Format: 4/23/19

Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Teen Workshop: Habits with Karla Garcia

Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join C3 Visiting Artist Karla Garcia in an investigation of tradition, roles, and routines. What sort of routines are part of your everyday life? Where do your habits and traditions come from? Write and illustrate your story to contribute to a book that's half hand-made, half digitally fabricated, and 100% designed by workshop participants! Intended for ages 13-19; all materials provided.

Gallery Talks

First and third 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 lunchtime gallery talks. 

Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture featuring Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown are internationally acclaimed architects and designers whose projects range in scale from a 20-acre 6-million-square-foot urban development to the design of a lipstick case, and from residential and office towers in Manhattan and Asia to rural retreats and private residences for high-profile clients. 


David Sedaris

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Beloved satirist David Sedaris returns for his tenth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to share new and unpublished essays, imparting his incisive social critiques and sharing his sardonic wit with devoted fans. Hailed as the “rock star of writers,” Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers, with bestselling books such as Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays including Calypso, Theft by Finding: Diaries (19772002), Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.  


Zine Club: America Will Be!

Thursday, May 2, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photograph Grandma Ruby’s Refrigerator celebrates the bonds of family and friendship that sustain communities in the midst of social change. Tell a story about the people in your community using photography. Drop by for a final chance to be published in the Spring Zine!


Boshell Lecture: Fashions from the Jungle: Ancient Maya Dress and Adornment

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

Maya art shows us that their royal courts were places to see and be seen, whether it was wearing elaborate headdresses, fragrant florals, ornate jewelry made from exotic marine shells and greenstone, or textiles woven from fibers dyed in rich hues. Join archaeologist Dr. Cara G. Tremain for a talk on the elaborate court dress of the ancient Maya. 


Melinda Gates

Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Melinda Gates’s inspiring debut The Moment of Lift traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. One thing has become increasingly clear to her: if you want to lift a society up, invest in women. Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement toward equality, offers startling data, and shares moving conversations she’s had with women from all over the world. A personal statement of passionate conviction, she traces her evolution from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world’s foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.


Open Studio

First Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.

The studio is open and waiting for you! Drop in on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy free art making in the Art Studio for the entire family.


Quartets in Harmony

Saturday, May 4, 3:00 p.m.

The Mendelssohn Octet, jewel of the chamber music repertoire, is performed by the Baumer String Quartet, led by DSO Co-Concertmaster Nathan Olson and SMU’s resident ensemble, the Julius Quartet.