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Dallas Museum of Art

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1984, Edward Larrabee Barnes, with Pratt, Box and Henderson; Dan Kiley, landscape architect; 1993 addition, Edward Larrabee Barnes with Thomas and Booziotis. 1717 N. Harwood St.

Barnes’s serene modernism of solid cubic blocks and walled courtyards established a strong precedent for quality architecture in the Arts District, one that has been upheld since its founding. A long interior, north-to-south promenade orders galleries and services to each side. Perpendicular to the center of the promenade, a tall barrel-vaulted entrance pavilion faces the axis of Flora Street like a monumental arch, a visual anchor that has remained effective over the years. To the south of the gallery blocks, tall walls enclose a series of sculpture gardens by Dan Kiley. A north addition (Hamon Building) of 1993 provided a new north entrance, which is being further enhanced (2016, Studio Outside and David Hocker) with public services and improved access to Kyle Warren Park to the north.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dallas Museum of Art", SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 155-155.

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