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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Missed a talk? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. 

Upcoming Talks & Tours

Format: 4/19/19

Exhibition Talk: Dior

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.

Fashion historian Amber Butchart will discuss the ways in which fashion designers past and present have taken inspiration from the world around them. Drawing on fashion history, art, nature, and pop culture, Butchart will explore the nature of innovation and reveal threads that connect decades of fashion design.


Gallery Talk: Dior's New Look

Wednesday, June 5, 12:15 p.m

When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he introduced his own unique vision of femininity for the postwar era. Join Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection, for a talk about what defined Dior's New Look and his "top to toe" approach to design. 


Member Exhibition Talk - Dior: From Paris to the World

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Schleuning, The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, will give an exclusive members-only talk on this spectacular exhibition.

This event is available to members at the Ambassador level and above.

For more information, please contact Member Services at or by calling 214-922-1247.

Image: Christian Dior draping fabric over model Sylvie, 1948, courtesy of Christian Dior


Late Night Talk: Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Friday, June 21, 8:30 p.m.

Dr.  madison  moore, cultural critic, DJ, and Assistant Professor of Queer Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, will talk about his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric. Part autobiography, part cultural analysis, Fabulous looks to ballroom culture, nightclubs, and street style to ask what it means to be fabulous and how eccentricity can be a political gesture for marginalized communities. 


Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with Dressed

Friday, August 16, 9:00 p.m.

When Christian Dior unveiled his New Look in 1947, he kicked off what would be known as a golden age of couture. Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary from the podcast Dressed for a live episode about what made this era of fashion design so iconic and who the key players were.