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: 4/8/20

Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT TOURS THROUGH MAY 11 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

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 Guest Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.

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Gallery Talks

First and third Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS THROUGH MAY 20 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
 
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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CANCELLED: Gallery Talk: Frans Hals

Wednesday, April 15, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Julien Domercq will talk about two portraits by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals made 10 years apart. Find out what we can discover about the artist’s technique by looking at how he returned to the same subject over time.

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CANCELLED: Late Night Talk: The Anonymous Artist

Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

Join critic and art historian Julia Fiore for a brief history of anonymity in art. Why do artists like Banksy and the Guerrilla Girls choose to be anonymous, and how does that affect the impact of their work? How can we understand art by makers whose identity is unknown or lost to history?

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CANCELLED: Dining with the Impressionists

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

Join art historian Dr. Marni Kessler for a talk about depictions of food in 19th-century French painting, from Edouard Manet's Brioche with Pears to sumptuous Impressionist still lifes. After the talk, enjoy small bites inspired by works of art in the DMA’s European art collection. 

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CANCELLED: Artist Panel: For a Dreamer of Houses

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck will talk with three artists featured in the new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. Hear from Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, and Francisco Moreno on how their work relates to concepts of space, home, and belonging.

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CANCELLED: Gallery Talk: Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art

Wednesday, May 6, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Mark A. Castro will talk about his new exhibition Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art, which explores representations of women by Mexican artists working before and after the Mexican Revolution, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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Late Night Talk: Feast: Food of the Islamic World

Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Food historian and chef Anissa Helou will talk about her James Beard Award–winning cookbook Feast: Food of the Islamic World, which brings together timeless recipes from across the Islamic world. Helou will share favorite selections and reflect on the threads that connect some of the world’s most inventive culinary traditions.

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Gallery Talk: Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection

Wednesday, May 20, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about her new exhibition Pursuit of Beauty, which examines the private collection in Dallas of Thomas May. Covering approximately a century, this group of 24 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures exemplifies aesthetic highpoints of American art and features works by influential artists such as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.

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