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: 10/1/14

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.


Hot Potato Called Mother

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.

In connection with the installation The Mother Load, the DMA welcomes Israeli artist Shira Richter for a lecture and discussion of her work. 


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.


Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: Coleman Coker

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a lecture by award-winning architect and distinguished professor Coleman Coker, a co-founder of buildingstudio in Memphis, and holder of the Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture at UT Austin. 


State of the Arts: Conservation

Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.

KERA Host and Executive Producer Jeff Whittington moderates dynamic discussions with artists and artistic leaders to explore the creative process and the current cultural landscape. 


Boshell Lecture: Ghostly Visions in Classical Antiquity

Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Patrick R. Crowley, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, for a look at pictures of ghosts from a range of media and historical periods, including Greek vase painting, Etruscan tomb murals, and Roman sarcophagi.


The Tranny Tease

Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.

In conjunction with Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars, the artists present their latest lecture-performance.


The Art of Assemblage

Friday, October 17, 9:00 p.m.

Contemporary artist and actor-filmmaker Steve Brudniak, known for his highly crafted assemblage sculptures, talks about the art of assemblage, his own work, its correlation to the work of Isa Genzken, and the recent dialog concerning beauty and craft in the contemporary art arena.


Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: Lee Mindel

Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

Lee Mindel, FAIA, is a co-founder of Shelton, Mindel & Associates (SMA), which provides complete architectural, interiors, and product design services for corporate, cultural, academic, retail, recreational, hospitality, and residential clients.