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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Until on-site talks and tours return, break for art and find joy in looking in our new series of free virtual talks, each centering around an artwork from our collection. Find the Break for Art Playlist on the DMA's YouTube channel and check back twice a month for new talks. 

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. 

Coming Soon

Virtual Exhibition Talk:
Dalí’s Divine Comedy

Discover more about the new works on paper exhibition Dalí's Divine Comedy with former DMA McDermott Intern and curator of the installation Chasitie Brown. Brown will talk about Salvador Dalí’s treatment of Dante’s famous epic poem in this 100-print series.

Image (detail): Salvador Dalí, Paradise: Opposition (Canto 11), about 1960, woodcut, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Lois and Howard B. Wolf, 1996.219.78

Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 10/31/20

Virtual State of the Arts: Being a Black Visual Artist in 2020

Through Thursday, November 5

Hear three Dallas artists talk about how their work and lives have been affected by the pandemic, police violence, and the subsequent waves of protests. Introductions and audience Q&A by Miguel Perez, Reporter and Digital Producer for KERA’s Art&Seek, and moderated by Vivian Crockett, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art.


Virtual Talk: Artists Respond: Viola Delgado on Flores Mexicanas

Now Available on YouTube

Hear Dallas-based artist and curator Viola Delgado reflect on two paintings in the exhibition Flores Mexicanas. Delgado will talk about the depictions of Mexican women in Alfredo Ramos Martínez’s Flores Mexicanas and María Izquierdo’s Self-Portrait, exploring the subjects’ dress, demeanor, and surroundings.