Higher Ed. Student Visits

Schedule Your Group Visit

If you are a college or university group within the DFW Metroplex, please submit the Higher Ed. Request Form to request a date for your group visit. Please note that all visits must be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance in order to ensure a place on our tour calendar.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission; however, there is an admission fee associated with some special exhibitions at the DMA. Museum visits to ticketed special exhibitions are free of charge for college or university groups from the DFW Metroplex when scheduled at least three weeks in advance. With less than three weeks’ notice, students will have to pay the ticket price to visit a special exhibition.

If you are a college or university group from outside the Metroplex, contact our Group Sales Office at 214-922-1222 or groupsales@DMA.org.

Docent-Guided Visits

Docent-guided visits provide college and university groups with the opportunity to connect with works of art through careful looking and group discussion. Docent-guided visits include the Museum's collection and/or special exhibitions, and can be customized to meet your group's area of interest. Led by trained volunteers, tours last one hour and are available Tuesday-Friday. Docent-guided tours are available from September 11, 2018, to May 24, 2019.

Docent-guided tours are available for all areas of the Museum's collection, as well as for the following special exhibitions:

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art  Limited to 30 students per hour. The long-term installation will showcase over 100 works from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, which is recognized by scholars as one of the most geographically and historically comprehensive of its kind. The collection spans three continents and 13 centuries of Islamic cultural production and includes masterworks in various mediums—from rock crystal to metalwork, ceramics, textiles, carpets, and works on paper. Tours offered September 18–May 24, 2019.

An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art  Limited to 30 students per hour. This exhibition is dedicated to the single largest benefactors in the Museum's history, the late Margaret and Eugene McDermott, who were visionary patrons of the arts, education, and healthcare in Dallas. An Enduring Legacy presents their final bequest of 32 19th- and early 20th-century artworks to The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund to benefit the DMA. The bequest includes works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and many others. Tours offered September 18February 15, 2019.

Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art  Limited to 30 students per hour. This exhibition examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. This tour-de-force presentation includes key paintings by American Precisionists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth, and iconic works by the masters of straight photography such as Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, and Edward Steichen. Tours offered September 25–January 4, 2019.

Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty  Limited to 30 students per hour. This exhibition will survey the prolific and provocative career of the late artist Günther Förg (1952–2013). Förg was closely associated with the Cologne scene of the 1980s, a group of irreverent artists who challenged the traditions of painting. A Fragile Beauty will bring renewed attention to Förg’s work by examining his legacy in relation to key issues of the 20th century, including postwar nostalgia and loss and the utopianism of high modernism. Tours offered November 6–January 25, 2019.

Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow  Limited to 30 students per hour. Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was recognized as a gifted artist during her life, but her efforts were overshadowed by those of her famous older sister, Georgia. This exhibition brings to light rediscovered works by Ida O’Keeffe, revealing that she crafted an artistic identity that was distinct, in style and subject matter, from that of her celebrated sibling. It will showcase for the first time approximately 50 of her works, including paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings, along with photographs of the artist taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia’s husband. Tours offered November 27–February 22, 2019.

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist  Limited to 30 students per hour. This international exhibition is dedicated to one of the founding members of the French Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot. It will focus on the artist's treatment of the modern figure through approximately 60 paintings from public and private collections around the world. Tours offered March 5–May 24, 2019.

If you are interested in bringing your students to see a paid exhibition for free, you must request this on your original form at least three weeks before your requested date. With less than three weeks' notice, students will have to pay the ticket price to visit a special exhibition.

Self-Guided Visits

Professors and instructors can also schedule self-guided visits for independent exploration of the Museum's galleries. Self-guided visits are available during regular Museum hours only: Tuesday–Sunday, 11–5; Thursday, 11–9; closed Mondays.


More information on Higher Ed Student Visits and answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Museum Guidelines for Adult and Higher Ed Visits
Access multimedia resources related to the collection and special exhibitions by downloading the DMA app
Research works of art using the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library.
Participate in programs such as lectures, gallery talks, films, and more.