Anchoring the city’s popular Arts District is the Dallas Museum of Art, featuring more than 24,000 works of world-class international artwork spanning several millennia. The museum covers a lot of cultural ground, from prehistoric Latin American ceramics to an impressive Islamic collection to contemporary masters like Jackson Pollock. Also notable are the facility’s works from Africa and the ancient Mediterranean. While in the area, be sure to explore the adjacent Nasher Sculpture Centre and Crow Museum of Asian Art.
The city is also home to one of the nation’s newest presidential museums: the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The museum is dedicated to W’s life and legacy as America’s 43rd president. Exhibits shed light on the halcyon days of the late-1990s/early 2000s, when Bush navigated international politics with a ‘rough around the edges’ approach that seems somewhat quaint these days. The museum’s innovative and effective use of video is worth noting—the 24-hour news coverage of the events of his presidency provides compelling footage, particularly in the powerful and emotional 9/11-related exhibits.