Events for DMA Members

DMA Members are invited to enjoy a host of exclusive programs, including invitations to special events and exhibition receptions, tours with curators, special viewing opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, family events, expert-led tours, discussions, and workshops.

Exhibition Preview Days
All DMA Members

Exhibition Preview Days give members the opportunity to see exhibitions before they open to the public. 

Exhibition Talks
Ambassador ($250) level and above

Members-only exhibition talks feature lectures and discussions with DMA curators and visiting experts, focusing on special exhibitions or temporary installations.

Exhibition Opening Celebrations
Ambassador ($250) level and above

Exhibition opening celebrations are exclusive member parties intended to kick off select special exhibitions with a bang. These festive occasions generally feature light bites, a cash bar, and exhibition-themed activities, as well as access to the exhibition.

Exclusive DMA Member Events
Advocate ($500) level and above

Members will be invited to exclusive events throughout the year, ranging from engaging social gatherings that include art-focused hands-on experiences or opportunities to meet VIP guests to exclusive access to non-public areas, special previews, and insider information. 

DMA Circle Events

Contributor ($1,000) level and above

Members of DMA Circle, the Museum's most generous supporters, are invited to additional VIP events based on their level. These include additional Art Parties and behind-the-scenes events as well as the annual Director's Luncheon, curator-led tours of special exhibitions, and tours of new acquisitions. Additionally, DMA Circle Preview Receptions provide Circle Members with the first opportunity to see and enjoy special exhibitions in the company of curators, lenders, and sponsors. 

Upcoming Events

Format: 7/25/21

Book Talk July 25

Sunday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, by Nell Painter

"A smart, funny and compelling case for going after your heart's desire, no matter your age." 

Join us for this DMA Members Digital Book Talk, where we will discuss this recommended read.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Slip Zone

Friday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Slip Zone charts the significant innovations in painting, sculpture, and performance that shaped artistic production in the Americas and East Asia in the mid-20th century.

IMAGE: Raquel Forner, Apocalypsis, 1955, oil on composition board, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, 1959.47. Courtesy Forner-Bigatti Foundation-Argentina

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Slip Zone

Saturday, September 11, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Slip Zone charts the significant innovations in painting, sculpture, and performance that shaped artistic production in the Americas and East Asia in the mid-20th century.

IMAGE: Raquel Forner, Apocalypsis, 1955, oil on composition board, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, 1959.47. Courtesy Forner-Bigatti Foundation-Argentina

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

Friday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Explore the very first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, created between June and December 1889 during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Reunited for the first time, the paintings reveal Van Gogh’s passionate investigation of the expressive powers of color and line, and his choice of the olive groves as an evocative subject.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Explore the very first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, created between June and December 1889 during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Reunited for the first time, the paintings reveal Van Gogh’s passionate investigation of the expressive powers of color and line, and his choice of the olive groves as an evocative subject.

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Book Talk November 7

Sunday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.

Vincent, by Barbara Stok

"Stok does a brilliant, sympathetic job of picturing the artist, whether jagged with madness or sitting amid the wheat fields and sunflowers of Arles." 

Join us for this DMA Members Digital Book Talk, where we will discuss something a little out of the ordinary, Barbara Stok's emotional graphic novel Vincent.

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