Dallas Art Sculpture Assassination and ribs
Trip Start Sep 30, 2010
115Trip End Jan 26, 2011
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We spent the day in the Arts District. The blog photos show us variously at the Museum of Art, the Crow Collection and the Nasher Sculpture Museum. We used Dallas' DASH trolley to get around from place to place and the old tram to see around a bit - during its restoration electricals were sourced from the Melbourne tram system.
The museum of Art included an exhibition of 13th century alabaster french mourners and African masks (http://www.dm-art.org)
The Crow museum had a wonderful exhibition of Tibetan photographs, and also three Buddhist monks were making a Mandala sand painting. Tim and Berenice had seen this exhibit several years ago in Armidale, but the kids hadn't. See http://www.dallasartnews.com/2010/09/tibetan-buddhist-monks-return-to-crow-collection-of-asian-art/
Last of all we visited the 6th floor Museum. This museum is in the old school book dispensary building (where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the shot) and is dedicated to the events of the Kennedy Assassination. It is very well done and each of us enjoyed it and is now better informed.
At the end of all of that we thought a Texan dinner would be in order. We asked at the museum where there was somewhere we could eat, and discovered we were just near the Market Street restaurant strip, so Eliza finally had the ribs dinner she wanted. The food was great, but Sebastian found the level of Jalepeno chilli was more than he really wanted.
Most of our motels have offered breakfasts, but that is usually just donuts or pastries and cawfee. Our Dallas motel has the full hot breakfast and fresh fruit options, so we're much happier! Also we were able to get our washing done, so the domestics are in order. There are apparently several big games (baseball and hockey and college football) in Dallas and Fort Worth this weekend, and there are numerous fans in fan colours staying where we are.