From the most comprehensive collection of samurai armor in the world to works by Picasso himself, the free art experiences and exhibits in Dallas are top-notch. When you want to see some truly masterful work, check out these free, serene spaces near our Dallas apartments:
The Samurai Collection
This incredible and comprehensive collection of ancient samurai armor rests in the Hardwood District, only a floor above the Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection also features a new exhibit titled IRON MEN: The Artistry of Iron in Samurai Armor. The exhibit explores the role of ironworking in the advancement of warrior technology in Japan. If you’re interested in Japanese or military history, then stop by to see full sets of armor, accessories, weapons, and more. This is a rare and special collection and is completely free for visitors to enjoy.
Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher Sculpture Center houses contemporary and modern sculptures from the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher. You can see works by notable artists like Picasso, Calder, Rodin, and Serra, to name a few. This museum also boasts a stunning sculpture garden. Admission to the Sculpture Center is free every first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thanks-Giving Square is a serene park in downtown Dallas that is open to the public for free and houses The Chapel of Thanksgiving. The Chapel is a non-denominational space to inspire peace and gratitude. One of the highlights is the stained-glass skylight. Installed by French artist Gabriel Loire, the window consists of 73 panels of faceted glass. Notably, it’s also one of the largest horizontally mounted stained-glass windows in existence.
If art exhibits don’t appeal to you, then take a free ride through some of the coolest neighborhoods in Dallas. If you would like more information about becoming a resident of The Christopher, please contact us. We would love to show you all that our Dallas apartments have to offer!