A wealthy Texas oil family, the Ewings, captured the imagination of the U.S. and the world through an unforgettable primetime saga.
Featuring larger-than-life characters like J.R., Miss Ellie, and Sue Ellen, the groundbreaking television show Dallas grabbed the attention of millions of fans drawn to its dramatic stories of intrigue and betrayal, and left a lasting impact on the Texas identity at home and abroad.
Opening 30 years after the program first went on the air, the special exhibition Dallas: Power and Passion on Primetime TV will spotlight the show's enduring legacy by featuring interactive stations, props, artifacts loaned by actors ranging from Larry Hagman to Steve Kanaly, scripts, television clips, and a recreated environment from the program's fourteen seasons. In the ensuing decades, the plot twists and schemes in Dallas live on through DVD sales, domestic and international syndication, and a planned feature-length film.
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High Noon Talks
Meet in the Dallas exhibit with special guests Steve Mims and Sally Peavey, who will share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the film Southfork Pilgrims, which is featured in the exhibition. Don't forget to order your gourmet box lunch from the Story of Texas Cafe to pick up after the talk.
High Noon Talks
Meet in the Dallas exhibit space with Anna Madrona, a member of the team that planned this exhibit, as she leads a conversation with special guest David Woo, who will share behind-the-scenes stories of photographing on the set of Dallas for the Dallas Morning News. Don't forget to order your gourmet box lunch from the Story of Texas Cafe to pick up after the talk.
What is it about a television show featuring Texas oilmen and ranchers that continues to claim a devoted following 30 years after it first went on the air? Join curator Janet Staiger as she leads an engaging discussion on the making of Dallas and its impact on the television industry and American culture. Special guests include New York Times television editor Steve Reddicliffe and Austin producer/director Dwight Adair, who directed several episodes of Dallas.
Local support: The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.
Admission to the Museum’s exhibits, including the special exhibit Dallas: Power & Passion on Primetime TV in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall of Special Exhibitions: $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors/military/college students (with valid ID), $4 for youth ages 5-18, free for ages 4 and under. The Museum is located at 1800 N. Congress Ave., at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in downtown Austin. For more information, call 512-936-TSHM (512-936-8746).
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