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Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


Geoff Dyer

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

Award-winning author Geoff Dyer and curator Gavin Delahunty celebrate the DMA’s recent acquisition of a work by iconic artist Walter De Maria; the event also includes a performance by percussionist Stockton Helbing of one of the artist’s rare musical compositions. Dyer will share insights about his pilgrimage to De Maria’s The Lightning Field in New Mexico, as well as his musings on travel, landscape, and the power of art, in his newest book, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. The New Yorker hails Dyer as “a restless polymath and an irresistibly funny storyteller.”


Teen Tour: African Art

Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Toddler Art: Feathered Friends

January 13, 17, or 20, 11:00 a.m-noon

Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.



Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Join us on Friday, January 20 for our annual birthday celebration to kick off the new year! We will travel back to the Middle Ages with talks, tours, films, performances, and more celebrating our new exhibition Art and Nature in the Middle Ages.


Late Night Film: The Sword in the Stone

Friday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Disney's animated classic The Sword in the Stone recounts the Arthurian legend of a young boy pulling a sword from a stone to earn the claim to England's throne. The boy in question, a humble squire named Wart, is guided to his destiny by a friendly wizard who sees his potential.


Late Night Main Stage featuring Istanpitta

Friday, January 20, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Listen to music of the Middle Ages performed by ensemble Istanpitta. Istanpitta consists of musicians playing a variety of period instruments including lute, saz, early percussion, vielles, bagpipes, and voice who perform live at formal concert venues, universities, and festivals.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Late Night Friday, January 20, 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and go on an animal scavenger hunt or pair up with a friend to participate in a sketching activity that will have you looking closely at nearby works of art. Free for all ages.


Late Night Film: Ladyhawke

Friday, January 20, 9:00 p.m.

Set in medieval France, Ladyhawke tells the story of two cursed lovers who can only meet in human form at dawn and dusk and the young thief who helps them set things right.