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: 12/5/19

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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DMA Members-Only Tour: Holiday & Hearth

Thursday, December 12, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore themes of holidays and hearth in the Museum's collection.

Please check in at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Images: Thomas Sully, Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire, 1843, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Pauline Allen Gill Foundation, 2005.1

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DMA Members-Only Tour: Holiday & Hearth

Saturday, December 14, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore themes of holidays and hearth in the Museum's collection.

Please check in at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Images: Thomas Sully, Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire, 1843, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Pauline Allen Gill Foundation, 2005.1

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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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Late Night Talk: A Drinkable Feast

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

Join us for a Roaring Twenties Late Night and hear cocktail historian Philip Greene discuss his book A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris. Find out what notable artists and writers were drinking when the City of Light was the center of the art world.

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Gallery Talk: Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson and Focus On: Alex Katz

Wednesday, February 5, 12:15 p.m.

Join Hilde Nelson, the DMA’s Curatorial Administrative Assistant for Contemporary Art, for a lunchtime talk about two exhibitions focused on Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and American painter Alex Katz. While distinct, both exhibitions highlight work from Dallas collections and explore the theme of autobiography in the artists’ work.

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