Cultural Activities

 

Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
Decks in the Park, is a proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. Our mission is to leave a long lasting musical legacy in the city that connects and exposes people to new sites and sounds! 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy | Dallas, Texas 75201

Visit Black Dallas: William Sidney Pittman was the first African American architect in Dallas. In 1916, Mr. Pittman designed and completed the historic Knights of Pythias Temple, which was a Black owned business center that is still located in Deep Ellum today. Mr. Pittman also designed other buildings throughout Texas, including the first African American library in Houston.

VISIT BLACK DALLAS: The Bear Creek community in Irving is the oldest known African-American community, founded by former slaves. During the mid 1800’s, the residents of Bear Creek developed a small community founded on entrepreneurship and unity. The history of Bear Creek can still be discovered at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, which was named after Irving’s first African-American city council member.
A very nice cultural icon of Dallas. Interesting exhibits come here often so be sure to check them out. “Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! Be sure to check out our Late Night Video on YouTube! “
African, Asian, and other items on display at Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Arts District is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for the venues and organizations in the Dallas Arts District and as a representative of the Dallas Arts District as a whole, both internally and externally.
The Perot Museum: Inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a “world of wonder” by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences. There are some very interesting 3D films now showing at the Perot. Check out the trailers here.
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House | AT&T Performing Arts Center (click here for map). The Grand Opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October 2009 marked the long-anticipated completion of the Dallas Arts District, an idea first conceived more than 30 years ago. In the late 1970s, visionary Dallas leaders foresaw the growing need for new cultural facilities in Dallas. They identified the clear advantage of clustering these venues within a tight geographic area in order to reap maximum economic, educational and cultural benefits for each arts entity and for the city of Dallas. Today, the Center encompasses 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas. Nestled in among world-class museums, the AT&T Performing Art Center is an architectural gem. The visually interesting façade and endlessly moveable interior of the Wyly Theatre encourage artists to have some fun, while the ruby-red prow of the Winspear Opera House juts toward the highway, beckoning passersby to enter and experience something amazing.

 

Festive view of AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Wyly Theater | AT&T Performing Arts Center. This is a great, innovative and modern place to watch a state of the art play, especially at Christmas time.
The world class Morton Meyerson Symphony | AT&T Performing Arts Center. “The Dallas Symphony’s mission is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence.”
The modern and esteemed Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth | Map
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 3200 Darnell St | Fort Worth, TX 76107 (817) 738-9215 themodern.org Modern Art Museum | Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 The Kimbell Art Museum is excited to welcome visitors to its stunning new Renzo Piano Pavilion. The Kimbell’s highly anticipated pavilion has been in production for six years—Piano accepted the commission in 2007, groundbreaking occurred in 2010, and the Grand Opening took place on November 27, 2013. Main: 817-332-8451 Metro: 817-654-1034 Fax: 817-877-1264
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