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  • The Dallas Museum of Art

    has over 24,000 works of

    art from around the world

    and throughout time,

    spanning 5,000 years of

    human creativity.

    It is a big museum, so

    start your visit with this

    bite-sized tour.

    museum hours

    Tuesday–Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Thursday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

    Closed Mondays

    For information on tours, programs, and exhibitions,


    Seeing Red self-guided tour

    1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas Texas 75201

    The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

  • Dale Chihuly

    hart window 1995

    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?


    screen c. 1740–1760

    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?

    Crawford Riddell

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    bedstead c. 1844

    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?

    Marsden Hartley

    mountains, no. 19 1930

    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?

    Charles Demuth

    buildings c. 1930–1931

    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?

    Seeing Red 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.



    Exterior Courtyard

    Tower Gallery

    Arts of the Americas


    To Level 3

    ElevatorArts of the Americas

    Red Elevators

    level 4













    Peru tunic with checker- board pattern and stepped yoke 1476–1534

    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!