In 1984, the year the TV show Dallas went into syndication, the city of Dallas opened its Museum of Art, the cornerstone for the city’s cherished Arts District. Today, the 68-acre complex contains 13 world-class arts venues, including the Meyerson Symphony Center and the sublime Nasher Sculpture Center, and buildings by I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster and Rem Koolhaas. Restaurants include the Flora Street Café, which serves “elevated” Southwestern food, and the Nasher Café, Wolfgang Puck’s take on casual dining. It’s all a far cry from the tooth-and-claw antics of Dallas—but then, as JR Ewing once said, “You can't cross a bridge until it's built."