Art and About
Thanks to the coronavirus, Dallas Museum of Art is still closed to the public — but luckily art isn't always confined to four walls and a roof.
The DMA has curated a list of 13 outdoor artworks that you can appreciate from the safe distance and comfort of your own car. Starting in the heart of Dallas, the public art tour presents an expansive view of how artists have made their mark on our city.
Follow the map to discover the creative highlights and iconic views of Dallas — from sculptures to murals to memorials — and learn about each piece with fun facts and tidbits of context along the way.
Starting everything off is perhaps the DMA's most recognizable landmark, Mark Di Suvero's Ave. The 12,000-pound, bright-red steel sculpture is a part of the museum's contemporary art collection, and sits proudly outside the building on Ross Avenue Plaze.
Made in 1973, Di Suvero's work originally signaled the doorway into the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts at Fair Park before it marked the entrance of the DMA when it moved to the heart of the Dallas Arts District.
Let interim chief conservator Fran Bass give you a closer look at Ave in the video below, while also learning how museum staff have refreshed it after so many years outside.