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Billing Hamlet just as easily as Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the Dallas Theater Center shows classic, contemporary and innovative plays, and has a special knack for reinterpreting old classics for a modern audience. The Dallas Theater Center will produce classic, contemporary and new plays of the highest artistic quality. They will create communal experiences that inspire new ways of thinking and living. Their work will nurture and help shape the future of the American theater.
Opening to the public October 20, 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture. Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Sculpture Center is the new home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture.
The collection which numbers more than three hundred sculptures together with twentieth-century paintings and drawings will be rotated in thematic installations throughout the Centers seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000 ft2 building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker.
Located on the Sixth Floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, the Sixth Floor Museum is one of Dallas¹ best museums and most popular attractions. An ode to everything John F. Kennedy, the museum is located around the site from where Lee Harvey Oswald fired his deadly shot on November 22, 1963. The Sixth Floor examines the cultural climate of the 1960s and JFK¹s political legacy through artifacts, film and memorabilia from the era.
A bohemian enclave in Dallas, Deep Ellum is a funky and eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs in what was once an impoverished warehouse district in Dallas. One of Dallas' top attractions, Deep Ellum is alive with graffiti art coloring the walls and a big slice of humanity carousing the streets of Deep Ellum shopping, drinking and eating.
During the mid-1990s, Dallas leaders began to solidify their plans for a performing arts center by engaging consultants and specialists to study the feasibility for the project. These studies not only demonstrated the feasibility of constructing the center, but also revealed the phenomenal economic advantages of seeing the project through to completion.
The result of this meticulous research was the creation of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. Today, the Foundation is committed to providing the Dallas Arts District with the final piece required to transform the Arts District into a complete destination spot: a world-class center to serve as a permanent home to the performing arts.