Cultural Arts

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Courtyard Theater (1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074)

The Courtyard Theater and The Cox Playhouse are located in Historic Downtown Plano and can be accessed from the DART light rail at the Plano Downtown Station. The newly remodeled facilities offer music, dance, and theatre performances as well as visual art displays. The Courtyard Theater features performances by the Plano Symphony Orchestra. 
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The Trails in Legacy

Located in the Legacy Town Center, the Trails in Legacy offers modern-day visitors a rare glimpse of the Shawnee Trail of the 1880s. These monumental sculptures depict a cattle drive and include a vaquero, a cutter, numerous cattle and the cattle driver along a trail which encompass the Baccus Cemetery, one of the oldest in Collin County. 
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ArtCentre of Plano (901 E. 18th St., Plano, TX, 75074)

The ArtCentre of Plano was founded in 1981 as a private non-profit organization to promote the growth and development of emerging community arts groups. It provides quality arts programming for the community including visual arts exhibits, performing arts rehearsals, classes, lectures, local arts organizations’ meetings, and other special cultural events. 
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Heritage Farmstead (1900 W. 15th St., Plano, TX, 75075)

The Heritage Farmstead is a non-profit Historic Museum and Learning Center. Built in 1891, The Heritage Farmstead Association works to preserve, teach, and demonstrate the past to more than 30,000 visitors annually. Some areas of interest include the parlor garden, the farmhouse, the potting shed and root cellar, the smokehouse, the orchards, and the henhouse.
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Interurban Railway Museum – Haggard Park (901 E. 15th St., Plano, TX, 75074)

Located in downtown Plano, the Interurban Railway Museum is housed in a building that served as a primary stop on the Texas Electric Railway that ran from Denison to Dallas beginning in 1908. On December 31, 1948, the Denison to Dallas Interurban made its last run. The station remained closed until early 1990 when a restoration of the building was completed and the building was converted into a museum by the City of Plano. 
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Rover Dramawerks

Rover Dramawerks is a theatre company that produces lost or forgotten works of well-known authors, revives great scripts and finds those uncovers hidden gems of the stage.
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Amphitheater at Oak Point Park Concerts

Held at the new Amphitheater at Oak Point Park, the monthly concert series provides Texas music and other musical genres from leading bands and performers. Music fans can enjoy the outdoor concerts in a natural and beautiful setting.  Free parking is available, with only a short walk to the gate. Food and beverage service is provided for patrons’ convenience. 
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dallas' Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. It interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historical Landmark District, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Since its opening in February 1989, the museum has welcomed almost 4,000,000 visitors.
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Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study and preservation of modern sculpture.  The Nasher Collection is considered one of the foremost collections, private or public, of 20th-Century sculpture in the world.
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The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art contains more than 700 scrolls, paintings, objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Over 300 works are on display in the galleries including precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12-foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence. You can enjoy the collection Tuesdays through Sundays and admission is free.
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The Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum, a division of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the tenth to the twentieth century. It includes masterpieces by some of the world's greatest painters: El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró, and Picasso. 
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Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. Its permanent collection includes: African art, American painting & sculpture, ancient American art, ancient Mediterranean art, Asian art, contemporary art, Decorative arts and design, European painting & sculpture and Pacific Islands art. 
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Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth contains a variety of works from around the world, from both ancient and modern times. The museum itself is a work of art, constructed in 1972 by the famous American architect Louis I. Kahn.
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Texas's oldest art museum is also one of the oldest museums in the western United States. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth recently celebrated its 110th anniversary and now holds a permanent collection of over 2,600 works of modern paintings, sculptures, and other art. Learn more at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth website.
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Fair Park

Fair Park, located two miles east of downtown Dallas is home to eight museums, an IMAX Theater, a planetarium, The Dallas Aquarium, The Cotton Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, Music Hall at Fair Park (Broadway shows, ballet, opera), and over one-hundred special events and cultural festivals each year. This National Historic Landmark has the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco exposition style architecture in the United States located on 277 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. 
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The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerson Symphony Center is located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. With countless concerts throughout the year, including guest musicians and conductors, the Meyerson hosts "a community of music lovers making more music lovers."
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Bass Performance Hall

The Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth hosts many concerts and theatrical productions throughout the year. The building is known both for its architectural beauty and its acoustical design. Yo-Yo Ma calls it "one of those rare halls in which the music heard by the audience is the same as that heard by the performer." Visit the Bass Performance Hall website.
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Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth features a wide array of American art. From the early landscapes in the 1830's, to the modern art of the 20th century, Amon Carter offers a unique collection of sculptures, paintings and photography.

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The Charles W. Eisemann Center

The Eisemann Center, located in Richardson's Telecom Corridor® area in the Galatyn Park Urban Center, can be accessed easily from Central Expressway, the President George Bush Turnpike and DART light rail. The 116,900 square-foot facility named "Arts & Culture Best Venue" in D Magazine's "Best of Big D" 2004 features music, theater and dance performances as well as accommodations for business meetings and seminars.