Lively with art, music, and culture, Dallas features unique works of art throughout the city. Explore downtown, Deep Ellum, and other premier neighborhoods to discover over 300 pieces of public art made by local and regional artists.
Located near the Deep Ellum light rail station, the Traveling Man is a series of three sculptures that tell the story of the neighborhood’s railway history. Artists Brandon Oldenburg and Brad Oldham created them after winning a contest sponsored by DART. Their mission was to replace the murals that once welcomed visitors to the area. The sculptures are made of polished metal sheets held together with rivets. They debuted in 2009, and hope to spark imagination and creativity for all.
Always on the lookout, the Eye stands thirty feet tall. Modeled after the artist’s blue eyes, it is very realistic with streaky red veins. The sculpture stands outside of the Joule Hotel and serves to echo pop culture elements and feelings of surveillance. To see more unique works, head inside the hotel where you’ll find Dan Ree’s “Shaker Peg” painting, Andy Warhol’s “Electric Chairs,” and so much more.
The original Texas Woofus was created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition. The statue was removed after becoming damaged in 1941, and mysteriously disappeared. David Newton made a recreation in 1998. This unique work is found at Fair Park and illustrates the indigenous animals of Texas. It features the mane and neck of a horse, a pig’s body, a sheep’s head, a turkey’s tail, a duck’s wings, and a pair of Texas longhorns.
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