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The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of ArtMorton H. Meyerson Symphony CenterNasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest urban arts district in the country. Here, you can catch a performance of Texas Ballet Theater, a Broadway touring production, classical or local musicians, a night of live storytelling, TED talks, movies and music under the stars, festivals, exhibits, and so much more. We’d be willing to bet you could spend every weekend here and never run out of new things to do and discover. What’s more: The Fort Worth Cultural District claims five internationally recognized museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and The Modern.


‘Tis the Season: Holiday concerts and shows

Feel the spirit and warmth of the holiday season with music, dance and theater:

  • Dallas Symphony is bringing back our favorite holiday traditions at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Nov. 27-29 and the annual Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops on Dec. 4-13. Make sure to bring the kids to the Family Christmas Pops on Dec. 5. Due to capacity limitations, seats must be reserved. Get your tickets >
  • Dallas Theater Center is staging a virtual production of the Bleak Midwinter: A Christmas Carol of our Time. The re-imagined Christmas story classic is available for streaming on Dec. 4. Watch the show >

AURORA: Area 3

AURORA is back with a new immersive light installation called Area 3. Area 3, transforms over 100,000 square feet of a parking garage in downtown Dallas. The effort will support local artists and vendors whose income has been affected by COVID-19. Featuring works by sixteen regional artists, the exhibition will include large-scale light, video, and sound installations as well as performances which will be viewable from the safety of attendees’ own cars.

Experience it now through is live now through Jan. 1.


The Fight for Civil Rights in the South

Through January 14, 2021

Check out The Fight for Civil Rights in the South at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum without ever leaving your home. Explore two prestigious photography exhibitions covering the African American struggle for civil rights and social equality in the 1960s—accessible for all through Matterport.

Cultural Hotspots

> Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Cultural District

> AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Arts District

> Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District

> Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Cultural District

> Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District

> Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Cultural District

> Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Arts District

> Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Cultural District

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Arts District

> Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arts District

Get Connected

> ARTSonepass | Free smartphone app/website allows you to discover, share and enjoy art events around you.

> Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas | The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the City Manager’s Office, fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations.