Dallas, Texas. Home of the big hair, big oil, and big egos. A town so big ever Bill Parcells could fit in. The New York Times has a round up on Dallas that has a great deal of information on this fine city. I have to admit, growing up a NY Giants fan, I have always been biased against Dallas, but it may be worth a field trip on of these days. Here are a few reasons to go now to Dallas.
WHY GO NOW With the unveiling of the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2003, this year’s eyebrow-raising bequest of three major private collections to the Dallas Museum of Art and the announcement of plans for a Rem Koolhaas-designed Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas finally has cultural draws to eclipse Southfork and the Kennedy assassination for good. Long a shopping and foodie draw for Southwestern visitors, Dallas is now attracting international art connoisseurs, who formerly bypassed Big D’s offerings in favor of Fort Worth and Marfa. The Dallas Arts District has created a focal city center out of a once-decrepit downtown. And gallery openings have become high-profile social events. Yet Dallas maintains an equal appreciation for high and low: getting a “Howdy” from Big Tex, the Texas State Fair’s 52-foot talking cowboy mascot, has been a popular pastime every fall since he appeared in 1952.
So round em up cowboys, and head on over to Dallas. You may have a great time.