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.

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Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 9/25/17

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.


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.


State of the Arts: Film Animation: Past, Present, Future

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Connect with leaders in the North Texas animation industry for a talk about the art of film animation. KERA Senior Arts Producer-Reporter Jerome Weeks will be joined in conversation by Bryan Engram, CEO of Brazen Animation; Brandon Oldenburg, Chief Creative Officer of Flight School Studio; and Dr. Midori Kitagawa, Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at UT Dallas.



Boshell Lecture: Walking in the Footsteps of My Grandmothers: The Art and Ancestry of Mono Basket Weaving

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a closer look at two newly acquired baskets created by Mono artists Lois Conner Bonha and Clara Muhly Harris. For more than 30 years, Lois Bonha, affectionately known as the Acorn Lady, has been carrying on the tradition of her North Fork Mono Tribe by gathering local materials and creating intricately woven baskets. Bonha will speak about the process of creating her gambling tray in the DMA's collection and how it fits into the rich history of Mono basket weaving. 


Loving Vincent from Canvas to Screen

Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a new feature film about Vincent van Gogh before it hits theaters. Over the course of six years the creative team behind Loving Vincent compiled 65,000 oil paintings from 125 artists to create an animated feature film about the artist's life. Hear from producers and animators discussing the making this ground-breaking film.



Cultural Developments in Dallas: Dr. Rick Brettell in conversation with Mark Lamster

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with The Dallas Architecture Forum

The last two decades have seen dramatic developments in the cultural fabric of North Texas. Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster as we examine some of these major accomplishments over the last 20 years. Brettell and Lamster will also discuss what needs to occur over the next two decades to enhance the arts and cultural opportunities for all North Texas residents. 


Exhibition Talk: Truth: 24 frames per second

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.

Get a first look a the new exhibition Truth: 24 frames per second, and hear from three featured artists. Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will be joined by artists Dara Birnbaum, Ben Rivers, and Anne Tallentire to talk about time-based media and their works in the exhibition.