Discover Dallas, Pre-Conference
Cathedral Tour and Visit to the Dallas Arts District
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$30.00 per person (includes transportation, snack and tour)
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe tour will offer some Religious, Historical, Architectural, Ethnic/Cultural information regarding the Cathedral. Guests will have an opportunity to visit the gift shop. Confessions at 11:30 am and Mass at 12:00 Noon. http://www.cathedralguadalupe.org
Venture out to the Dallas Arts District for lunch at one of the many dining options, museums, performances and exhibits. Click here for a visitor’s guide.
The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation.
Starting in the 1970s the city of Dallas hired a series of consultants to determine how the city could best house its arts and cultural institutions. In 1978 the consultants recommended that Dallas take the scattered major arts institutions from across the city and move them all together. The northeast end of downtown presented itself as the best location for this new conglomerate of institutions. Soon a lively mix of cultural and commercial destinations popped up, effortlessly blending contemporary and historic architecture.
In 1984 the Dallas Museum of Art, designed by Edward Larabee Barnes, opened as the first institution in the newly made District. Through the next 20 years, the development of the Arts District continued with the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect I.M. Pei (1989); the Crow Collection of Asian Art in the existing Trammell Crow Center (1998); the Nasher Sculpture Center, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano (2003) and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, recently opening a new addition designed by Brad Cloepfil (2008). The relocation of the major art institutions was complete In 2009, with the opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. With the openings of Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall), Klyde Warren Park and The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in 2012, the District continues to meet its goals of being a hive for artistic and educational life by encouraging each visitor to explore their creative side.