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 19, 2017, to May 25, 2018.

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. This 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 starting April 25, 2017.

The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana  Limited to 30 students per hour. The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana, inspired by works in the DMA’s collection and featuring objects from public and private collections, reveals the splendor of Asante regalia, much of which is made of gold. Tours offered April 24–May 25, 2018.

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins  Given the limited capacity, groups will not be able to tour this exhibition, whether docent-guided or self-guided. 

Truth: 24 frames per second  Limited to 45 students per hour. Due to the gallery space and restricted lighting to accommodate the works of art on display, we will not be offering docent-guided tours. Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Self-guided visits offered October 31–January 26, 2018.

Please note: Truth: 24 frames per second features work by artists who are embracing new ideas and perspectives from around the world in contemporary times. Some of the exhibition content may not be appropriate for all visitors and could be challenging for some students. Please let us know if you have specific concerns or questions.

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. Now that the DMA has free general admission, professors can bring their students for self-guided visits at any time.


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.