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: 1/23/22

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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Members Only Art & Talk: Reves Collection

Thursday, February 10, noon

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

In 1985 the Museum received more than 1,400 works from the private art collection of Emery Reves—including Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, and decorative arts objects—donated by the Wendy & Emery Reves Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Wendy’s late husband, Emery. With this gift, the Museum’s collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century European art and European decorative art was transformed.

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Member Exhibition Talk: Bamana Mud Cloth

Thursday, February 24, 11:00 a.m.

DMA Members are invited to join Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific, and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, for an exclusive members-only talk on Bamana Mud Cloth: From Mali to the World.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro

Friday, March 11, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro is the first major exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of the Mississippian peoples. Although underrepresented in history, they created one of the most exceptional societies in North America.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro

Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro is the first major exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of the Mississippian peoples. Although underrepresented in history, they created one of the most exceptional societies in North America.

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