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: 2/23/20

Artist Panel: For a Dreamer of Houses

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck will talk with three artists featured in the new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. Hear from Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, and Francisco Moreno on how their work relates to concepts of space, home, and belonging.


Gallery Talk: Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art

Wednesday, May 6, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Mark A. Castro will talk about his new exhibition Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art, which explores representations of women by Mexican artists working before and after the Mexican Revolution, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.


Late Night Talk: Feast: Food of the Islamic World

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

Food historian and chef Anissa Helou will talk about her James Beard Award–winning cookbook Feast: Food of the Islamic World, which brings together timeless recipes from across the Islamic world. Helou will share favorite selections and reflect on the threads that connect some of the world’s most inventive culinary traditions.


Gallery Talk: Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection

Wednesday, May 20, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about her new exhibition Pursuit of Beauty, which examines the private collection of Dallas collector Thomas May. Covering approximately a century, this group of 34 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures exemplifies aesthetic highpoints of American art and features works by influential artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. 


Boshell Lecture: The Human Epoch

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening exploring humankind’s history of environmental manipulation and impact. The event features a talk by Dr. Nicole Boivin, Director of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, and a screening of the gripping new documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The American West in Film

Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.

For more than a century, westerns have captured the imagination of film and television audiences with nostalgic visions of cowboys, adventure, and wild landscapes, with each generation of films reflecting the contemporary issues of their time. Join film experts Dr. Michael Wise, Dr. Rick Worland, and Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera for a conversation about the evolution of the western and its possible futures. Topics will include the cowboy archetype, representations of native peoples and the western landscape, and westerns as morality tales.