Museums in Irving, TX host fascinating exhibits all year round, making museum visits one of the top things to do in the city. We’ve highlighted a few Irving museums and some upcoming exhibitions for you to explore.
Irving Arts Center
The Irving Arts Center is the primary hub for the arts in Irving. This stunning Smithsonian-affiliate institution is home to dozens of rotating exhibits every year, a sprawling sculpture garden, and intimate performance theaters.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Irving Art Center’s current exhibitions include “Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free, Works By Brett Dyer,” which examines the works of the Texas artist. Dyer is an award-winning artist and teacher based in Dallas who has won several mural competitions. His paintings are typically full or colors, prints, and silhouettes. The exhibition runs through July 28.
The “2019 IAA Winners Exhibit” features the works of Irving Art Association’s 63rd Annual Juried Membership Show. This year’s IAA show featured submissions from 37 members who created a total of 101 pieces of art and photography. Check out the best of these entries from July 13 to August 25.
Another upcoming exhibit featuring the works of local artists is the “19th Annual Art Connection Members’ Show.” Members of Art Connection, a visual arts program, were invited to submit works on the theme of “Who/What Rocks Your World,” and the exhibit will feature their entries. Prizes will be awarded for categories such as Youth, Non-Professional, and Professional with an overall Best of Show” prize also awarded. Admire works from participants in this program on display from July 27 to August 24.
Enjoy an outdoor museum experience of sorts by making a point to visit the famous Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture, and then head over to the Marble Cows Sculptures, about a five-minute drive away, to see even more public art.
The Ruth Paine House is another Irving museum that should be on your list. Spend some time in the home that has been meticulously restored to its 1963 appearance, the time and place where JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, spent the night before going on to carry out his dreadful act the next day. It’s a slice of JFK history you don’t want to miss.
Also, be sure to check the calendar for Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. This art space hosts dozens of exhibitions every year featuring local, regional, and national artists.
Coming soon to Irving, look out for the new Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) opening up this year. Housed in the former Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., the 22,000-square-foot museum will be a reflection of the city and its history. Look forward to the Smithsonian affiliate museum featuring permanent and temporary exhibits, an audio recording studio to capture the stories of residents, a community space, and the state’s first Smithsonian Spark!Lab, an interactive lab for kids to explore problem solving.
Four Seasons Resort And Club Dallas at Las Colinas
While not exactly a museum, the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas houses some very appealing golf memorabilia that any true golf fan must see. Explore the Hall of Champions to admire Texas golf legend Byron Nelson’s trophies and memorabilia. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years as a competitor, announcer, and ambassador of the sport, the collection is impressive with personal photos, winning balls from the 1939 U.S. Open Championship and 1942 Masters Tournament, a Ryder Cup captain’s ring, and more. Nearby, explore the wall of fame where you'll find photos of all the past winners of the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.