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Sitting across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art in the Big D's lively Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Garden repeatedly wows locals and visitors with its striking indoor and outdoor galleries (a particular highlight for past visitors). The center houses more than 300 works of art by modern and contemporary artists like Matisse, Picasso and Rodin. Pieces here range from small marble sculptures to massive installations. Some recent travelers recommend participating in a docent-led tour, available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 and 11 a.m., which is included in the admission price. To participate in a tour on Tuesday or Thursday, you must make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
The Nasher Sculpture Center also hosts a variety of lecture series and workshops geared toward adults interested in learning more about the museum's collection. And if you've got kids in tow, recent visitors recommend planning your visit for the first Saturday of the month when admission is free and family-friendly programs take place. There is also free admission on the third Friday of the month after 5 p.m.
You'll find the Nasher Sculpture Center just north of downtown Dallas, within walking distance of the M-Line Trolley Olive and Flora stop. You can also reach the Nasher Sculpture Center by taking the Blue, Green, Orange or Red light rail line to the Pearl/Arts District or St. Paul stations, located three blocks southeast of the museum. Additionally, there are parking lots and street parking available nearby, for a fee. The sculpture center (and its gift shop) is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; the on-site cafe stays open until 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students; children ages 12 and younger can get in for free. Save $2 on admission by presenting your DART ticket. To learn more about the Nasher Sculpture Center, visit its official website.
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