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Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1717 N Harwood, Dallas, Texas

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Submitted by: Lot A.

"The Defecation of Art" One typically retreats into an art museum to escape the world of crassness, sluthood and overbearing human beings. Therefore, it is with much chagrin I report that the Dallas Museum of Art is characterized by all of those qualities. My criticism concerns the management style and the poor choice of modern day artwork, not to mention a rather disturbing encounter in the restroom area that was truly a moment of grotesque postmodernism.   I was harassed a total of four times by staff members to show my orange bracelet of admission, strongly implying I had snuck in illegally--an implication that screamed racial profiling. It appears as if the staff was convinced that a Mexican-Spaniard mus...

Submitted by: Alexis N.

You ever have one of those places that is really hard to write a review for because you've been going there for so long and you just love it so much? No? Oh... Well then... umm... I guess it's just me. I love the DMA. Like... LOVE. It's one of those places that just relaxes me the minute I walk in. Regardless of what the current show is, their permanent collection is pretty awesome. (I love my Rothko they have... I can go stand in front of it for so long and just sink into it.) There's some great modern art, and lots in the Ancient American collection... Oh! And the kids' section is always fun! They just recently changed it around... Love it in there! So many fun little things to do. I love the building itse...

Submitted by: Mary S.

Put a big red circle around the 3rd friday of each month on your calendar, wait never mind I mean update your iCal or smart phone! Late nights at the DMA was so much fun!  We live such a busy life w/ work-fam-dog-and all other things that cause stress in our lives it was nice to venture off and get some culture in (as yelp directed in my recent email) Something about roaming around the museum late at night was truely hypnotic.  Another nice touch was having a glass of wine a beer and listnening to trippy live music that really set the mood.   I highly recommend this for a late date night or group of friends.  I do not recommend for young children I saw a 5 year old girl slouched over a table hatting life.   ...

Submitted by: Anabel V.

Went to the museum on what they call First Thursday, this happens  monthly and you get free admission to most of the arts district.  It willbe busy and this particular day there were many many sc...

Submitted by: Scott L.

This museum has several very different and thoughtful exhibits going on at once.  Today I saw a retrospective of Luc Tuyman, a Belgian painter, who does figuratives that are so delicate, minimal, beautiful and sometimes abstract.   Down the hall was an exhibit on 60s minimalist sculpture with some bruce naumanns and several other guys that examplify that time period. Exhibit 3 was an ongoing yearly program celebrating Mexican art.  And to seal it off was the family friendly exhibit called "coastlines" , a group of land and sea paintings, but with a nice twist.  UTD parterned w a university from southern France to create a sound track for the exhibit, and several paintings have their own individual tracks.  I...

Submitted by: Chris Tina B.

Great place to to take your kids (4 to 12 yea...

Submitted by: Chris L.

I'm being liberal with my 4 stars for a couple of reasons because there were large sections of the museum that were closed due to renovations.  Is it fair to deduct points for that?  Maybe, maybe not, but I'm going to do it because I'm feeling cranky today.   Minus two stars for making me walk around big sections of the space because of construction.  Minus one star for having a horrible web site coordinator.  The number one hit (and #2 for that matter) on google for DMA takes you to their OLD site ( http://dm-art.org ) which must be running on a server powered by hamsters running on wheels because it is SLOW today and wouldn't even load over the weekend. But, plus two stars for the awesome kids activities. ...

Submitted by: Mathew P.

Went to the free night last night at the Dallas Museum of Art. Maybe I am a bit spoiled and it's unjust to compare but I was not very impressed. Having grown up with the Cleveland Museum and recently moving from NY which has hundreds of art museums, i found myself disappointed with not only the collection but the lay out as well. Sure they have some Pollock's before he did the drip paintings, and a few decent modernists strewn about, but the only pieces i actually liked were the Rodin sculptures and some of them were placed in a corner so you couldn't even walk around them. The contemporary section was closed off so I may re-review DMA at a later date to be fare. For now I have to say that the exhibition coo...

Submitted by: annette n.

I bonded with Tut and his family at DMA this week.  Even though there were a gazillion people (including about 50 bus loads of kids) the crowds were orderly and it was still possible to get up close and personal with the artifacts.  I saw all the Tut stuff in the Cairo Museum years ago and I can tell you DMA did it right.  In Cairo the lighting was bad, the explainations were either in Arabic or French so unless you had a program, you didn't know the players!   The DMA's exhibit (though very small in terms of actual Tut artifacts) was thoughtfully laid out and beautifully displayed and lit.  Of course, you ended your walk through Tut's world right into the GIFT SHOP!  Hell yes!  Shopping!  We shopped and ate...

Submitted by: Jim L.

Saturday was quite the day for the DMA. We are closing in on the last month of the King Tut exhibit, so everyone is coming out. (Word to the wise, if you are still wanting to see Tut, go to Ticketmaster and get a family four pack, which makes your tickets only $19 each as opposed to $32 for non-members.) The museum is sti...

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