Duh. How could the Dallas Museum of Art NOT be one of my favorite spots? For starters, it's a great museum. For second starters, general admission is free. I have no problem paying at art museums, but some charge $20+ for general admission for non-members and I'm not rich, plus the whole point of art (in my opinion) is to share it with others. Putting a price tag on viewing the work restricts it to people with disposable incomes and that isn't everyone. Art is for all.
Art has always been important to me - when I was in elementary school I opened up an art market in the middle of the kitchen floor with a poorly labeled cardboard box and just one piece of kindergarten-level artwork to sell. As a young adult I went through a lot of stuff that no human should be subjected to, and half that are don't make it through. Lot's of ugliness. During these times my solace was in art. With art there are no right or wrongs. There are only ideas, emotions, and experiences. Art lets you jump into a different world the way books do. I'm sooo glad that this museum is free because that is something I needed in my earlier years, free access to experience artwork. This is such a huge win in my book that I try to visit the DMA every trip through Dallas.
But seriously, it's a really great museum. With four floors, a sculpture garden and expertly curated special exhibits you can't go wrong. They have literally all kinds of work, there is something for everyone here and they have a really cool area for creating artwork (it is built for kids but it is not a kid zone in the typical sense, it's basically a hands-on art area where anyone can create). An added perk of the DMA is how GORGEOUS the museum is, overall. I'm specifically in love with the sculpture garden and after my first trip here this location landed on my wedding bucket list. I would give almost anything to be able to shoot bridal portraits in the sculpture garden. I didn't create too many photos on my last trip there but here are a few of them! And get your butt over there to view some artwork (no, this isn't an advertisement, I'm not getting paid, I seriously just love them)!
Images were shot with my Canon A1 using Portra 800 film, developed by the Digital Pro Lab in San Antonio.