This extensive collection of Asian art located in the heart of the Dallas arts district feels less like a museum and more like a Japanese pagoda.
Step into the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art and you will instantly feel that you have been transported to the Far East. From its pagoda-like ambiance to its rich collection of Asian art, this museum is a unique fixture in the Dallas arts district.
Dallas couple Trammell and Margaret Crow bought their first piece of Asian art in the 1960s. Their collection soon bloomed to more than 4,000 pieces. View the Crow Collection of Art they founded to bridge the gap between East and West and make Asian art accessible to the general public.
Even the museum space is an homage to Asia. Built in the style of a pagoda, it welcomes visitors with the cascading Deified Laozi fountain at its entrance.
The collection is divided into three galleries. Start with the temporary visits in the Japanese-focused Gallery I, located on the first floor. Step outside to the Sculpture Garden, featuring an eclectic mix of sculptures ranging from a modern interpretation of Buddha to a pair of ancient guardian lions.
Gallery II, on the second floor, is dedicated to Chinese art. Don’t miss its extensive Jade Collection, featuring intricately carved creations.
Walk across the stunning glass sky bridge to Gallery III. Here, explore art from Southeast Asia and India. Inspect the massive carved sandstone Mughal wall and the pair of Indian gazebos.
For something to remember your visit, head across Olive Street to the Lotus Shop. The museum gift shop features a distinctive array of Asian gifts, cards, jewelry and more.
The museum does not charge an admission fee. However, donations are encouraged to assist with the site’s upkeep. Plan your visit for a Saturday afternoon to take advantage of free guided tours.
If you drive, parking is available for a fee in the Trammell Crow Center garage. You may also find metered street parking near the museum.
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is open daily except Mondays and major holidays. Enjoy an evening visit during extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.