Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. Dallas Contemporary is committed to engaging the public through changing exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events.
The museum is located in a 37,000 square foot building in the Dallas Design District. Built in the 1950s, the building was used for a range of industrial purposes before being redesigned to fit the needs of the museum in 2010. Architect Edward M. Baum was responsible for renovating the space, transforming the structure into one of the largest art venues in the United States.