A Day at Dallas Museum of Art & Sculpture Garden
By : Eva Chung -
I feel like visiting any museum when you go to a new place is a mandatory tourist bucket-list task. It lets you learn more about the place you’re visiting. I did go to other museums like the Dallas Video Game Museum or botanical garden, but the first place I went to was the Dallas Museum of Art & Nasher Sculpture garden. They were both beside each other, so it was super convenient to be able to visit both.
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Dallas Museum of Art
For the Dallas Museum of Art, I was wary of taking pictures because I wasn’t sure if it was acceptable. I know in some cities it’s acceptable, but being in another country, I tread the water lightly. I didn’t want to be yelled at for taking photos! It wasn’t until the end of the Dallas Museum that we learned we could take photos. There was a huge poster in the elevator that allowed it, but we never rode it until our way down. So unfortunately, there are little pictures.
However, I did enjoy the outdoor areas as well as indoors in the Dallas Museum. There was a tiny patio in the middle of the museum where my boyfriend and I snapped a selfie to commemorate that we were there. It had a cute little bench and a small pond to take a break and just relax outside.
One of my favourite exhibits was the light room. There’s something about neon lights in the dark that amazes me. I could stare at it for hours. I do wish it was a larger section. Actually- Someone needs to make a light museum if it doesn’t exist! I think it’d be amazing and I would definitely go.
When exiting the Dallas Museum, there’s a lot of green land (obviously, it’s Texas, lots of area) and a large colourful mural that I absolutely loved. It’s a good thing I wore white and not colour because I’d blend in otherwise. This mural was so detailed and lovely. Although I look like a complete tourist, it was worth it for this shot.
Nasher Sculpture Garden
I was so excited for the Sculpture Garden. I’m all about 3D art. I did once make a lot of digital art, but I always had a soft spot for physical 3D art. I feel like it’s more personal because it was directly created by physical hands. You’d also be able to see the age and detail put into a project.
Although most of the museum was outside, there was a small section in the basement of the building. I will admit, it was kind of scary. I think the picture explains itself. There were many mannequins in a small quiet room dressed like humans. I bet you did a double take to see who’s real in the photo.
The outside on the other hand was small, but beautiful. For someone who spends a lot of their time indoors, I do enjoy nature and outdoor activities a lot more.
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