Talks & Tours

The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of talks and tours exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.

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Missed a talk? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. 

Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 2/22/19

DMA Members-Only Tours: Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism

Saturday, February 23, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter and spring for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours will last one hour and will focus on new rotations of our permanent collection and on special exhibitions currently on view.

Please register at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Opera Insights

Sunday, February 24, 3:00 p.m.

Opera Insights is a lively panel discussion featuring the artists, music staff, and design teams for each of the upcoming TDO productions. Learn about the upcoming production, the conductor’s approach to the opera, how the singers began their careers, and much more. 


Opening Day Tour: Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Sunday, February 24, 3:00 p.m.

Drop in for an opening day tour of Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist with DMA curator Dr. Nicole Myers. This tour will be limited to the first 20 attendees. To reserve a spot, check in at Will Call at 2:45 p.m.


Member Exhibition Talk: Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, will give an exclusive members-only talk on this remarkable exhibition.

Image: Berthe Morisot, Woman in Grey Reclining, 1879, oil on canvas, private collection, Photo: Studio Thierry Jacob


Gallery Talks

First and third Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.
Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during lunchtime gallery talks. 

Boshell Lecture: Cleopatra Had a Jazz Band: 20th-Century Egyptomania

Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.

Our fashion series continues with a talk by Egyptologist and vintage fashion enthusiast Dr. Colleen Darnell. Darnell will discuss what the archaeological record tells us about fashion in ancient Egypt and why Egypt was all the rage in 19th- and 20th-century fashion design. 


Late Night Talk: Rejected Princesses

Friday, March 15, 9:00 p.m.

Join Jason Porath, author, illustrator, and creator of the hit blog Rejected Princesses for a talk about women of history and myth who, for one reason or another, would never be considered for the animated princess treatment. Porath will discuss how Rejected Princesses got started and how he researches and illustrates the lives of each of his subjects, and he'll share a few favorites from the archives. 


Exhibition Talk: Jonas Wood's Modernism

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Art historian Dr. Ken Allan will talk about how Jonas Wood's colorful interiors and suburban landscapes echo the work of modern masters from the DMA's collection, including Braque, Picasso, Cezanne, Vuillard, and Matisse.