A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: NOVEMBER 26-29

9:00 AM
Drawing people from all over the country each year, the Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition. Whether you choose a 5K or 8-Mile Fun Run, start your Thanksgiving by making an impact on the lives of individuals in the Dallas area – with the whole family. Sponsored by Downtown Dallas, Inc. the Turkey Trot VIP Tent will be an exclusive area set up for those who have VIP Access Passes, right on the grounds of the event. Featuring breakfast and coffee to keep you warm and toasty all morning long, as well as a private restroom, the VIP Tent will be situated at the corner of Akard and Ross. 
Dallas City Hall Plaza | 1.4 mi from Museum Tower

5:00 PM
Gather ‘round the table with the family at Fearing’s this Thanksgiving with a three-course holiday menu. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner service will be between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To make your reservation, please call 214.922.4848.
Fearing’s Restaurant | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

6:00 PM
Thanksgiving on Turtle Creek
Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
A lavish meal at the Mansion is an excellent way to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Exquisite creations and premiere service make The Mansion Restaurant on Turtle Creek one of Dallas’ finest. Contemporary American cuisine with French influences reveals the brilliance of simplicity by using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Call 214.443.4747 to schedule your reservation.
The Mansion on Turtle Creek | 1.2 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre – a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is a luxurious climate-controlled, world-class theatre-tent. Combining intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, and actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, Peter Pan 360 brings J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.
Threesixty Theatre at the Spire | 0.5 mi from Museum Tower

10:00 AM
Enjoy the Perot Museum’s latest exhibition with the family this weekend. Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence explores Earth’s extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the glowing deep-sea fish and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Move through a series of re-created environments to explore bioluminescence – extraordinary organisms that generate light through a chemical reaction.

9:00 AM
Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of the holiday season. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House lavishly decorated for the holidays with 500 crèches from around the world.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | 7.4 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
A critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, A Christmas Carol, presented by the Dallas Theater Center, is a must-see. The Dallas Morning News proclaimed this transcendent, all-ages musical treat “socially conscious… and theatrically spectacular.” As Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre, the audience will be surrounded by magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, bringing this timeless story to vivid new life.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

Monday, November 23, 2015

Elevated Entertaining

In the heart of the Arts District, Museum Tower residents are already in the spirit of the season. Several families will host formal Thanksgiving dinners for intimate groups of 10 or 20 or choose to host a gathering of 50+ on the Terrace Great Lawn.
 At Museum Tower, homeowners can enjoy a lifestyle that facilitates elegant, effortless entertaining in magnificently designed spaces. With the on-site Director of Resident Relations, Tanya Mendenhall, dedicated to making luxurious entertaining a reality, holiday gatherings are nothing short of extraordinary.

Our common areas make hosting friends and business associates exceptionally easy. Whether residents want to host an intimate meal or large company party, Museum Tower staff alleviates the pressure of the catering process. Dedicated to fostering great relationships with the best caterers and acclaimed chefs in town, Museum Tower ensures your party will be carefully appointed, down to each delightful bite.
 Holidays like Thanksgiving are meant to be enjoyed with family and close friends. Out of town guests feel right at home in the beautiful suites available at Museum Tower. Over the holiday season, homeowners and guests will sip champagne and savor inspired bites while lights twinkle all around the elevated neighborhood as a warm welcome to the city.

“Our owners live and entertain in a very sophisticated way,” says Mendenhall. “And it’s our pleasure to make it easy to live an extraordinary life.”

For a private tour, call our visit our sales center. 1918 N. Olive Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. MuseumTowerDallas.com. 214954-1234. info@MuseumTowerDallas.com.

Owners at Museum Tower enjoy a lifestyle that extends beyond the expected to the extraordinary. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: November 20-22

12:00 PM
Courtesy of DFW World Affairs Council
Last year, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport registered 63,421,235 airplane passengers, many flying across oceans and continents. In 1903, there was one airplane passenger in the entire world - he flew for 12 seconds and traveled 120 feet.

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning David McCullough who will discuss the dynamics and personalities that led to Orville Wright's first brief flight at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, N.C. The entertaining McCullough focuses on a topic that takes readers to historical heights in 1903 unbeknown to what would come in aviation. McCullough has been speaking to sold-out audiences across the country about his research and discoveries through writing his current best-seller, The Wright Brothers.
Frontiers of Flight Museum | 5.0 mi from Museum Tower

James Gill - Judy Garland Photo courtesy of Samuel Lynne Galleries
Samuel Lynne Galleries will present the opening reception for artist James Francis Gill’s latest exhibition, When the World Went POP! Instead of merely depicting images from advertisements and the media, Gill uses his works to represent prominent emotions and ideas associated with popular culture. This innovative approach to creation sets him apart from his fellow artists. During his illustrious career, Gill has demonstrated the ability to adapt his style to reflect modern sensibilities, while simultaneously staying true to the fundamental elements of the Pop Art movement.

The paintings in Gill’s upcoming exhibition When the World Went POP! reflect the interplay between realism and abstraction, while simultaneously bringing Pop Art into the present. Over the years, Gill has established his own technique combining mixed media with more traditional paint application. His paintings continue to be rich in the vibrant colors and thought-provoking irony common to the Pop Art movement, but his current process adds a modern awareness to these depictions. In the past, Gill’s contemporaries conceded that his art reflected both qualities of a contemporary consciousness and a classical tradition. His upcoming exhibition continues to be at once relevant and classic in this way.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 11, 2016.
Samuel Lynn Galleries | 1.3 mi from Museum Tower

2:00 PM
Take the Museum Tower car over to the Winspear Opera House to enjoy the last performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, presented by the Dallas Opera.

It’s not enough to live for art when the winds of change threaten to radically reshape the political landscape. Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera, one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions.

Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

Courtesy of Dallas Opera

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Surround Yourself in Excitement

Imagine being able to step out onto your spacious veranda and marvel at the cosmopolitan ambiance of streets filled with Dallasites enjoying the multitude of events #NearbyMuseumTower. Create a custom agenda at a moment’s notice when you live in the heart of the city.

The convenience of strolling just a few blocks to join friends and neighbors as they enjoy a mid-week, after-work drink or taking the Museum Tower car to dinner at the latest addition to the Dallas dining scene, Americano at The Joule.

How about an early morning Pilates session in a studio that opens to a serene Zen garden or a weekend afternoon spent playing bocce ball on your own manicured court?  As the suns sets on the horizon of your balcony, might we suggest an al fresco dinner with family and friends on a beautifully appointed patio?

Museum Tower owners live a life surrounded by the greatest of outdoor spaces, music and performing arts venues and cultural collections. The vibrant area of Dallas surrounding Museum Tower is home to endless entertaining options during the holiday season.

Combine these inviting spaces with an iconic, Scott Johnson-designed building and luxury amenities and services, and it’s clear that Museum Tower owners embrace a cosmopolitan lifestyle that is unparalleled in opportunity and innovation—much like the city that surrounds them.

“Museum Tower is becoming home to the forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and those who have always written their own stories.” says Steve Sandborg, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Museum Tower. “They are people who want to experience the world from a 360˚ point of view and have their home support that spirit of adventure.”

Monday, November 16, 2015


When you opt to go vertical, location remains a paramount concern. You might be leaving your neighborhood behind — or below, as the case may be — but you can still recreate a neighborhood experience, choosing just the right spot and in doing so, creating a new point of view.

Things to consider when selecting your luxury home include:  lighting, views, selecting a corner or center condo — and, of course, which floor you should choose.

“We have found that clients and residents really enjoy the adventure of discovering their perfect view,” said Ilene Christ of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “Just like choosing the perfect lot in a neighborhood, homeowners want to enjoy what they see when they look out the window or step out onto the balcony.”

From dewy mornings to dreamy, glowing sunsets, floor-to-ceiling windows give you breathtaking views no matter the time of day. Each morning, you lock up and leave, glancing at the skyline for a burst of inspiration as the city begins its day. As the workday winds down and office lights shimmer, the night lights up with lone star colors. Dazzling views of the night sky grace your home daily.

It’s all about perspective: East or West? Your choice depends on whether you are a morning or evening person. High-rise living at Museum Tower is completely customizable. Only you can pick the sky view that sings to your senses.

From any angle, Museum Tower’s spectacular views showcase vibrant, sophisticated living.

Friday, November 13, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: November 13-15

This 4-day festival at the Angelika, chaired by Tanya and Pete Foster with honorary chairs Margaret and Syd Carter, showcases films about the U.S. armed forces, followed by conversations with decorated veterans from the films.
Angelika Film Center Dallas | 3.9 mi from Museum Tower

11:30 AM
The 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will celebrate 30 years of philanthropy and recognize those making exceptional contributions to the community, including:
                Outstanding Philanthropist — Cecilia and Garrett Boone
                Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Nancy Strauss Halbreich
                Outstanding Fundraising Executive — James N. Falk, CFRE
                Outstanding Foundation — The Moody Foundation
                Outstanding Corporation — JPMorgan Chase
                Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
                Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Kendall Deitch
Special Recognition Award — Scott Murray
Hyatt Regency Dallas | 1.7 mi from Museum Tower

7:00 PM
NTX Beer Week presents the 2015 Brewer’s Ball – the chance to rub elbows with craft beer elite. The ball will feature national and local breweries as well as bites from local beer-centric restaurants. Members from the Dallas Opera will perform traditional opera and drinking songs from around the globe.
Renaissance Dallas Hotel | 2.5 mi from Museum Tower
7:00 PM
Wine down with Cook Hall and enjoy a delicious four-course meal crafted by Chef Vijay Sadhu. Each course will be be paired with a different wine from around the world.
Cook Hall | 0.7 mi from Museum Tower

8:00 PM
Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network’s Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, and Giada in Italy; a judge on Food Network Star; a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show; editor-in-chief of a weekly digital magazine, Giada and author of seven New York Times bestselling books.
Joined by a moderator, Giada will share her inspiration for her newest cookbook, Happy Cooking, followed by an audience Q&A.
Majestic Theatre | 0.7 mi from Museum Tower

8:00 AM
SIX:02’s second annual It’s Your Time 6K race benefits the Dallas-based charity The Family Place, which empowers victims of family violence in Dallas by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills to foster independence.
Enjoy the race with music and refreshments. In addition, 6K participants are invited to a complimentary post-race pampering at the “Sweaty to Ready” salon near the finish line. The "Sweaty to Ready" salon will be providing the opportunity for each runner to get a spa treatment: Up-do, Makeup Refresh, Polish Change, or Massage.
Klyde Warren Park | Just outside Museum Tower

6:00 PM
Cinq Gallery in the Dallas Design District presents Rodolfo Choperena’s new solo show, The Fine Line.
Choperena’s work is best described as abstracted photography: representational yet complicated by the obscuring and absenting of the subject. By inducing movement and manually manipulating subjects and light sources, Choperena provokes a figurative tableau into abstraction. Every shot, every video, is the evidence of a performance. The acts of montage and manipulation are performed in camera, and movement is his primary performative act. By maneuvering the camera’s placement, aperture and exposure settings in relation to color fields, landscapes, light sources, precipitation and seascapes, the artist’s work pushes the boundaries of perception, creating organic, lyrical free forms. The resultant images are the reinterpretation of the original subject. Striations shift in varying intervals and rhythms, alternately compressing and expanding positive and negative space. However obscured, each composition retains a firm representational vantage point—host to personal objects and scenario manipulations. Each image is a direct reflection of his ever-changing environment.
Cinq Gallery, Design District | 1.1 mi from Museum Tower

7:00 PM
Fashion Group International of Dallas presents a glamorous night of fashion, celebrating honoree Prabal Gurung with proceeds benefitting the FGI of Dallas Scholarship Program.
Fashion Industry Gallery | 0.4 mi from Museum Tower
7:00 PM
The Best Buddies Dallas Gala will feature a gourmet dinner, live auction and a private concert. Patty and Bobby Nail will serve as Honorary Chairs, while Tara and Bill Durham and Jan and Jeff Rich serve as Co-Chairs to help support Best Buddies endeavors in Texas.
Ritz Carlton | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

1:30, 5:30 PM
Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre – a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is a luxurious climate-controlled, world-class theatre-tent. Combining intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, and actors in dazzling flying sequences 40 feet in the air, Peter Pan 360 brings J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.
Conceived by an award-winning creative team, the beloved family tale will capture the imagination of adults and children alike.
The Spire | 0.5 mi from Museum Tower

2:00 PM
Dallas Opera presents Great Scott . Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that greatness is truly a matter of heart.
Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

8:00 PM
Knife at The Highland Dallas continues its Sunday Cinema Series, a culinary-themed film program, with Sideways.
Tickets are $35 per person and are inclusive of gratuity. $10 of each ticket sold will benefit the Dallas Film Society in support of bringing film, filmmakers and film education to the Dallas area.
For more information or to purchase tickets please call Knife at 214-443-9339.
Knife Dallas | 3.7 mi from Museum Tower 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday Evenings at Museum Tower

Imagine returning to Love Field after a business trip and having your bags taken from the Museum Tower car to your private residence as you head straight to Happy Hour. At the Terrace Lounge, your favorite bartender is already pouring your signature drink while you are chatting with friends and neighbors, sharing recent adventures.

It must be Thursday evening at Museum Tower.

Each week, as the business day comes to a close, residents and their friends gather for what has now become a “neighborhood” tradition—an incredible happy hour with special cocktails, delicious food and lively music all overlooking beautiful green space at Museum Tower’s Terrace Lounge.

“It’s become a standing appointment for many of our residents,” says Tanya Mendenhall, Director of Resident Relations. “It’s such a fun way to wind down the week and catch up with neighbors. We usually have over 30 residents and guests come by.”

Events like Dom Pérignon tastings and demonstrations by award-winning chefs, such as Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun, consistently cycle through the Museum Tower social calendar.

In this premier residence located in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant city center, your home extends beyond four walls to include beautifully designed gathering spaces where neighbors meet for a pre-theatre cocktail or a glamorous charity auction.

“Our residents expect everything to be exciting and wonderful,” says Mendenhall. “It’s our pleasure to create events where they can truly enjoy life in this incredible setting.”

Located at 1918 Olive Street, Museum Tower invites you to experience the extraordinary. Visit museumtowerdallas.com for information on elevated living in the heart of Dallas.

The Terrace Lounge at Museum Tower welcomes residents and their guests each Thursday for a fantastic Happy Hour.

Friday, November 6, 2015


10:00 AM
William Noble Trunk Show with Italian Jewelry Designer VAID
William Noble Rare Jewels will present a trunk show with VAID, the exquisite Rome-based jewelry house that will showcase its chic and stylish Italian-made jewelry. VAID is known for its creativity in design and compelling use of color. Its elegant, modern statement pieces are perfect to be worn every day. Enjoy champagne as you browse the William Noble Rare Jewels showroom.
Highland Park Village | 4.5 mi from Museum Tower

7:00 PM
Women’s Business Council – Southwest 20th Anniversary Celebration
The 20th Anniversary Celebration will honor the progress that WBCS has made over the last two decades and the members who make it possible. Featuring gourmet food, cocktails, casino games, a live auction, and live entertainment by Emerald City, this event celebrates the nonprofit that has been helping women-owned business flourish, facilitating and strengthening opportunities between women-owned businesses, corporate America and the government.
AT&T Stadium | 20 mi from Museum Tower

8:00 PM
TITAS Presents Akram Khan Company

British born and of Bangladeshi decent, Khan is celebrated internationally for stunningly crafted works that demand the audience’s attention. Taking you to new and unexpected places through themes and exploration, his work is thoughtful, provocative and surprising. A masterwork of artistic alliance, Kaash is a stunning collaboration with famed artist Anish Kapoor and composer Nitin Sawhney.
Dallas City Performance Hall | 0.4mi from Museum Tower

10:00 AM
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Adventure Asia: Chalo!
Diwali is the Indian festival of lights celebrated worldwide. It marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates one’s inherent inner light. Come for an illuminating day filled with activities that play on the dark and the light, including cyanotype prints and kaleidoscopes. Then kick off your shoes and enjoy a traditional Bollywood Class and Diwali Stick Dance.
Crow Collection of Asian Art | 0.1 mi from Museum Tower

6:00 PM
Art For Advocacy Preview & Auction Party
The art-chic live auction event improving the lives of abused children in Dallas through the transformative power of art therapy, drawing in 100 local and regional artists.
Fashion Industry Gallery | 0.4 mi from Museum Tower

6:00 PM
Big Black Tie Ball
An unforgettable evening that will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live entertainment and both a silent and live auction benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Omni Dallas Hotel | 1.3 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
Dallas Opera presents Great Scott

Dallas Opera presents Great Scott . Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that greatness is truly a matter of heart.
Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower 

10:00 AM
Holiday at the Arboretum 2015
Dallas’ newest holiday tradition just got brighter. Celebrate the season with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House. Placed throughout the 66-acre garden, twelve elaborate 25-foot-tall Victorian gazebos encased in glass are filled with the charming costumed characters, whimsical animals and winter scenes made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. During the evening, The 12 Days at Night are illuminated for magical nighttime viewing. New this year is the addition of 500,000 lights throughout the garden, including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of property.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens | 8.7 mi from Museum Tower

2:00 PM
Dallas Opera Presents TOSCA
Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera, one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions.
Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

5:30 PM
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Engage: Jon Meacham
Granted exclusive access to President George H.W. Bush’s diaries, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham delivers a comprehensive portrayal of the President in Destiny and Power: The America Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. Guests can join Meacham for a look into the family’s history, the President’s early life in Connecticut, his experiences in business and politics, and his journey through the presidency.
Southern Methodist University | 4.6 mi from Museum Tower

6:30 PM
7th Annual Fashion for a Passion presented by Audi Dallas: Celebrating Asian American Design, Art & Music
Support Asian American artists and pARTy for a purpose at the 7th Annual Fashion for a Passion. Experience an unforgettable evening of emerging fashion, art, musical entertainment, fabulous prizes, live and silent auctions, tasty bites and sips. All proceeds go to Against The Grain’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, artistic and leadership scholarship fund and community outreach programs across DFW.
7 for Parties | 2.1 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
Cowboys vs. Eagles
THE DALLAS COWBOYS face off against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. Grab your jersey and head to AT&T stadium to cheer on our team!
AT&T Stadium | 20 mi from Museum Tower