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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Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 4/16/21

Virtual Brettell Lecture: Decoding Juan Gris

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. CST

Harry Cooper, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery, will give both an introduction to Gris’s art and an argument for its continuing relevance as one of the most challenging modern visions of what painting could be.


The Art of Joy: Talk and Guided Meditation with Kadampa Meditation Center

Now available on YouTube

In partnership with Kadampa Meditation Center Texas

In easy or difficult times, we must take time for joy. Wishing for happiness isn't selfish, but an innate human desire that we can fulfill through the practice of meditation. Meditation is an essential component of our happiness and a special tool for creating peace of mind, inner balance and even pure bliss.


Virtual State of the Arts: Together/Apart: Exploring Isolation and Solitude During COVID

Now available on YouTube

Presented in partnership with KERA's Art&Seek

Hear three Dallas creatives talk about how they have explored the themes of isolation and solitude through their recent works in response to the pandemic. The conversation will be moderated by Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Reporter and Producer for KERA’s Art&Seek featuring Joy Bollinger, Ruben Carrazana, and Shelby David Meier.


Break for Art

A new talk released each month!

In moments of stress, break for art and find joy in looking in our new series of free virtual talks, each centering around an artwork from our collection. 


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

Now available on YouTube

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.