the reves collection: world class art in chanel's former home
the downtown dallas arts district is one of the largest in the country, and the dallas museum of art is worth a stop. hidden inside the free (free!) museum is the wendy & emery reves collection, which replicates the couple's former villa along the french riveria, complete with all of the art and furniture they enjoyed. highlights include van gogh's "sheaves of wheat" nonchalantly hanging above a chest of drawers as you enter the foyer, and a room dedicated to the paintings of winston churchill, a frequent guest at the villa. another fun fact: the reves purchased the villa - fully furnished - from coco chanel. tres chic! if you only have a few minutes while passing through downtown, definitely pop in for a quick, yet unforgettable, visit (one more time: it's free!).