The Dallas Museum of Art
has over 24,000 works of
art from around the world
and throughout time,
spanning 5,000 years of
It is a big museum, so
start your visit with this
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and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural
Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Red light! These colorful glass
sculptures were created just for
this big window. What do you
think they look like? Flowers?
Underwater creatures? If it’s a
sunny day, you can see how the
glass catches the sunlight coming through the
window. What are some of the other colors in this
gigantic work of art?
Paint the town red! Inspired by screens from Asia, the
folding screen was a type of decorated furniture used
in homes in colonial Mexico. In Spanish, a screen is
called a biombo, which means “protection from the
wind.” Take a close look at the images on the screen.
Which one is your favorite?
Roll out the red carpet! This bed
was made over 150 years ago
to go to the White House with
presidential candidate Henry
Clay. Uh-oh—red flag! Clay lost
the election and the bed was
sold to a plantation owner in
Louisiana before making its
way to the Dallas Museum of Art. What would it feel
like to sleep in this bed? How is the bed different
from your bed at home?
mountains, no. 19
Red alert! This artist used
big brushstrokes and several
vibrant shades of red paint
to make this work of art.
Can you tell what this is a
painting of? It may help to
take a few steps back! These mountains and trees are
from one of Marsden Hartley’s favorite places. Where
is your favorite place to be?
I’m seeing red! Radiating
lines—like shafts of light
or fields of energy—criss-
cross Charles Demuth’s
bright red buildings. The
silo, chimney, and water
tower are similar to ones
in the artist’s hometown
of Lancaster, Pennsylva-
nia. What color would
you use to paint familiar
buildings in Dallas?
Are you seeing red? You will be! Explore the
galleries on Level 4 to see the many ways that
artists have used the color red.
To Level 3
ElevatorArts of the Americas
tunic with checker-
board pattern and
What do you call something
that is black and white and
red all over? An Inca tunic
from Peru! Tapestry-woven
cloth, the material from which this tunic is made,
was carefully created by highly trained specialists.
Imagine wearing this garment. How would it fit
you? The tunic was designed to be knee-length and
worn by a man. Aye yaye eye!