speechless: different by design FAQs

November 10, 2019 to March 22, 2020 | Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries

How much are speechless: different by design tickets? 

General admission to speechless: different by design is $16. Discounted or free admission is available for the following groups:

Seniors (65+): $14
Military with DOD ID: $14

Students with school ID: $12
Reciprocal Museum Memberships: $8

DMA Members: FREE
Children age 11 and under: FREE

Regardless of age, every person must have a ticket, including held children or children in carriers and strollers.

All DMA Members and children age 11 and under are free. If you purchase a membership, once you complete your membership transaction you can bring your confirmation email to the Museum to receive your free tickets.

How can I bring a group to speechless: different by design

To learn more about any of our educational programs and to coordinate a tour or program for your students, browse options online or email schoolprograms@DMA.org.

Private exhibition access is available for groups up to 20, beginning at $2,000. Please contact groupsales@DMA.org for more information.

Group rates are available for groups of at least 20 during regular Museum hours. Please contact groupsales@DMA.org for more information.

Do children require tickets?

All visitors require a ticket for this exhibition. Children age 11 and under are free and need a ticket for entry.

Held children or children in carriers and strollers need tickets for entry. An adult holding a child or an adult with a child in a carrier or stroller counts as two people. 

Persons age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

When do I need to arrive?

You may arrive anytime to view the exhibition. Please plan to spend at least an hour in the exhibition. While there is no last entry, please be advised that the Museum closing may affect your time in speechless.

Please note your ticket is valid for one entry into the exhibition. 

I need help regarding tickets I already purchased.

For questions regarding your tickets, please email visitorservices@DMA.org or call 214-922-1200.

What if I miss my scheduled day?

Because of the nature of the experience, if you miss your scheduled day to experience speechless, you need to purchase another ticket for another day.

No refunds or exchanges are allowed for missed days. If the exhibition is closed for maintenance or repair, a ticket refund will be granted.

How many works are included in the exhibition?

speechless: different by design debuts six site-specific installations and new commissions by six leading and emerging international designers and design teams—Ini Archibong, Matt Checkowski, Misha Kahn, Steven and William Ladd, Laurie Haycock Makela, and Yuri Suzuki. Their new works create participatory environments in which senses are merged or substituted for one another. For instance, sound becomes visible and language becomes tactile—so you can engage with your surroundings in new and unconventional ways:

How can I interact with the art in speechless: different by design?

  • Be curious: you’re welcome to touch, move, look, and listen.
  • Be thoughtful: ensure others have an opportunity to interact with each project.
  • Be gentle: these spaces are for everyone to enjoy.

Can I request a tour guide?

Private exhibition access is available for groups up to 20, beginning at $2,000.

For more information on options and availability, please contact us at groupsales@DMA.org or 214-922-1222.

Can I take photos or videos?

Photography is allowed with cell phones and small personal cameras.

Flash, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are prohibited in the exhibition and the Museum galleries.

Share your experience using #speechlessDMA on social media.

What do I do with my stroller?

Standard-size strollers are welcome in the exhibition; however, please note that stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain areas within the exhibition. For your convenience, stroller parking is available; please check with Museum staff upon arrival.

Is the exhibition wheelchair and mobility aid accessible?

Yes. Please contact Guest Services at 214-922-1200 for accommodation information.

Are there resources for visitors with vision impairments?

Yes. English braille booklets are available to borrow. These contain the introductory text, designer information, and project descriptions, as well as tactile versions of the gallery map and illustrations accompanying each space.

Hablo español.

Guías de la exposición están disponibles en español para su conveniencia.


Image: Ini Archibong, rendering of theoracle, © 2019