RESOURCES: INDIAN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUMS AND FAIRS IN DALLAS
Home to the largest urban arts district in America with an array of visual and performing arts experiences available across the city, Dallas art museums and galleries offer top-notch exhibitions of contemporary and Asian arts. The Design District and Deep Ellum neighborhoods comprise the vibrant scene of contemporary art galleries in Dallas, Texas, while a diverse range of Dallas art museum events happen year-round in the downtown cultural center.
Crow Museum of Asian Art: https://crowcollection.org
Part of The University of Texas at Dallas, the Crow Museum of Asian Art is dedicated to celebrating the arts and cultures of Asia including China, Japan, India, Korea, Nepal, Thailand and more, from ancient to the contemporary. Past exhibitions of Indian art include a survey of Vishnu depicted in sculptures and a block-printed installation by artist Abhidnya Ghuge.
Dallas Contemporary: https://www.dallascontemporary.org
Some of the most exciting art exhibits in Dallas are hosted at Dallas Contemporary, which presents eight rotating exhibitions each year focused on both emerging and established local and international artists. In 2017, the organization presented invisible cities, an exhibition of over 25 contemporary video artists from Asia, and continues to show artists from around the world.
Dallas Museum of Art: https://dma.org
The Dallas Museum of Art offers a diverse collection of traditional, modern and contemporary art, in addition to youth art programs, family workshops, lectures and museum events. One of the most popular Dallas attractions, the museum holds an extensive South Asian art collection of nearly 500 works including Indian Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, Indian paintings, ritual objects and decorative arts from as far back as the former Ottoman empire to Java.
Dallas Art Fair: https://www.dallasartfair.com
In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair provides collectors and the public the chance to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks, presented by leading national and international galleries. Typically held in April, this annual Dallas art festival is a great place for first time buyers as well as seasoned Indian art collectors to become familiar with the robust arts community.