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:

Isa Genzken: Retrospective  Recommended for grades 4-12; limited to 45 students. This is the first comprehensive retrospective of Isa Genzken's epically diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date. Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential artists of the past thirty years. The exhibition encompasses her work in all mediums over the past forty years and includes nearly two hundred works, many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time. Tours offered September 23–December 19, 2014.

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse  Recommended for grades 4-12; limited to 30 students. The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still-life across the 19th century, this exhibition will showcase approximately sixty floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s. Tours offered November 11, 2014–February 6, 2015. 

Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Montonaga  Recommended for grades 4-12; limited to 30 students. This exhibition will examine the full arcs of the artists' careers, from early works to their 18-year engagement with the Gutai Art Association—the leading avant-garde group of postwar Japanese artists—to their later masterworks created in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. The exhibition highlights the experimental and innovative quality of Shiraga's and Motonaga's creative production through nearly sixty works of art and historical materials. Tours offered February 17–May 22, 2015.

Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets  Recommended for grades 4-12; limited to 30 students. The U.S. premiere of the internationally traveling exhibition on the work of contemporary Belgian artist Michaël Borremans is the first to bring together the artist's paintings, drawings, and films from over the last fourteen years in a single survey. Tours offered March 24–May 22, 2015.

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: Adult and Higher Ed Visits.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.