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: 3/18/19

DMA Members-Only Tours: Jonas Wood

Thursday, April 25, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter and spring 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 on 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.

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Fashion and Art in Impressionist Paris

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.

Step into Impressionist Paris with an evening of art and fashion. Begin your night with French-inspired dishes in the cafe, visit the new exhibition Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist, learn about the fashion trends present in Morisot's paintings and what they tell us about late 19th-century French society, and see the fashions come to life in a runway show featuring period garments made by fashion design students at the Art Institute of Dallas. 

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DMA Members-Only Tour: Jonas Wood

Saturday, April 27, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter and spring 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 on 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.

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Boshell Lecture: Fashions from the Jungle: Ancient Maya Dress and Adornment

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

Maya art shows us that their royal courts were places to see and be seen, whether it was wearing elaborate headdresses, fragrant florals, ornate jewelry made from exotic marine shells and greenstone, or textiles woven from fibers dyed in rich hues. Join archaeologist Dr. Cara G. Tremain for a talk on the elaborate court dress of the ancient Maya. 

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Late Night Talk: Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Nicole Myers will talk about the new exhibition Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist, which focuses on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 70 paintings from public and private collections around the world.

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Late Night Talk: “How much freer we are today”: Morisot’s Letters and Legacy

Friday, May 17, 9:30 p.m.

In 1957 the correspondence of Berthe Morisot was published in English for the first time and American artists like Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, and Joan Mitchell saw themselves in Morisot's account of her life as a professional artist. Join art historian Daniel Belasco to find out more about Morisot's life and art through her own words and how she inspired a group of artists working almost a century later. 

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Gallery Talk: Dior's New Look

Wednesday, June 5, 12:15 p.m

When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he introduced his own unique vision of femininity for the postwar era. Join Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection, for a talk about what defined Dior's New Look and his "top to toe" approach to design. 

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Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with Dressed

Friday, August 16, 9:00 p.m.

When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he kicked off what would be known as a golden age of couture. Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary from the podcast Dressed for a live episode about what made this era of fashion design so iconic and who the key players were.

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