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161 Glass St. Dallas, TX 75207 | Downtown & Deep Ellum | 214-821-2522
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Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events. Dallas Contemporary is a not-for-profit charity registered with the State of Texas and the Internal Revenue Service. Dallas Contemporary is equipped for visitors with special needs and wheelchair accessible. Parking spaces are reserved in the museum parking lot by the main entrance for disabled visitors. Personal photography is permitted in the Museum. No flash allowed. Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum. Please do not touch any art works.

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