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  • Dallas Holocaust Museum
    On a single day in the middle of World War II, actions in three isolated incidents represent an ethical lesson taught to this day at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. On that day—April 19, 1943—three Belgian men attacked a train destined for Auschwitz, freeing its passengers; the occupants of the Warsaw Ghetto united in revolt; and at the Bermuda Conference, officials from the British and American governments declined to take action against ongoing atrocities in Europe. The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s main exhibit locates a crucial distinction in presenting these three events: the difference between "bystanders" and what the museum calls "Upstanders." The exhibit was created in the hopes that every visitor would become an "Upstander," moved not only to remember a horrific past but also to take action when faced with modern threats to human rights. A self-guided audio tour relates the heroism of those who stood up on that date in 1943 as museum guests explore artifacts, photographs, and a full-size boxcar. Special exhibits that often focus on photography supplement the permanent installation, and testimonies from volunteer survivors and liberators provide a firsthand perspective on the historical tragedy and its lessons. Along with exposing more than 30,000 students and 22,000 walk-in visitors to its messages annually, the museum advocates engagement with the world through educational programs designed for everyone from educators to law-enforcement officials.
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    211 N Record Street
    Dallas, TX US
  • Crow Collection of Asian Art
    Trammel and Margaret Crow acquired their 569-piece collection during their travels throughout China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Spanning 3500 BC to the early 20th century, it includes ancient Chinese jades, Japanese screen paintings, and examples of intricate Indian architecture. The museum also hosts free meditation classes on Tuesdays, as well as tai chi classes on Saturdays.
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    2010 Flora St
    Dallas, TX US
  • Museum of Biblical Art
    Though each work at the Museum of Biblical Art explores themes or depicts scenes from the Bible, the museum?s mission is to provide invaluable insight into centuries? worth of art history as guests of all backgrounds and denominations learn about art?s portrayal of Western culture. More than 11 galleries and permanent exhibits, including Mysteries, Signs and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines, fill the museum?s 30,000 square feet of space, beckoning visitors to interpret installations ranging from 14th century sculptures to Meditations in Wood by Jeffrey Brosk. In addition to Jewish ceremonial art and watercolors of archaeological holy sites, the MBA also festoons its walls with works by African-American and Hispanic artists that analyze the same biblical themes, albeit from a different cultural perspective. One of the museum?s permanent fixtures is a life-size bronze casting of Michelangelo?s Piet?, which was authorized by the Vatican and created by a Florentine foundry that practices the same wax-casting technique formerly used by Renaissance artists. Additionally, lithographs by Marc Chagall depict his interpretations of themes in the Old Testament, and line the colonnade leading from the Via Dolorosa Sculpture Garden to the gallery of contemporary art by supercomputers that needed to express themselves.
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    7500 Park Ln.
    Dallas, TX US
  • United States Holocaust Meml
    Located amid the National Mall's many monuments to freedom, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reminds visitors of what can happen when our most fundamental rights are stripped away. Host to more than 36 million guests since its 1993 dedication, the Museum preserves the history of the Second World War's atrocities with its self-guided permanent exhibition. Covering three floors, the exhibition chronicles the ascension of the Nazis' totalitarian state, the ghettoization and extermination of Jews and other victims of Nazism, and also depicts the courage displayed by those who rescued their fellow human beings. The Museum features a collection of artifacts, historical film footage, and eyewitness testimonies which helps to bring this history to life. Other exhibitions include Remember the Children: Daniel's Story, which is designed for younger visitors and families. Elsewhere, the Museum focuses on history since the Holocaust with subjects such as the Nuremberg Trials and contemporary genocide. As a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, the Museum seeks to inspire people to confront hate, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
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    5925 Forest Ln
    Dallas, TX US
  • Dallas Contemporary
    Established: The museum has been free since [it was established in] 1978 Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Handicap Accessible: Yes Recommended Age Group: All Ages Pro Tip: Check out our murals on the side of the building and out around Dallas. Q&A with the Development Assistant What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? Dallas Contemporary is the only museum in Dallas with a street-art focus, commissioning over 10 murals throughout the Dallas area. What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of? Dallas Contemporary exhibits international, national, and regional artists in one space. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? Our memberships give Dallas Contemporary supporters priority seating at all Dallas Contemporary programs, discounted tickets for special events, discounts at local businesses, a subscription to the "dc dish"?the museum's monthly newsletter?and entry into our new member-only opening exhibition celebrations, and more.
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    161 Glass St
    Dallas, TX US
  • African American Museum
    The African American Museum debuted in 1974 as part of the Special Collections at the historically black Bishop College. An independent operation since 1979, the museum steadfastly preserves the artistic, cultural, and historical legacy of the African American community, particularly that of East Texas. The 38,000-square-foot ivory-stone building holds one of the United States' largest collections of African American folk art, complete with pieces from luminaries like Mose Tolliver and Sister Gertrude Morgan. Elsewhere in the museum?s quartet of permanent galleries, African masks, gold weights, and textiles share space with American fine art from the 1800s to the present, video kiosks, and vintage photographs depicting the eras of slavery, emancipation, and reconstruction. In addition to ongoing exhibitions, the African American Museum hosts temporary exhibits focusing on everything from lesbian families in the Deep South to winners of its National Black Art Competition. The museum?s events, meanwhile, include monthly concerts, annual jazz festivals, a kids' summer camp, and an invitational for black rodeo cowboys.
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    3536 Grand Ave.
    Dallas, TX US
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