Arts and Culture in Dallas


Bleu Ciel is centrally located in the 92-Walk Score neighborhood, HARWOOD District. In a short 10 minute walk from your doorstep, there are dozens of art museums, shows, gardens and more to experience. See below for just a few of the arts and culture attractions.

The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller: The Samurai Collection was created in 2012 to house the Japanese armor of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, CEO of Harwood International. Located above Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and just blocks from Bleu Ciel, their ever-expanding collection is comprised of several hundred objects. The collection of samurai objects is one of the most complete and largest of its type in the world and is displayed in the only museum outside of Japan whose focus is samurai armor. In addition to the Dallas museum, they have a traveling exhibition that has enjoyed over 2.2 million visitors to date and just recently opened in its ninth location, The Phoenix Art Museum.

Opened in 1984, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes over 650,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Current exhibitions include “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages”, “Carey Young: The New Architecture”, “Young Masters 2017” and many others. As part of The Dallas Arts District monthly block parties, the DMA stays open late once a month for a series of special events with live music, shows and film viewings.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is located just across the street from the DMA in the Dallas Arts District and features over 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvera, Matisse, Picasso and more. The Nasher houses rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher family collection in addition to works from other galleries. Once a month, The Nasher stays open until midnight and invites guests to enjoy outdoor concerts and a film screening in their garden space.

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is an icon of artist excellence and is regarded as one of the world’s premier concert halls. Designed by Pritzker Price-winning architect I.M. Pei and internationally-renowned acoustician Russell Johnson, the center is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 19000 and is now the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest.