Format: 6/25/17

Summer Art Camp: Meet the Masters

July 17-21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Masters is a Summer Art Camp for 6-8 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.


Terry Tempest Williams

Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

In her first-ever Dallas appearance, Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author of the environmental classic Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World, discusses her latest book, The Hour of the Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. Williams examines what the parks mean to us and what we mean to them. “Our national parks are breathing spaces, in a time when we’re all holding our breath,” she says. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of the Land is a meditation on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.


Kathy Reichs

Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.

Kathy Reichs is the author of 18 New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. A forensic anthropologist, Reichs’ own life and her hit crime novels are the basis for Bones, one of Fox network’s longest-running series. At this event, she will talk about her new stand-alone thriller, Two Nights. After years of running from her dark past, the novel’s protagonist, Sunday Night, is pushed out of isolation and forced to confront her demons when a girl goes missing in the chaos of a bomb explosion. 


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!


Pop-Up Art Spot

Late Night, Friday, July 21, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Contemporary Galleries on Level 1 for sensory activities related to touch and scent, as well as a paper-folding activity, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages.


Late Night Film: The First Monday in May

Friday, July 21, 10:30 p.m.

In the ultimate fusion of art and fashion, The First Monday in May takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala and corresponding fashion exhibition. Much like the work of Iris van Herpen, whose designs were featured in a 2016 exhibition and Gala, the documentary illustrates the blurred lines between contemporary couture fashion and art object.


DMA Members-Only Tours

Selected fourth Sundays, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on selected Sundays throughout the year.


Summer Art Camp: Portrait Party

July 24-28, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Portrait Party is a Summer Art Camp for 9-12 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.