The Crow Collection of Asian Art, more formally known as the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection, is a museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. This highly popular arts complex is located in the downtown Dallas arts district, one of the only galleries in the state dedicated to individual region’s showcases of Asian art from 1000 B.C to the 20th century. Groups will typically spend about an hour and a half exploring this Asian art hotspot, though if you add in personalized tours, lectures, or intense gift shop shopping you can make the stay a lot longer.
The Crow Collection first opened here in 1998 with the mission to ‘honor the vision, generosity of spirit, and celebrated tradition of Trammell and Margaret Crow’. Their love of the arts of Asia was contagious to those who knew them, and the community remembers fondly their impact on the culture of Dallas in general. By exhibiting, preserving, collecting, interpreting, and researching these works of art the museum has put together several different innovative programs and exhibitions, making this the perfect education meets interactive cultural experiences for your group.
Once inside you will see exhibits that are always changing, such as the current display of ‘Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asia’ and ‘City Between Two Seas: From Abbasid Court’. There are always public programs, school tours, adult tours, and community events happening, as well as daily classes, shopping, and field trip tours. School tours get to take part in a group tour, discussion, critical thinking activities, and close observation in order to deepen their understanding of Asian arts and culture. Be sure to check out any classes that may be happening during your stay, from yoga and mindfulness, to tai chi and Qigong. You will also need to be sure to stop by the award-winning Lotus shop, the onsite gift center with ‘impressive and distinct selections of gifts, homewares, jewelry, and books’.