Higher Ed Student Visits
Schedule Your Group Visit
If you are a college or university group within the DFW Metroplex, e-mail tours@DMA.org to request a date for your group visit. Please note that all visits must be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance in order to ensure a place on our tour calendar.
The Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission; however, there is an admission fee associated with some special exhibitions at the DMA. Museum visits to ticketed special exhibitions are free of charge for college or university groups from the DFW Metroplex when scheduled at least three weeks in advance. With less than three weeks’ notice, students will have to pay the ticket price to visit a special exhibition.
If you are a college or university group from outside the Metroplex, contact our Group Sales Office at 214-922-1222 or groupsales@DMA.org.
Docent-guided visits provide college and university groups with the opportunity to connect with works of art through careful looking and group discussion. Docent-guided visits include the Museum's collection and/or special exhibitions, and can be customized to meet your group's area of interest. Led by trained volunteers, tours last one hour and are free of charge for university student groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Docent-guided visits are available Tuesday-Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Professors may also schedule docent-guided tours during Museum hours on Thursday evenings and on weekends.
Docent-guided tours are available for all areas of the Museum's collections, as well as the following special exhibitions:
- Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. The DMA will premiere a major traveling exhibition and the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. The exhibition explores the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.Tours available October 15-December 20, 2013.
- Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process. Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process is the first museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of American artist Edward Hopper. This exhibition will bring together paintings with suites of related drawings, in some cases for the first time. Tours available November 26, 2013-February 7, 2014.
- Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World. On view exclusively in the U.S. at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World is an exhibition of Islamic art and culture exploring the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science. Tours available April 8-June 23, 2014.
Professors and instructors can also schedule self-guided visits for independent exploration of the Museum's galleries. Self-guided visits are available during regular Museum hours only: Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5; Thursday, 11-9; closed Mondays.
- Learn about the collections and current and upcoming special exhibitions.
- Access multimedia resources related to the collections and special exhibitions at DallasMuseumofArt.tv and DallasMuseumofArt.mobi.
- Research works of art using the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library.
- Participate in programs (some of which are discounted for students), including lectures, gallery talks, films, and more.