Dallas boasts an array of fascinating museums that feature everything from famous works of art to diverse aviation, natural history, and science exhibitions. Catering to audiences of all ages, these attractions offer unique and interesting experiences minutes from your Victory Park apartments. Below are some of the most popular museums in the city:
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art houses more than 23,000 works of art spanning over 5,000 years. See works by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, Rodin, and other famous artists. You’ll also find a variety of temporary exhibitions showcasing Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts as well as African, American, Asian, and Western European artworks. The permanent collection includes modern paintings, prints, and sculptures by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol. You can also browse through beautifully recreated rooms of a French villa once owned by Coco Chanel. As an added bonus, entrance to the museum is free.
Old Red Museum
Take a step into the past at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, or “Old Red,” for short. The museum is a beautiful red sandstone edifice, originally constructed in 1890 as a courthouse. Now it houses exhibitions of objects dating from prehistoric times to today. Learn about the first settlement of Dallas, see a Civil War-era dragoon pistol manufactured in Lancaster, and view ancient relics such as a mammoth tusk and shark teeth. Handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald, J.R. Ewing’s Stetson, and Clyde Barrow’s gun are also on display. Other objects of interest include Tom Landry’s fedora, a banjo used by blues musicians in Deep Ellum, and the first traffic light in Dallas County.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Fasten your safety belts and get ready for a dynamic experience at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Even if you’re not an aviation buff, perusing the museum’s astonishing exhibits and memorabilia is still a great way to spend a day. There are more than thirty aviation and space flight exhibits presented in thirteen galleries. Discover hundreds of small aircraft models and several full-sized planes, including a replica of the Wright brother’s 1903 Wright Flyer. Learn about aviation pioneers such as Charles Lindbergh, Bessie Coleman, and Amelia Earhart. You’ll also find World War I, World War II, and Cold War military aircraft exhibits alongside the Apollo VII pod on loan from The National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
There’s a wealth of exciting places to visit in Dallas, and residents of The Christopher gain access to dozens of nearby destinations. Contact us today to learn more about making our community your new home.