Experience the best of the “Tex-Mex “culture and history on your next visit to Dallas-Fort Worth at these top attractions and exhibitions celebrating Mexican heritage.
Art, Community and Culture
The Dallas Museum of Art plays an integral role in offering culturally significant exhibits to Dallas year-round. Now through July 16, you can experience Mexico: 1900-1950 during its only stop in the US and see works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and more avant-garde artists of the 20th-century. Admission to this special exhibit is $16. You can purchase tickets online. Children 11 and under are free.
Dedicated to promoting the development and promotion of the Latino culture, the center offers festivals, events and gallery exhibits featuring local and regional artists that rotate often. Visit their calendar and find a variety of events and activities suitable for all ages.
The mystery and legend of the Mayan people come to life in this new, interactive exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Take a journey through an underground cave, excavate an ancient burial site and get the chance to build arches, decipher hieroglyphs and translate the Mayan calendar. The exhibit is offered in both English and Spanish, and runs through September 4. Don’t miss out on this chance to better understand one of the most advanced ancient civilizations.
Family-owned and operated since 1935, Joe T’s is one of the top places that come to mind when you think of “Tex-Mex” in DFW. It’s a Fort Worth staple and must-visit restaurant for it’s beautiful garden patio, incredible food, rich history and of course, the margaritas. Boasting a popular two-item menu of cheese enchiladas or chicken/steak/combo fajitas, this place is one of the busiest restaurants in DFW with the biggest family-style hospitality around. Opt to sit outside in the shaded gardens for the ultimate Joe T’s experience.
Artes de la Rosa is a local non-profit organization that manages Fort Worth’s only Hispanic theater company, The Rose Marine Theater or Teatro de la Rosa. Located in Fort Worth’s Northside area, Artes de la Rosa is legendary for presenting Spanish-language films as well as live stage performances to the public. Click here to find upcoming screenings and shows.
From critically-acclaimed plays to experimental works, at Cara-Mia you’ll find inspiring performing arts and accessible theatre that are reflective of the Mexican-American experience. Check their events calendar for upcoming shows and performances.
The art of folklórico (traditional, regional dancing with ballet influences) is the true expression of upholding the heritage and history of Mexico. And since 2008, instructors Román Ramírez and Freddy Cantú have been offering just that to the youth community in Fort Worth. From the intricate costumes, lively music and precious,talented dancers, a Ballet Folklórico performance is truly a sight to see. Check their events calendar for upcoming shows.