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: 8/22/19

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.

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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

 

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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

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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.

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