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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.

Celebrate Black History Month

During the month of February, we pay tribute to Black excellence and honor the contributions of Black American trailblazers to our society. Whether you are looking for virtual or socially distanced performances and exhibits, here are some ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Dallas Region.

BLK Experience, Urban Arts Center 

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the African American Museum of Dallas, has unveiled a new design of its multi-story, outdoor staircase facing Field Street. Designed by local architect and emerging artist, Daniel M. Gunn, GIANT STEPS – Celebrating Extraordinary Achievements of African-American Leaders in STEM celebrates past and modern-day African American leaders in science who have made significant contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Gunn’s larger-than-life image will remain in place for visitors to experience until Memorial Day.

Last fall, the Perot Museum and African American Museum conducted a call for entries, opening the competition to African-American creative designers who reside in North Texas to spotlight the artistic talent in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Entries were judged by a diverse, blue-ribbon panel comprised of regional leaders representing the arts, education and STEM business communities.

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.