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: 12/18/14

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.


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.


Jacques Monod and Albert Camus: A Scientist’s and a Philosopher’s Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.

Presented by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
In his talk, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, Vice President for Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will chronicle the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of the German occupation of Paris to the heights of the Nobel Prize, his friendship with the great writer Albert Camus, and his emergence as a public figure and leading voice of science.


Desire: A Healthy Perspective

Saturday, January 24, 2:00 p.m.

Join Gen Jampa, Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Texas, for guided meditation and insight into what healthy desire is.


Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: Monica Ponce de Leon

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.

Monica Ponce de Leon is the Dean of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She co-founded Office dA and heads Monica Ponce de Leon Studio. With a master’s degree in Urban Design from the Harvard GSD, she also became a professor at the GSD and the Director of the Digital Lab. She has been honored by the Architectural League, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.