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: 1/24/20

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: Wanda Koop

Thursday, January 30, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore highlights in the Wanda Koop: Dreamline exhibition.

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.

 

IMAGE: Wanda Koop, River, 2019, acrylic on canvas, © Wanda Koop, courtesy of the artist

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DMA Members-Only Tour: Wanda Koop

Saturday, February 1, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore highlights in the Wanda Koop: Dreamline exhibition.

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.

 

IMAGE: Wanda Koop, River, 2019, acrylic on canvas, © Wanda Koop, courtesy of the artist

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Happiness from the Inside Out

Saturday, February 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Gen Kelsang Menla will share some inspiring Buddhist teachings and a simple practice of meditation that will open a window in our mind, through which we can see the possibility of true peace and happiness. By connecting with the peace in ourselves, we can gradually bring about peace in our families, our life, and our world.
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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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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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DMA Members-Only Tours: Conservation

Thursday, February 20, noon-1:00 p.m.

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore one of the most important functions of an art museum. Please note, this tour will not enter the Conservation Studio space.

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

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Late Night Talk: I Know an Artist

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

Explore some of the fascinating connections between famous artists past and present. Art historian Susie Hodge traces the influences, shared muses, and love affairs behind some of world’s greatest masterpieces.

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DMA Members-Only Tours: Conservation

Saturday, February 22, noon-1:00 p.m.

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore one of the most important functions of an art museum. Please note, this tour will not enter the Conservation Studio space.

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

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Pixels and Prehistory: Digital Technologies and the Ancient Maya

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Garrison is a National Geographic Explorer and archaeologist using revolutionary lidar scanning technologies to reveal Maya landscapes as they've never been seen before. Join him for a talk about how digital technologies are revealing ruined cities beneath the Guatemalan jungle and changing our views on this ancient civilization.

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