Arlington Arts & Culture
Arlington has so much to offer when it comes to arts and cultural things to do. From the visual and performing arts to museums and historical sites, there is something to satisfy everyone when visiting Arlington.
The Heart of Art
The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA) showcases exciting and culturally significant exhibits that inspire and captivate visitors from all over the world. Located in downtown Arlington, the AMA is a staple of the city’s arts scene. The museum boasts a variety of exhibits on a rotating basis. Past exhibits include the art of Salvador Dalí, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. The AMA has also partnered with Arlington Independent School District to feature artwork by local students for an entire month every year. Stroll through the four floors of the museum and be stimulated, challenged, and enlightened.
Exploring the University of Texas at Arlington campus? The Gallery at UT Arlington is a must-see. Located in the Fine Arts building, The Gallery features eclectic artwork by renowned artists in a variety of mediums, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, and even performance art. Artwork by students in the Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts programs are featured throughout the year as well. Let the work of aspiring and innovative artists move you as you explore this impressive venue. Admission is free and The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday during the fall and spring semesters. Summer hours are by appointment only, and the museum is closed on university holidays.
Let the Music Move You
If music is life, you must check out a concert at Levitt Pavillion. Featuring over 50 free concerts every year, Levitt Pavilion is the place where you can sit out under the stars and listen to a variety of music including country, jazz, folk, blues, soul, and much more. Grab a blanket or a lawn chair, pack a cooler with snacks and drinks, and get ready to rock the night away. During the summer, Levitt Pavilion also offers Family Movie Night. Getting cozy on the lawn and watching a family-friendly movie on a warm, summer night makes for a fun and memorable evening.
For a classic concert experience, visit the Arlington Music Hall. Opened in 1950 as a movie theater, the Arlington Music Hall is an iconic piece of the city’s history. A variety of iconic musicians have performed there, including Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Money, and Rick Springfield. Leann Rimes even got her start on the stage of the Arlington Music Hall. Located in vibrant downtown, a night on the town at the Arlington Music Hall is essential for any visitor.
The Next Frontier
Explore the universe at the University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium. The 60-foot diameter dome and state-of-the-art Digistar 5 DLP Projection System allows the audience to have the ultimate viewing experience of the stars, planets, and even galaxies. You can also watch one of their animated shows where you will be transported at light speed to amazing worlds. Go on a wild safari, take a trip through the human body, or explore the complexities of black holes all from the comfort of cozy, reclining seats.