Magazine article The Masthead

Think Texas for Its Cowboys, Culture

Magazine article The Masthead

Think Texas for Its Cowboys, Culture

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If you haven't been to Dallas-Fort Worth lately, 2007 would be a great time to reacquaint yourself with cowboys and culture. NCEW hasn't been to Fort Worth since 1988, and it's never been to Dallas.

With more than five million people, the D-FW area has been the most dynamic urban region in the nation since 1990. It's recorded the fastest rate of population growth and, despite the recent recession, has added more jobs than any metropolitan area except Los Angeles.

D-FW is rapidly building a reputation as a national and international arts mecca. Both cities boast fabulous museums and performing arts centers. In Fort Worth, there's the magnificent new Modern Art Museum, the internationally recognized Kimbell Art Museum and popular Bass Performance Hall. In Dallas, there's the just-opened internationally acclaimed Nasher Sculpture Garden, the hundred-year-old Dallas Museum of Art, the Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Meadows Museum, home to the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.

You haven't experienced history until you visit to the Sixth Floor Museum, an unexpectedly moving tribute to President John F. Kennedy and the most tragic of days in Dallas history.

And let's not forget the culinary arts. Did you know there are more restaurants per capita in Dallas than New York City?

But it isn't just high-falutin' artsy places that will vie for Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum and the historic Stockyards district--just what you'd expect in the city Where the West Begins. …

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