Talks & Tours

The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of talks and tours exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.

Missed a talk? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. 

Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 10/27/16

Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Boshell Lecture: Mummies Unwrapped

Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.

Just in time for Halloween, join DMA curators Anne Bromberg and Kimberly Jones for a talk about three traditions of human mummification: those of Egypt, the Andes, and China. Discover the hows and whys of mummification through burial objects from the DMA's collection. 


Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


Special Event: Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join April Calahan, fashion historian and Special Collections Associate at Fashion Institute of Technology, for a closer look at her book Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style. Calahan will discuss the evolution of men's and women's styles through the art of the fashion plate--lavish, hand-colored illustrations created to promote the latest modes. 


Boshell Lecture: Indiana Jones in Space

Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Parcak is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama–Birmingham, the winner of the 2016 TED Prize, and a space archaeologist. Parcak will discuss her pioneering use of satellite remote sensing to discover countless ancient ruins around the world and Global Xplorer, a platform that will enable citizen-scientists to join in the hunt. Presented by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology.

Join us for a pre-lecture reception at 6:30 p.m.


DMA Members-Only Tours

Every fourth Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on the fourth Sunday of every month.