To promote research into, dialogue about, and public participation in art and help reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last five thousand years.
Founded in 1903 as the Dallas Art Association, the museum initially exhibited its art in the Dallas Public Library before moving into the Free Public Art Gallery of Dallas in 1909 and a new building in 1936. Renamed the Dallas Museum of Art in 1984, DMA houses a permanent collection of more than twenty-two thousand works, ranging from to to art. The museum also offers programming for and , a variety of , and , as well as opportunities for artists.
Outstanding Web Features:
Visitors to the site can search a recently launched of DMA's entire permanent collection by keyword or browse by artist, materials, department, location, color, or date of the work. Each listing provides basic and background information about the piece, its location in the museum, and links to related works in the collection; more than half the listings also include high-resolution downloadable images. All images, data, and software created for the database are available to the public under "open access" licenses for free personal and educational use. Visitors also can follow the museum's blog "" for the latest news; sign up to receive e-mail ; learn how to at or the museum; or the museum's gift shop.