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: 6/3/16

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.


The Dallas Herakles in Context

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

Dr. Nancy Ramage, Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College, will speak about the multilayered history of one of the DMA’s newest acquisitions, a marble bust of Herakles that reveals the talents of three artistic hands.  This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology. A pre-lecture reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Fleischner Courtyard.


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.


The Person Himself: Irving Penn’s Ethnographic Studies

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the Irving Penn Archives, one of the world’s leading collections of photographs and memorabilia about the artist. Natasha Derrickson, former Collection Manager in the Department of Photography and Archive Assistant in the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, will discuss the materials contained in the archives and what they reveal about Penn’s life and work.


Late Night Talk: From the Kitchen Table

Friday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.

How can thinking like a designer turn passion into innovation and common problems into uncommon solutions? In this introduction to design thinking, Paul Manno will discuss how big ideas can develop from humble conversations around the kitchen table. 


DMA Members-only Talk

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art and presenting curator in Dallas for Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, for an exclusive DMA Members-only talk.