Summer Specials at the Dallas Museum of Art

Start your summer at half the price at the Dallas Museum of Art. Thursdays are cool at the DMA beginning Thursday, June 2, through Thursday, August 25, with half-price general admission ($5) and half-price parking ($5) starting at 11 a.m. Visitors can stay until 9 p.m. and enjoy Artist Encounters, Jazz in the Atrium, and other Thursday Night Live activities.

And you can experience Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection for half price too with a special $8 admission, which includes general admission to the rest of the Museum’s galleries and to all programs.

Activities for the entire family will be offered throughout the Museum, including art-making activities, family tours, story times, gallery activities, music, films, and more during summer Thursdays.

Experience our Pictureshow Film Series Thursdays, July 14 through August 18, with six evenings celebrating the art of cinema inspired by the special exhibitions and collection of the DMA.

Dallas Museum of Art members and children under 12 are always free to the DMA. Visit for updated programming information and additional summer specials including 9x9: 9 days til 9 p.m. which will be held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 14–July 30 when the Museum will stay open until 9:00 p.m. with music, happy hour drink specials, films, tours, and more.

Cool Thursdays Summer Programs for Families
Space Bar
Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Experiment with exciting materials to create your own unique work of art.

Story Time
Bring your imagination and join education staff members for an entertaining time of storytelling in the galleries.

Sketching Safari
Spend time exploring the galleries with members of the education staff, looking for animals and sketching in a safari journal from original works of art in the collection. All necessary materials will be provided–look for Arturo’s jeep in the galleries!

Interactive Family Gallery Tour
Join education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum’s collection designed for the whole family. Explore works through movement, sketching, stories, and more!

Family Film
Catch a showing of one of these Reading Rainbow films featuring animals: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Paper Crane, or The Piggy in the Puddle.

Urban Armor: Building Identity Through Art-Making
Every second Thursday of the month
Explore different ways that artists see themselves in the world and create art that reflects their identity during a lively gallery discussion and then have the chance to create a work of art of your own.

Cool Thursdays Summer Programs for Adults
Jazz in the Atrium
Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Atrium
Join us every Thursday evening for award-winning Jazz in the Atrium. Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to live jazz concerts by some of the area’s greatest musicians.

Artist Encounters
Join us for a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with local artists as they give us a behind-the-scenes peek at their artistic process.

Pictureshow Film Series
Thursdays, July 14–August 18
 Horchow Auditorium; visit to reserve your seat.

Join us for six evenings celebrating the art of cinema, inspired by the special exhibitions and collection of the Dallas Museum of Art—from masterworks of Native American art, to icons of 1960s design, magnificent African headwear, and Texas art treasures. DMA curators, artists, and special guests will discuss artful connections to the films before each screening.