Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum moving to new location   

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The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum, formerly located at 5205 N. O’Connor Drive, is  scheduled to move to a new facility and reopen its doors May 29. The new location is  just down the street at 5221 N. O’Connor Drive, Suite 155. / Photo by Genesis Bishop

The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum, formerly located at 5205 N. O’Connor Drive, is
scheduled to move to a new facility and reopen its doors May 29. The new location is
just down the street at 5221 N. O’Connor Drive, Suite 155. / Photo by Genesis Bishop

The museum dedicated to Irving’s most iconic statue is moving to a new site, offering improved accessibility and visibility for museum patrons.

The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum will be closed to the public for a week, beginning May 22, as the museum transitions into its new space at 5221 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 110 E, in the East Tower of Williams Square. The museum will reopen on May 29 at 11 a.m.

“We are extremely excited about the move and our new location,” said Mary Higbie, museum guide. “Our new space will put the museum in a very visible location, where museum visitors will be able to look out onto the sculptures directly.”

The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum depicts the eight years of work it took for internationally recognized African wildlife artist Robert Glen to create the famous Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture. The sculpture depicts nine wild mustangs running through a stream, and it’s on display in the center of Williams Square, in the heart of the Las Colinas Urban Center.

The museum is home to more than 115 photographs and storyboards that show the sculpture’s sketching, molding and installation process. Renderings of the sculpture and a short video also help tell the story of how Irving’s well-known mustangs came to fruition. Additionally, the museum is home to the largest public collection of Glen’s artwork in the United States.

Admission to the museum is free. General hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In October, the museum will observe its 30th anniversary by hosting a celebration. Glen, the mustangs’ sculptor, will travel to Irving for the celebration.

SOURCE City of Irving