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: 7/30/14

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.


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.


DMA Partners: Friday Afternoon Talks at The Warehouse

Friday, August 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

DMA Partners in the Contemporary Art Custom Option are invited again this year for a new series of Friday afternoon gallery talks at The Warehouse, a new contemporary art space developed by the Faulconers and the Rachofskys.


DMA Partners: A History of Frames

Thursday, August 21, or Thursday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

DMA Partners in the European Art Custom Option are invited to a special tour discussing the history of frames with DMA curator Olivier Meslay.


DMA Partners: American Superstars

Sunday, August 24, 2:00 p.m.

DMA Partners in the American Art Custom Option are invited to an exclusive docent-led tour highlighting works in our collection. 


Book Talk

Sunday, September 7, 1:30 p.m.

DMA Partners in Book Talk are invited to a special book-club-style discussion of Michael Kammen's Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture and a related tour.


Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna

Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Dallas Museum of Art welcomes you to join us for a day celebrating 20th-century Viennese design, highlighting the silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, a work of opulence reflecting the ornamental modernism of the time.