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: 8/17/17

Late Night Talk: The Guerrilla Girls

Friday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

With site-specific projects and print campaigns around the world, the feminist activist art collective Guerrilla Girls exposes gender and ethnic bias in art, politics, and pop culture. Hear from Guerrilla Girl Käthe Kollwitz on how they came up with some of their most provocative work and why humor is an effective tool for raising awareness.


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.


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.


DMA Members-Only Tours

Selected fourth Sundays, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on selected Sundays throughout the year.


EODIAH Public Talk

Tuesday, August 29, 4:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Elpida Vouitsis, UTD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, for her talk Double-talker: Paul Gauguin


Late Night Talk: Yesterday's Tomorrows

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

From the Jetsons to steampunk, look back at the imaginative ways past generations have envisioned the future.Join Dr. Elizabeth Guffey, Professor of Art History and coordinator of the MA program in modern and contemporary art, criticism, and theory at Purchase College.


Decorative Arts Symposium

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join us for a special morning at the DMA Decorative Arts Symposium featuring internationally acclaimed speaker P. Allen Smith; John Hays, Deputy Chairman, Christie's; and Ann Pailthorp from Farrow & Ball.


State of the Arts: Film Animation: Past, Present, Future

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

Connect with leaders in the North Texas animation industry for a talk about the art of film animation. KERA Senior Arts Producer-Reporter Jerome Weeks will be joined in conversation by Bryan Engram, CEO of Brazen Animation, and Brandon Oldenburg, Chief Creative Officer of Flight School Studio.



Boshell Lecture: Walking in the Footsteps of My Grandmothers: The Art and Ancestry of Mono Basket Weaving

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a closer look at two newly acquired baskets created by Mono artists Lois Connor Bonha and Clara Muhly Harris. For more than 30 years, Lois Bonha, affectionately known as the Acorn Lady, has been carrying on the tradition of her North Fork Mono Tribe by gathering local materials and creating intricately woven baskets. Bonha will speak about the process of creating her gambling tray in the DMA's collection and how it fits into the rich history of Mono basket weaving.