Talks & Tours

The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of talks and tours exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.

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Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 8/19/18

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.


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. 

Late Night Talk: Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.

DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art, which examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. 


Late Night Talk: Deco Cool

Friday, September 21, 9:30 p.m.

Join UT Austin Architecture Professor Dr. Christopher Long for a talk about Art Deco design in the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art. Long will discuss the defining characteristics of the Art Deco style and how it reflects American values in the early 20th century. 


Exhibition Talk: Architecture in the Machine Age

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

Join architecture historian Carol Willis for a talk about the skyscraper boom of the early 20th century and notable buildings featured in the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. 


Artist Talk: Runo Lagomarsino

Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

DMA curator Katherine Brodbeck will talk with artist Runo Lagomarsino about his exhibition at the DMA. Hear from the artist about how his work engages with history, politics, and national identity.​


Music and the Omani Arts Economy

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Anne K. Rasmussen for a talk and short musical performance about the arts of Oman. This richly illustrated presentation updates ethnographic fieldwork, begun on the eve of Oman’s 40th National Day celebration in November 2010 and continuing through 201114, with fresh insight from fieldwork conducted in 2015 and 2017 that highlights some of the dynamics among musicians and people in the business of culture in Oman.


Gallery Talk: Machine Art

Wednesday, October 3, 12:15 p.m.

Join UT Dallas photography professor Marilyn Waligore to explore the photographs on view in Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American ArtTake a closer look at photographs by some of the leading artists of the early 20th century and find out why they were so interested in industrial subject matter. ​