Dallas Museum of Art

214-922-1200
1717 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
access@DallasMuseumofArt.org

Location

1717 N. Harwood Street
75201 Dallas , TX
United States
Phone: 214-922-1200
Texas US
Welcome to the Dallas Museum of Art. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions, groundbreaking educational programs, and encyclopedic collection. The Museum welcomes more than a half-million visitors annually and engages people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs year-round and one out every two visitors to the Museum engages in some kind of program or activity to deepen their connection to the art. At the heart of Museum’s programming is its encyclopedic collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. In 2008, the Museum opened the Center for Creative Connections, a ground-breaking space devoted to presenting interactive experiences with art for all generations and learning styles to explore.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Wheelchair parking is available in the Museum's parking garage located on Levels P1, P2, and P3. There are 3-4 spaces on each level of the garage, right next to the elevators.
Main Entrance: 
At the Hamon Street entrance, there are no steps and there is an accessible door with an automatic open button.
Accessible Entrance: 
There is an elevator availble from the parking garage to access the Hamon Street entrance. Both the Flora Street and the Ross Street entrances are accessible and do not have steps. All of the Museum entrances are ADA compatible. We recommend dropping off and picking up visitors with special needs at the Main Entrance (north side of the Museum).
Café / Restaurant: 
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available: 
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Services Desk.
Children’s Backpack Carriers: 
Backpacks and other large carriers may be left at the Museum’s Coat Check, located just under the stairs near the Main Entrance.
Accessible Restrooms: 
All restrooms are accessible
Family/Unisex Restroom: 
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location: 
Family/Unisex restrooms are available on level M1 and is accessible by elevator.
Service Animals: 
Allowed
Sitting Area Location: 
Sitting areas are located near the Atrium Cafe, in the Center for Creative Connections, and benches are available throughout the Museum's galleries.
Portable Chairs: 
Portable stools are available in the Center for Creative Connections.
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
All of us at the Dallas Museum of Art want to help you make the most of your visit. If you have any special needs, please call Visitor Services at 214-922-1803 during Museum hours. All of the Museum’s public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. If you are hearing impaired, the Museum offers amplified hearing aids for lectures and other programs. These can be picked up at the Visitor Services Desk. Please call in advance so that we can ensure availability.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Audio guides
Audio guides that are T-coil compatible and have volume control
Neck loops and headsets
Audio guides featuring recorded verbal descriptions
Audio guides that can be accessed via cell phone
Audio guide transcripts
Staff members trained in sighted guide technique
Other Resources: 
The Museum has smART phone tours that are available to visitors. Bring your own web-enabled device (such as an iPhone or Blackberry) to the Museum to access new and interactive content. If you do not have your own device, a limited number of iPod Touches can be checked out free of charge at the Visitor Services Desks.
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits: 
Tactile and multisensensory components are availalbe in the Center for Creative Connections, and occaisionally in special exhibitions. The Center for Creative Connections is a unique 12,000-square-foot learning environment in the center of the Museum that provides interactive encounters with original works of art and artists for visitors of all ages. For more information about the Center for Creative Connections, please visit: http://www.dm-art.org/CenterforCreativeConnections/About/index.htm
Audio Exhibits: 
Bring your own web-enabled device (such as an iPhone or Blackberry) to the Museum to access new and interactive content. If you do not have your own device, a limited number of iPod Touches can be checked out free of charge at the Visitor Services Desks.For more information about the smART phone tours, please visit: http://www.dm-art.org/View/smARTphoneTours/index.htm
Large-Print Materials: 
Large print materials of the audio guide are available at the Visitor Services Desks.
Transcripts: 
Transcripts of the audio guide are available at the Visitor Services Desks.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Description: 
The Dallas Museum of Art offers various programming for visitors with special needs. Each month, a program designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers is offered. Meaningful Moments includes a gallery discussion, an interactive component, and an art-making activity in the Art Studio. Participants will have the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration. The Museum offers events for children with autism and their families four times annually. The Dallas Museum of Art’s Autism Awareness Family Celebrations provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism and show them how they can have a successful visit to the Museum with their child on the Autism Spectrum. Pre-registered families can visit the Museum free of charge and enjoy the Museum’s Center for Creative Connections before the Museum opens to the public. To download a social narrative about visiting the DMA, please visit: http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Family/AccessPrograms/index.htm Every October, in recognition of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, the Dallas Museum of Art offers programming that is accessible to visitors with vision impairment. We are currently in the process of planning year-round programming for individuals who have vision impairment. Access programming at the DMA requires pre-registration. For more information, or to request an experience at the Museum for a visitor with a disability, please email access@DallasMuseumofArt.org or call 214-922-1251.
Our Access Programs Use: 
Touch objects (replicas, facsimiles, props)
Verbal descriptions
Art-making activities
Drama and movement
Music and sound
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from: 
http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Family/AccessPrograms/index.htm
To join our mailing list or receive a newsletter/access newsletter: 
access@DallasMuseumofArt.org
Media
Media showcasing programs available for visitors with disabilities: 
http://artandseek.net/2010/10/25/dma-offers-meaningful-moments-to-those-with-alzheimers/
Other Programs for Audiences with Diverse Needs: 
Visitors with Alzheimer's and visitors with autism