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.

It may take up to ten business days to confirm your visit.

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Docent-Guided Visits

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 collectionand/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. 

Docent-guided tours are available for all areas of the Museum's collections, as well as the following special exhibitions:

Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne Limited to 30 students. Works by artists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, and Eugène Delacroix are brought together from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right. Tours offered July 1–October 26, 2014.

Self-Guided Visits

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.  Now that the DMA has free general admission, professors can bring their students for self-guided visits at any time.  You do not even need to let us know you are coming! 


More information on Higher Ed Student Visits and answers to Frequently Asked Questions:  HigherEdGroupVisits.pdf

Access multimedia resources related to the collections and special exhibitions at DMA.mobi. 

Research works of art using the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library.

Visit our online teaching materials.

Participate in programs including lectures, gallery talks, films, and more.