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.

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: 1/21/17

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.


DMA Members-Only Tours

Every fourth Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on the fourth Sunday of every month, except December.


Gallery Talks

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 weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


State of the Arts: The New Dallas Arts District

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.

Join Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek, in conversation with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas. This conversation will highlight the new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District and other urban planning initatives that are affecting the arts in our city.

Presented in partnership with KERA’s Art&Seek and the Dallas Architecture Forum



A Conversation with Carey Young

Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.

Artist Carey Young is joined by Dr. Michael Corris,
Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University, to
discuss her new installation. Young’s work explores
the role of the artist in relation to the increasingly
blurred boundaries between business, politics, and


How to Transform Your Life

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 p.m.

If we learn to transform our mind through meditation, then we can transform our life. Enjoy a free talk and meditation with American Buddhist monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa.


Exhibition Talk: “What are the filthy apes doing there?”: Animals, Nature, and the Medieval Artistic Imagination

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the contexts that shaped art production and consumption in the Middle Ages. Using objects from Art and Nature in the Middle Ages as a point of departure, Mann will consider varied perspectives on the role of visual art in this period, particularly in relation to religious experience.


Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

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

In celebration of Women's History Month, join three DMA curators, Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, for a look at objects in the collection that tell the stories of trailblazing women.


Boshell Lecture: The Aztec Templo Mayor: Recent Discoveries in Downtown Mexico City

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

In the center of Mexico City, layered remnants of an Aztec temple, the Templo Mayor, reveal what Aztec society was like in the generations before the Spanish Conquest. Discover exciting new finds from the site with Dr. Leonardo López Luján, Senior Researcher in Archaeology at the Museo del Templo Mayor and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor. 


Late Night Talk: Food and Storytelling in "The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook"

Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.

Behind every great recipe is a story. In The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, artist, writer, and editor Natalie Eve Garrett collected the stories and recipes of more than 70 of the greatest creative minds of our time. Join Garrett as she discusses the book and reflects on the intersections of art, food, and life.