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: 10/21/21

Members Only Art & Talk: The May Family Collection

Thursday, October 28, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive Art & Talk experiences just for DMA Members. 

Dive into the art of Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection with a 20-minute lecture-style overview from one of the DMA’s trained docents and then visit the gallery at your leisure. Your docent will join you in the gallery for the remainder of the hour and be available to answer questions and engage in in-depth conversation about the art as you explore.

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Members Only Art & Talk: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

Thursday, November 4, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive Art & Talk experiences just for DMA Members. 

Dive into the art of Van Gogh and the Olive Groves with a 20-minute lecture-style overview from one of the DMA’s trained docents and then visit the gallery at your leisure. Your docent will join you in the gallery for the remainder of the hour and will be available to answer questions and engage in in-depth conversation about the art as you explore.

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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." —The Guardian 

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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Members Only Art & Talk: Henry Ossawa Tanner

Thursday, November 18, noon–1:00 p.m.

Join us on selected dates for exclusive Art & Talk experiences just for DMA Members. 

Dive into the art of Henry Ossawa Tanner with a 20-minute lecture-style overview from one of the DMA’s trained docents and then visit the gallery at your leisure. Your docent will join you in the gallery for the remainder of the hour and be available to answer questions and engage in in-depth conversation about the art as you explore.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form

Friday, February 4, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

The DMA is proud to present Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form, the first-ever museum retrospective for the noted sculptor. During the more than 40 years that he lived and worked in the Dallas area, Medellín influenced generations of students as an instructor at the school of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and as founder of the Creative Arts Center.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form

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

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

The DMA is proud to present Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form, the first-ever museum retrospective for the noted sculptor. During the more than 40 years that he lived and worked in the Dallas area, Medellín influenced generations of students as an instructor at the school of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and as founder of the Creative Arts Center.

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