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: 12/13/18

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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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: An Enduring Legacy

Wednesday, January 16, 12:15 p.m.

Join DMA curator Dr. Nicole Myers for a walkthrough of the exhibition An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art 

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DMA Members-Only Tours: An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art

Thursday, January 24, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours will last one hour and will focus on new rotations of our permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view.

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

 

Image: André Derain, Fishing Boats at L'Estaque, 1906, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.

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DMA Members-Only Tours: An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art

Saturday, January 26, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours will last one hour and will focus on new rotations of our permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view.

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

 

Image: André Derain, Fishing Boats at L'Estaque, 1906, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.

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Creating Peace

Saturday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.

We all want to experience peace within our mind, peace in our life, and peace in our world. Yet due to the busyness and stresses of life and the conflict in our societies, it can be hard to see how this is possible. Gen Kelsang Menla will share some clear and practical Buddhist teachings and meditations that will show us the possibility of true peace and happiness. This talk is in partnership with the Kadampa Meditation Center. 

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Special Event: The O'Keeffe Sisters and Women of American Modernism

Saturday, February 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for a series of short talks exploring the legacies of women artists working in the first half of the 20th century. Beginning with Georgia and Ida O’Keeffe, speakers will discuss the opportunities available to women in the art world then and now, and why some artists are remembered while others are overshadowed. After the talks, enjoy a complimentary beer and wine reception. 

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Late Night Talk: A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women)

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

Join us for a Late Night celebrating women artists and hear author and curator Danielle Krysa speak about her new book A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists—and Projects to Help You Become One. Krysa showcases the work of 45 contemporary artists alongside creative prompts to ignite your own creativity. 

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