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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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: 1/22/18

State of the Arts: New Media and the Future of Art

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.

KERA’s Jerome Weeks will be joined by artist John Gerrard, SMU Assistant Professor of Film Amber Bemak, and DMA Assistant Conservator Elena Torok to discuss how new media is ushering in a new era of making, displaying, and conserving art. 


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.


Inaugural Frank Welch Memorial Lecture with Ted Flato

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.

Reception and check-in begins at 6:15 p.m., lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Free for Dallas Architecture Forum members, $5 full-time students, $15 DMA Members, $20 general admission
Tickets available at the door or purchase in advance at the bottom of this page


Choose Happiness

Saturday, February 3, 2:00 p.m.

At this special, free event, American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Menla will explain methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy, happiness, and meaning our everyday reality. Everyone is welcome! 


Gallery Talks

First and third 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 lunchtime gallery talks. 

Boshell Lecture: Three Stones Make a Wall

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Archaeologist Eric Cline will share selections from his new book Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. From Pompeii to Petra, Cline brings to life a few of history's most riveting discoveries, the archaeologists who made them, and the civilizations that were uncovered. Along the way, Cline addresses important archaeological questions: How do you know where to dig? Who gets to keep what is found? 



Exhibition Talk: Hopi Visions

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Museum of Northern Arizona Curator of Anthropology, and artist Ed Kabotie will discuss the exhibition Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit.