Check Out The Dallas Museum of Art

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Looking for things to do nearby? The Dallas Museum of Art—known to locals as the DMA—should be at the top of your list.

One of the ten largest art museums in the country, the DMA has been building its collection for over 100 years and it shows. With over 24,000 artworks spanning 5,000 years, the museum is always changing its galleries and exhibitions, so every time you visit, you’re guaranteed to see something new. The best part is that general admission is free!

If you dare to go beyond the typical art museum visit and don’t mind paying for your entertainment (typically between $5-$20), be sure to check out some of the fun programs the DMA hosts every month.

Highlights include:

Late Nights

The third Friday of every month, the museum is open until midnight and fills every hour with unique experiences like concerts, tours, performances, family programs, film screenings, and more.

Second Thursdays with a Twist

Enjoy art through the lens of pop music inspirations like Elvis, Prince, and ABBA. With themed tours, create-your-own-art experiences, live music, films, food, and photo booths, these nights aren’t to be missed.

Concerts and Performances

Several times a month, the museum hosts a variety of musical performances. The acts range from classical music and ballet to psychedelic pop rock concerts, so you’re bound to find something that appeals to your senses.

Arts & Letters Live

If your interests run more to the literary field, then this is the series for you. Every week, regional, national, and international authors and performers discuss their works or perform newly commissioned pieces inspired by the museum’s collections.


The DMA also hosts free events throughout the year like teen and family programs, tours, and international festivals, so keep an eye on their program calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings.

And if you or a family member has accessibility needs that stem from autism, blindness, dementia, or other disabilities, the DMA has got you covered. These special programs are free but remember to reserve your spot to attend.

The Dallas Museum of Art is a short, ten-minute drive from Radius at Turtle Creek and just one of the many local attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Dallas home. Please contact us to set up a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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