The Roadtripper’s Guide to Art in Texas x Artsy

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Photo by Em Watson.

Photo by Em Watson.

While it’s no easy feat to clock in a road trip across Texas, it’s well worth the mileage for an art lover. April’s annual Dallas Art Fair is an opportune time for an art adventure throughout the state—but there’s no bad time to see art in Texas. World-class museums, galleries, nonprofits, private collections, and public art abound, including many institutions and organizations dedicated to promoting diversity, supporting emerging artists, and connecting local and international communities.

Below, we offer daylong agendas for Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Marfa to help you get the most out of Texas’s deep art offerings. As you plan your trip, keep in mind that many museums, galleries, and nonprofits are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and many tours and private collections require advance reservations. 


Known for its annual international art fair and serious collectors, Dallas is rich with high-quality public and private collections and younger programs that are focused on enriching cultural discourse and increasing diversity. A short drive away (around 40 minutes, without traffic), Fort Worth also boasts a vibrant art scene that should not be missed.

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