Walk through the Arts District as you uncover the beauty and complexity of the city’s architecture with a field expert

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See the city’s best public artworks as you walk to stunning buildings & famed museums with a professor of architectural history and theory

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What You'll Do

Architectural masters have flocked to the Dallas Arts District for decades, designing buildings and sculptures that encompass radical, innovative, and world-class visions. See the structures of the city in a new light with Charissa Terranova, a professor of architectural history and theory who’s equipped with more than 20 years of experience and a PhD from Harvard. While walking to the Dallas City Theatre, Arts Magnet, Nasher Sculpture Center, and more, you’ll soak up the beauty and intellectual savvy of game-changing firms and artists like OMA, Sir Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano.

  • Discover Eclectic and Revered Public Art
    Visit astonishing buildings and sculptural centers as you learn about famed and hidden architectural gems

  • Join a Maven of Architecture
    As a professor of art and architecture at UT at Dallas, Charissa knows the ins and outs of local and international creative scenes

Each event is capped at 20 participants; each event requires a minimum of 7 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Charissa Terranova Charissa Terranova
Professor of Architectural History and Theory

Those immersed in the art world know that you have to become deeply educated in both global and historical contexts to truly master the subject. Few have as well rounded of a perspective as Charissa Terranova, who’s worked in the field for more than 20 years in places like Paris, Vancouver, and eventually Dallas, where she currently shares her expertise with students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Having earned a PhD from Harvard in architectural history and theory, Charissa is an authority in the field, and she's convinced that the best thing about Dallas is its bustling contemporary art community.

Where You'll Meet

Groups meet at One Arts Plaza before embarking on a 90-minute tour of the Arts District.

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    Downtown Dallas

    1722 Routh Street

    Dallas, TX 75201

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