $5/Children 4-12, 3 and under -Free

Location Name: African-American Museum

Location Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1005 Click for Google Map

Description: Dallas is the first city to host the updated touring exhibition, which features new items never seen outside of Monticello, including a special feature on Sally Hemings, one of the most famous African American women in American history. As an enslaved woman at the age of 16, Hemings negotiated with one of the most powerful men in the nation, ensuring she would receive “extraordinary privileges” and achieve freedom for her children. Jefferson fathered at least six children with Hemings, four of whom survived to adulthood.

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The Art of Lacquer

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 06/23/2019

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Crow Collection of Asian Art

Location Address: 2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: The Art of Lacquer introduces lacquerware objects from the museum’s collections to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world.

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The Art of the Brick

This event occurs Daily from 02/23/2019 to 08/18/2019

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Prices vary.

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Location Address: 2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Millions of LEGO® bricks used to create everything from the masterpieces of Da Vinci and Van Gogh to feats of engineering will intrigue guests as part of the spectacular The Art of the Brick traveling exhibition. Receiving rave reviews from its other national tour stops, The Art of the Brick features LEGO® bricks of every size used to construct stunning works of art and structural marvels (such as the Mona Lisa, the statue of David and a T. rex).

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The Art of the Brick Exhibition Opening

This event occurs Daily from 02/23/2019 to 08/18/2019

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Prices vary. Please visit perotmuseum.org for ticket prices

Ages: All

Location Name: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Location Address: 2201 N Field Street Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed traveling exhibition boasting the world’s largest and most elaborate display of pieces constructed using only LEGO® bricks.

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The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas TX 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic Art. The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as “The Demotte Shahnama.”

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The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony

This event occurs Daily from 02/10/2019 to 04/28/2019

Ages: All ages.

Location Name: Kimbell Art Museum

Location Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 Click for Google Map

Description: Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-18th-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, expansive works would earn Bellotto prestigious commissions at prominent courts throughout Europe.

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The Souls of Black Folk: Selections of Folk Art

This event occurs Daily

Location Name: African-American Museum

Location Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1005 Click for Google Map

Description: The AAM, Dallas has one of the largest collections of African American folk art in the country. The Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection, named for a founding board member, has grown to include more than 500 objects. Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe of Lafayette, Louisiana, Sally Griffiths and Dr. Bobby Alexander of Dallas, Texas have been major contributors. Pieces from the collection are rotated, twice each year, in the Sam and Ruth Bussey Gallery. Artists include Clementine Hunter, Mose Tolliver, Reverend Johnnie Swearingen, David Butler, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Isaac Smith to name a few.

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Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism

This event occurs Daily from 01/01/2019 to 06/09/2019

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas TX 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: This focus exhibition highlights artwork by female artists working in Europe between the late 18th and early 20th centuries, including Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Rosa Bonheur, and Käthe Kollwitz. This exhibition will consider the various genres and media deemed appropriate for women, the prestigious familial or social connections that aided in career building, and the freedom offered by avant-garde movements that developed outside of official Academic systems, such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, and Futurism.

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