The fine arts touch something deep within the human psyche, soothing some itch every soul has. It’s universal and appears in every culture. That’s why our city has more than its share of museums open to the public. If you want to scratch your fine arts itch, you can tour these two delightful art museums in Dallas just a short drive away from Radius at Turtle Creek Apartments. However, check with each for updates regarding closures or updates to hours of operation this spring.
Crow Collection Of Asian Art
Trammel and Margaret Crow had a great love for Asian art. Trammel particularly loved jade pieces, and the couple started collecting works in the 1960s. By 1998, they had enough to create the Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora Street.
Their exhibitions range from the history of Lacquer to the displays of jade landscapes. The museum has pieces from China, India, South Korea, and Southeast Asia, and they cover modern artists such as Beili Liu and ancient unknown artists. They display a completed set of Samurai armor at all times. You can visit them Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for free. (The museum would appreciate a donation, of course, and you will want to save money for The Lotus Shop. Their museum gift shop sells some truly delightful stuff.)
Spanish art has a special place in the world, and the Meadow Museum has one of the largest collections in Texas. The collection comes from Algur Meadows, who worked in Spain in the 1950’s. He endowed Southern Methodist University with the collection and space in 1962. It is now dedicated to explaining Spanish works to the public. The museum showcases Spanish Renaissance painters, El Greco, Goya, photographs from special collections in Barcelona, and just about everything in between.
There are free tours on Sundays and Thursdays, and they are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thursdays, the museum stays open until 9:00 pm. If you want to try your hand at drawing, the museum provides classes. Come see their collection at 5900 Bishop Boulevard.
Anyone who loves art should tour these museums. If you would like to live near these examples of human creativity, come check out the Radius Turtle Creek. We will be happy to give you a tour if you contact us.Back to all posts