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: 6/24/18

Saturday Artist Talk: Frances Bagley

Saturday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.

Every Saturday in July, join a local artist in the Contemporary Art Galleries for a brief talk about her work in the new installations Body Ego and Soft Focus.   


Late Night Talk: The Secret Lives of Color

Friday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Selected as one of NPR’s best books of the year in 2017, The Secret Lives of Color is a study of human civilization through our relationship to color. Join author Kassia St. Clair for a talk about some of history’s most impactful hues and how they shaped everything from art and fashion to science, politics, and medicine.


Music and the Omani Arts Economy

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

Join Dr. Anne K. Rasmussen for a talk and short musical performance about the arts of Oman. This richly illustrated presentation updates ethnographic fieldwork, begun on the eve of Oman’s 40th National Day celebration in November 2010 and continuing through 201114, with fresh insight from fieldwork conducted in 2015 and 2017 that highlights some of the dynamics among musicians and people in the business of culture in Oman.