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.

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: 2/10/16

Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Late Night Talk: Saints, Sinners, and the In-Between

Friday, February 19, 9:00 p.m.

Join Jean Kazez, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Philosophy with Southern Methodist University; Dr. Amy Freund, Assistant Professor and The Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education Endowed Chair in Art History with Southern Methodist University; and DMA Manager of Interpretation Andrea Severin Goins for a discussion about works in the DMA’s collection that shed light on the good, the bad, and the middle ground of various moments in history.


Pollock's Black Paintings: A Closer Look

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

Join Michael Schreyach, Associate Professor in Art and Art History at Trinity University, and Stephanie Straine, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool and contributing author to the Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots exhibition catalogue, for an in-depth look at Pollock’s works during his black paintings period. The scholars will give a brief talk about their research followed by a discussion moderated by Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.


Artist Talk: Rebecca Warren

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.

Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will speak with artist Rebecca Warren in anticipation of her site-specific installation on the DMA’s new Eagle Family Plaza. This commission is her first by a U.S. museum, and it also makes the DMA the only U.S. museum with a sculpture by a living female artist greeting visitors at the museum’s entrance.


The Magnificent Seven: The Great Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewers from Egypt

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Johns, Professor of the Art and Archaeology of the Islamic Mediterranean and Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Elise Morero, Researcher with the Centre, will discuss the processes and provenance behind the seven known Fatimid rock crystal ewers from Egypt. This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology.


Late Night Talk: Dinner with Jackson Pollock

Friday, March 18, 9:00 p.m.

Robyn Lea, photographer, writer, director, and author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art and Nature (Assouline, 2015), will discuss her research about what she found in the kitchen of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, including handwritten recipes, cookbooks, and designer dinnerware.

A booksigning will follow the talk.


Brettell Lecture: Caillebotte Matters

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

Dr. George T. M. Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum and co-curator of the exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, will discuss the critical issues raised by Caillebotte’s innovative paintings—those issues that make understanding him and looking closely at his work essential to the appreciation of Impressionism. This lecture is sponsored by the Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series on 19th- and 20th-century European art.