Museums (*marks those closest to hotel)
African American Museum of Life and Culture (3536 Grand Avenue); $10. Located in Fair Park, an Art Deco monument in its own right created for the Texas Centennial Exhibition in 1936. Near DART Green Line, but probably easier to Uber or Lyft.
*Crow Museum of Asian Art (2010 Flora Street, in the Arts District); free.
*Dallas Museum of Art (171 N. Harwood ); free. Members of INCS may be interested in Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist ($16), and its supporting free exhibition from its permanent collection, Women Artists in Europe from Monarchy to Modernism.
Meadows Museum of Art, on the SMU campus (5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205). One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain; sculptures by twentieth-century masters. Free Thursday evening from 5-10 pm (that is, the same evening as the conference welcome); otherwise $12 general admission; $4 with student ID; $10 for senior citizens. Members of INCS may be interested in its exhibit Fortuny: Friends and Followers.
*Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora Street, in the Arts District). Modern and contemporary sculpture; lovely outdoor sculpture garden. $5 for students and educators with ID.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in the West End (411 Elm Street; 3 stops on any Dart Train from Pearl/Arts District Station to West End Station). $18; for an extra dollar and to avoid the wait, purchase a “timed entry” ticket in advance.
Klyde Warren Park, a deck park over the Woodall Rogers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets. Food trucks most days, 11-3; a nice urban outdoor space.
The Dallas Opera at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora Street, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center), featuring Puccini’s La Bohème, Wednesday, March 20, and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora Street); Lionel Bringuier conducting a program featuring Hélène Grimaud (Beethoven Piano Concerto #4 and works by Maurice Ravel. Tickets available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Click here to purchase tickets.
Other sites of specifically nineteenth-century (local) interest:
Dallas Heritage Village , an “immersive” experience in nineteenth-century Dallas life (1515 South Harwood, in The Cedars; probably best to Uber or Lyft.)
Old Red Museum (100 South Houston Street, in the West End–close to the Sixth Floor Museum). Dallas history. $10, $8 with student ID or over 65.