Teen Programs

Look. Relate. Create. From tours and workshops to volunteering opportunities, there's a place for teens at the Dallas Museum of Art. DMA Teen Programs are opportunities for teens (ages 13-19) to make connections with global cultures, meet and collaborate with new friends, and find inspiration in new places. We currently offer the following opportunities for teens:

Teen Workshops: Monthly weekend classes led by educators and working artists. Ideal for teens looking to expand their creative horizons, workshops give teens an individualized and closer look at artwork in the gallery and opportunities to learn new techniques and skills.

Teen Homeschool Workshops: Monthly weekday classes for homeschooled teens to get a closer look at the DMA's collection and exhibitions through discussion, collaboration, and art making.

Teen Tours: Free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
Formerly the DMA Teen Docent program, the Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12). Family programs range from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Storytime in the galleries. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

DMA Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council, or TAC for short, is a group of highly motivated high school students who help shape the direction of how the Museum engages with youth audiences. Members of the council develop innovative interdisciplinary programming for Museum visitors of all ages, and serve as ambassadors for the Museum to the community. Being a TAC member is an opportunity to develop leadership, project management, and hands-on facilitation skills, as well as work directly with museum professionals. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

For questions or more information about DMA Teen Programs, e-mail teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 6/27/17

Teen Tour: Modern Art Decoded

Thursday, June 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes you have to work a little harder to appreciate works of modern and contemporary art! On this interactive tour, shift your perspective and learn a little about the art and artists of our time. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Disconnect to Reconnect: A Teen Night

Thursday, July 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

In today’s world, we are all constantly connected through the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to power down and disconnect in order to reconnect with the world around you. Use the Museum as your social platform to meet new people through activities and tours hosted by the DMA's Teen Advisory Council. Get ready to unplug from your devices and tune in to the frequency of friendship!