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: 2/27/17

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.

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Exhibition Talk: “What are the filthy apes doing there?”: Animals, Nature, and the Medieval Artistic Imagination

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the contexts that shaped art production and consumption in the Middle Ages. Using objects from Art and Nature in the Middle Ages as a point of departure, Mann will consider varied perspectives on the role of visual art in this period, particularly in relation to religious experience.

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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.

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Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Women's History Month, join three DMA curators, Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, for a look at objects in the collection that tell the stories of trailblazing women.

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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, except December.

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Late Night Talk: Food and Storytelling in "The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook"

Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.

Behind every great recipe is a story. In The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, artist, writer, and editor Natalie Eve Garrett collected the stories and recipes of more than 70 of the greatest creative minds of our time. Join Garrett as she discusses the book and reflects on the intersections of art, food, and life.

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Brettell Lecture: The Mondrian Brand

Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

From cake to clothing, the iconic abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian have been appropriated and reproduced countless times since his death. In a lecture based on her book The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian, art historian Nancy Troy discusses the impact on the artist's legacy, both in pop culture and among subsequent generations of artists. 

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Late Night Talk: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and author Susana Martínez Vidal will speak about her book Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, which examines the artist’s carefully curated image and the enduring legacy of her aesthetic. Vidal poses the question, "What does Frida Kahlo continue to teach us about fashion, art, and life?"

 

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