DMA Friends & Partners FAQs

DMA Friends

How do I become a DMA Friend?
DMA Friends is a free, optional program that encourages and recognizes visitor participation as an essential ingredient of the museum experience. Currently, participants must enroll at kiosks in the Museum, but plans are underway to add an online sign-up option.

At the time of enrollment, new DMA Friends receive a card that allows them to chart their engagement with the Museum. As members visit exhibitions, attend programs, dialogue with others, contribute creatively, share their experiences online, and participate in other local arts events, they earn points for their participation that can be converted into a variety of rewards. Each DMA Friend can choose which rewards best reflect his or her interests. Discounts, free parking, access to special programs, free tickets, and other opportunities are among the many ways the DMA is saying thank you to visitors who enrich the experience of the Museum by their participation.

If I am only visiting Dallas can I still participate?
Yes. In phase two, we plan to expand the program over the course of its inaugural year to include a dynamic online component that will offer rewards for participation to out of town visitors.
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DMA Partners

How do I become a DMA Partner?
As a thank you for supporting the Museum DMA Partners receive benefits like free parking, special events, and free admission to ticketed special exhibitions. To learn more about DMA Partner levels and benefits click here to see the DMA Partner levels. DMA staff can help you become a Partner in person at the Museum or over the phone at 214-922-1247. You are also welcome to make your contribution online at

I am already a member. What will happen to my membership?
On January 21, 2013, we converted your membership to a partnership. DMA Partners receive benefits commensurate with their giving, and their philanthropic involvement with the DMA enables the Museum to provide free admission to the community at large.

I’m a DMA Partner. Can I also be a DMA Friend?
Yes. By checking in at one of our Friends kiosks with your DMA Partner card, you can activate your DMA Friend account and begin earning points when you participate.

How do I purchase a DMA partnership as a gift?
Gift partnerships can be purchased online at, by phone at 214-922-1247, by e-mail at, or in person at the Museum. Please be prepared to provide the recipient’s contact information.

How can I help support the DMA if I choose not to become a Partner at this time?
We value your contributions and encourage you to make them at any time throughout the year. Gifts to the Museum allow us to provide free general admission, educational outreach, and exhibition programming to all visitors. To learn more, please contact a DMA Partner representative by phone at 214-922-1247, by e-mail at, or on-site at the Museum.

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DMA Corporate Partners

I am already a corporate member. What will happen to my corporate membership?
Corporate giving will be approached in a similar way, with benefits adjusted to elevate active corporate engagement and recognition. Simultaneously, there will be a continuing focus on sponsorship, seeking support of special exhibitions and other programs that offer civic-enhancement opportunities for businesses serving the greater Dallas region.
The DMA is in the process of updating the Corporate Partners program to promote enhanced levels of engagement with our corporate supporters. Information will be available shortly, so please check our website at