Museums and private galleries that display contemporary art in the DFW Metroplex area are represented here. I list serious, full-time, galleries with frequent rotating exhibits that I visit. Most co-ops and less established galleries are not included here. I apologize to the galleries I overlooked.
There are other art galleries with imported oils, old masters and other popular works but I don’t list them because they are showing work that I find less interesting. I am always most enthused about work that surprises me in some way. My mission is to provide support to people who happen to live in North Texas and want to grow in their understanding of art in today’s world. You can find additional gallery listings on the search engines by putting in the style and the location or by visiting art dealers links.
Museums – Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art (the largest publicly funded art museum in Dallas)
1717 N. Harwood
Hours: Tue – Sun 11:00-5:00, Thurs 11:00-9:00
General Admission: $10 or less every day
Children under 12: Free
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora at Harwood,
Hours: Tue – Sun 10-5, open Thur until 9. Free!
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art (Geometric abstract art)
3109 Carlisle, 214-885-7802. Free parking
Hours: Tue – Sat 11-5, Thur until 8, Sun 1-5. Cost: Free!
Meadows Museum (at SMU. This is one of the major collections of 15th to 20th Century Spanish Art. Modern and contemporary art is often shown in a rotating gallery space)
Hours: Tue – Sat 10-5, Thurs 10:00-8:00, Sun Noon-5:00.
Cost: $10.00, Free Thursday evening after 5 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center (The world-class private collection of sculpture and the building itself are notable)
2001 Flora Street
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 11:00 to 5:00
Museums – Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum (Specializes in American art. One of the best collections of photography and works on paper in the region)
3501 Camp Bowie Ave.
Hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00, Thursday 10:00-8:00, Sun noon-5:00
Kimbell Art Museum (Both the architect and the collection are stunning. Specializes in art before 1950)
3333 Camp Bowie Ave.
Hours: Tue – Thur, Sat 10:00-5:00, Fri noon-8:00, Sun, noon-5:00.
Cost: Free except for some special exhibits
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (permanent collection of contemporary art in a stunning setting plus rotating shows. Gallery space is second only to the MOMA in NYC)
3200 Darnell Street (University Drive and Camp Bowie Blvd.),
817-738-9215 or 866-824-5566
Hours: Tue – Sat 10:00-5:00, Friday 10:00-8:00, Sun 11:00-5:00.
Cost: $10.00, Wednesdays and 1st Sunday of the month are free
Sid Richardson Museum (Western art with works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell)
309 Main Street (downtown),
Hours: Mon – Thur 9:00 – 5:00, Sat 9:00 – 8:00, Sun noon – 5:00
Other Dallas Art Venues
DallasArt Dealers Association – complete listing of galleries with maps
Fair Park / East Downtown Dallas
500 X Gallery (Coop Gallery showing contemporary art)
500 Exposition, Dallas
Saturday – Sunday, Noon-5:00 pm
Public Trust (Contemporary art)
2919-C Commerce St., 214-760-7170.
Hours: Tue – Sat Noon-6:00 pm
Barry Whistler (Contemporary art mostly by Texas artists)
Hours: Thur – Sat noon-5:00
Uptown Gallery District
Afterimage (one of the oldest photo galleries)
2828 Routh, Suite 115 (in the Quadrangle),
Mon – Sat 10-5:30
Kristi Stubbs (Contemporary art)
Tue – Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-6:00
David Dike (19th and early 20th Century Regional artists)
Hours: Tue – Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 11:00-5:00
uptowndallas.net – Galleries and other business in the district
Dallas Design District (known for all the interior decorator showrooms and galleries)
Craighead-Green (mostly contemporary Texas artists)
Hours: Tue – Fri 10:00-5:30, Sat 11:00-5:00
Conduit (Contemporary art by mostly Texas artists)
1626-C Hi Line
Hours: Wed – Sat 11:30-5:30.
Holly Johnson (Contemporary art, mainly by Texas artists)
Hours: Tue – Sat 10:00-5:00
Marty Walker (Contemporary art by Texas artists)
2135 Farrington St.
Hours: Tue – Fri 11:00-6:00, Sat Noon-5:00.
PDNB Gallery (Formerly known as Photographs Do Not Bend)
1202 Dragon Street Suite 103
Hours: Tue – Sat 11:00-6:00
Bishop arts district
Arlington Art Galleries
Fort Worth Art Galleries
Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Contemporary and 19th & 20th Century artists)
6616 Spring Valley Road (above LBJ)
Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00 (call on holidays)
Webb Gallery (Folk art by local artists)
209 W. Franklin