Teen Programs

Look. Relate. Create. From tours and workshops to volunteering opportunities, there's a place for teens at the Dallas Museum of Art. DMA Teen Programs are opportunities for teens (ages 13-19) to make connections with global cultures, meet and collaborate with new friends, and find inspiration in new places. We currently offer the following opportunities for teens:

Teen Workshops are led by educators and working artists. Ideal for teens looking to expand their creative horizons, workshops give teens an individualized and closer look at artwork in the gallery and opportunities to learn new techniques and skills. Workshops are offered on weekends and during weekdays for homeschooled teens.

Teen Tours are free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
Formerly the DMA Teen Docent program, the Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12). Family programs range from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Storytime in the galleries. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

DMA Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council, or TAC for short, is a group of highly motivated high school students who help shape the direction of how the Museum engages with youth audiences. Members of the council develop innovative interdisciplinary programming for Museum visitors of all ages, and serve as ambassadors for the Museum to the community. Being a TAC member is an opportunity to develop leadership, project management, and hands-on facilitation skills, as well as work directly with museum professionals. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

For questions or more information about DMA Teen Programs, email teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 10/20/17

Teen Tour: Art of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, November 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ancient Egypt earns its mystique from the art left inside the tombs of royaltyart that was never supposed to be seen or enjoyed by anyone but the deceased. Learn more about the stability and spirituality of the ancient Egyptians throughout their incredible 3,000-year reign. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Art of the European Renaissance & Baroque

Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:00pm

The Renaissance brought new pageantry, drama, and subject matter to the European art world. Join us as we trace the innovations of artists during this period that changed the art world forever. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Islamic Art

Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The art of the Islamic world is renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship, and builds on many artistic styles that may already be familiar! Join us to learn more about the contributions the Islamic world has made to our culture. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Souvenir Screenprinting

Friday, December 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Before you leave on winter vacation, make the DMA a destination! Tour works of art created by jetsetting artists of the thirties and forties who were inspired by the first commercial air flights to create the look of the future. Commemorate your trip to the Museum with a screenprinted t-shirt of your own design. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.

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