Access Programs

Access Programs

The DMA is everyone's museum, and we welcome visitors of all ages and abilities to discover the power of art! We currently offer the following programs for visitors with special needs:

Autism Awareness Family Celebrations: a morning at the museum just for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families
Art Beyond Sight: an annual celebration of visual awareness with programs for all ages
Meaningful Moments: a monthly program for those with early-stage dementia and their caregivers
Meaningful Moments for Groups: a program for residents of care facilities specializing in memory care

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Find more information by clicking on each event below. For general questions about access programming, please call 214-922-1251 or e-mail


Upcoming Access Programs

Format: 11/23/14

Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.


Autism Awareness Family Celebrations

Saturday, November 15, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Explore nature during our FREE Autism Awareness Family Celebration on November 15. Experience an activity with the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, relax in our TWU sensory room, experience stories in the galleries with our storyteller, and, if you're over 12, enjoy a gallery tour just for older kids—all before public hours. Registration required. Click on the Details button for information on how to register.