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: 8/23/19

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.


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. 

Exhibition Talk: Caravaggio's Revolutionary Road

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Join Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department and Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, for a talk about the Detroit Institute of Art’s masterpiece by Caravaggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene, c. 1598, on loan to the DMA.


Late Night Talk: Bollywood Kitchen

Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a Bollywood-themed Late Night and hear filmmaker and author Sri Rao discuss his book Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films.


Late Night Talk: The Art of Bollywood

Friday, September 20, 9:00 p.m.

Traditionally hand painted by master artists, Bollywood film posters have a distinct visual language and a rich artistic history in India. Join UT Austin film historian Lalitha Gopalan for a brief history of Bollywood and discover how film posters are coded to communicate the narratives of Bollywood films. 


College Night at the DMA

Thursday, October 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for our second College Night at the DMA featuring live music, DJs, art activities, and more! Free with RSVP. 


Brettell Lecture: Cézanne in DFW

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.

Art historian Dr. Richard R. Brettell will talk about artworks by Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne in the DMA's collection and other collections around DFW. 



Artist Talk: Wanda Koop

Sunday, October 20, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the opening day of the new exhibition Wanda Koop: Dreamline and hear the artist talk about her work with DMA curator Dr. Katherine Brodbeck and Robert Enright, editor of the quarterly cultural magazine Border Crossings


Painting the Town

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.

Part of State of the Arts presented in partnership with KERA's Art&Seek

From Deep Ellum to Bishop Arts to Downtown’s East Quarter, Dallas buildings are a canvas for local artists. Murals mark our neighborhoods. They provide education opportunities—and the backdrop for that perfect Instagram shot. Join KERA’s Jerome Weeks for a conversation with community arts organizers and the artists behind some of the city’s most memorable murals.