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–August 8, 2019.

Jonas Wood Limited to 30 students per hour. The first major solo museum exhibition of work by American painter Jonas Wood, one of the most influential and exciting artists of our time. Bringing together approximately 35 works across 13 years of Wood’s career, the exhibition Jonas Wood traces the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory, and the self to shed light on a practice that is both deeply personal and universal.  Tours offered March 24–May 24, 2019.

America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape Limited to 30 students per hour. Drawing on works from the DMA’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents the ways in which contemporary artists engage with landscapes, broadly defined, exploring how our natural and built environments intersect with our representations of ourselves and our communities. This exhibition explores how contemporary “landscapes” might better reflect the full diversity of the peoples who inhabit North and South America. Tours offered April 16–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.

Resources

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.