Museums and Theaters in Texas

Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas

Theater and opera houses

Bass Performance Hall in Frot Worth
The Bass Performance Hall in the city of Fort Worth was opened in 1998 and is considered the “crown jewel” of the city. The theater was built in the style of European opera houses and made of limestone. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater and the Fort Worth Opera play here. However, visitors can admire Broadway performances here. In total, the Bass Performance Hall can accommodate 2,056 visitors.

Contact 4th and Calhoun Streets
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Aztec Theater in San Antonio
The Aztec Theater in San Antonio was built in 1926 and is a good example of the construction of movie theaters of the golden 1920s. In 1989 the theater was closed. The Aztec Theater is located directly on the riverwalk and is one of the tourist highlights of the city of San Antonio.

Contact 104 North St.Mary’s
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Majestic Theater in San Antonio
The Majestic Theater in the city of San Antonio is the oldest and largest of its kind in San Antonio. It opened in 1929. Until 1989 the San Antonio Symphony also played here. The theater offers a total of 2,311 seats.

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Contact 208 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Wortham Theater Center in Houston
The Wortham Theater Center in the city of Houston was opened in 1987. There are 2 theaters in the theater center. The Brown Theater, with 2,405 seats, with opera and ballet performances and the Cullen Theater, with 1,100 seats, with smaller ballet performances and special events. The entrance area of ​​the Wortham Theater Center impresses visitors with its 27 m high glass arch even before the performance.

Contact 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002

Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston
The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in the city of Houston, also known as Jones Hall, was opened in 1966. The theater center takes up an entire block with its huge dimensions. The theater center is 8 stories high and has a facade of white Italian marble. There is another special feature inside. The ceiling, which consists of 800 hexagonal panels, can be raised and lowered to optimize the acoustics of the hall. A total of 2,908 visitors find a place here. The esse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is the venue for the Houston Symphony Orchestra, but it also hosts pop music concerts.

Contact 615 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in the city of Dallas was opened in 1989 and is considered the best concert hall in the world. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is the venue for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Dallas Wind Symphony. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center offers a total of 2,062 seats

Contact 2301 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin
The Long Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Austin was opened in 2008 and is therefore one of the fairly young theater centers. The Long Center for the Performing Arts is the venue for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera and the Ballet Austin. The Long Center for the Performing Arts actually consists of two theaters, the Michael and Susan Dell Hall, with 2,400 seats, and the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theater, with 229 seats.

Contact 701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

Julie Rogers Theater in Beaumont
The Julie Rogers Theater in the city of Beaumont was opened in 1928. The theater was built in the classicism style and was the Beaumont town hall before it became a theater. Today the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Beaumont Civic Opera, the Beaumont Civic Ballet and the Beaumont Ballet Theater play here. The Julie Rogers Theater offers a total of approximately 1,700 visitors.

Contact 701 Main Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701

Museums and exhibitions

Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art showed its first exhibition in 1909 under the name Free Public Art Gallery of Dallas. Since then the museum has moved several times and since 1984 the museum has been in the building in the Arts District. The museum’s collection comprises around 24,000 exhibits and is very impressive. The collection includes art objects from Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan times. There are also works of art from Africa, Asia, pre-Columbian art from Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the Pacific region. However, the greatest masterpieces can be assigned to European painting of the 19th and 20th centuries. These works come from artists such as Courbet, Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. So the museum is definitely worth a visit.

Contact 1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Menil Collection in Houston
The Menil Collection is located in a museum in the city of Houston and shows how the name suggests the collection of the founders John de Ménil and Dominique de Ménil. The museum opened in 1987. The collection specializes in 20th century art and has 15,000 exhibits. Masterpieces by René Magritte, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso can be found in the collection. Visitors can also find contemporary art and pop art and marvel at works by Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. But the biggest highlight is certainly the two Byzantine frescoes from the 13th century, housed in a separate building. These are the only ones of their kind on the American continent.

Contact 1515 Sul Ross Street
Houston, Texas 77006

Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Houston was opened in 1924. The museum has a huge collection of 56,000 exhibits. This makes the Houston Museum of Fine Arts the largest museum of art in all of Texas. The exhibits come from all over the world and range from ancient to modern. Up to 2.5 million visitors flock to the museum every year. Of particular importance are, for example, the Glassell Collection, gold works of art from Africa, Indonesia and pre-Columbian America, the collection of European paintings with works by Canal, de Goya, Corot and Turner. The modern collection has exhibits by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse and Warhol. Due to the large variety of exhibits, around 50 exhibitions are held each year.

Contact 1001 Bissonnet at Main
Houston, Texas 77005

Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston
The Contemporary Arts Museum in the city of Houston is dedicated to modern art and was founded in 1948. The museum has been housed in a steel building since 1970 and is well worth seeing. Since the museum itself does not have its own collection, it tends to provide space for the artists and their works. Nevertheless, it has an extremely good reputation. The museum also offers courses for those interested.

Contact 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston Texas 77006

National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg
The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, named after Prince Frederick of Prussia (1794 – 1863), was founded in 1969 and covers an area of ​​approximately 24,300 m². Initially, the museum focused on the history of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, but from 2000, the museum became more and more devoted to what happened in the Pacific during World War II. The Japanese Garden, which the Japanese government donated for the museum’s 130th birthday, is particularly beautiful.

Contact 340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum in the city of Dallas was founded in 1989 and is therefore one of the younger museums. The name Sixth Floor Museum comes from the fact that the museum is located on the sixth floor (Sixth Floor) of the historic Dallas County Administration Building. The museum is dedicated to the life and history of John F. Kennedy, so it comes as no surprise that the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building is where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy from.

Contact 411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202