Lectures & Conversations
The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of lecture programs exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.
Unless otherwise noted, lecture tickets are $5 per person and Late Night Lectures are free. Purchase your tickets online or by phone at 214-922-1818. Online ticketing is available until 3:00 p.m. on the day of an event; after 3:00 p.m., tickets can be purchased on-site at the Visitor Services Desk.
Missed a lecture? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art.
Late Night Lectures
Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers a variety of experiences, including talks by arists, scholars, curators, and special guests. All Late Night lectures are included in general admission to the Museum.
Gods and Heroes in Greek Art
Friday, May 17
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
The Greeks imagined their gods looked like human beings, though the gods were immortal and mankind was not, and this humanist world view led to artworks of superb beauty and emotional appeal. In Greek art, human heroes and divinities like Zeus and Apollo share the same radiant form. In connection with The Body Beautiful exhibition, Dr. Anne Bromberg, the Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, will discuss Greek sculptures and vase paintings that express this Greek ideal of heroic humans, especially the nude male figure.
These programs are part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.
An Illustrated Course: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27
7:00–8:30 p.m. each evening
Course tickets: $40 for the public; $30 for DMA Partners and seniors; Free with 6,500 points for DMA Friends*
Purchase your ticket online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
*DMA Friends can receive a free ticket to this program by redeeming The Body Beautiful Course reward at a kiosk. You must use 6,500 points to redeem this reward.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, the DMA’s stellar exhibition from London’s British Museum, surveys some of the Greek world’s greatest surviving masterworks. In this two-lecture illustrated course, the DMA’s Eugene McDermott Director, Maxwell L. Anderson, will offer an in-depth exploration of the subjects, context, and significance of many of the objects in the exhibition, and how they offer insight into the worldview of Greek peoples from prehistory through the Hellenistic period.
Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in classical art from Harvard University. Formerly Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he had curatorial responsibility for multiple exhibitions featuring the art of ancient Greece, including The Search for Alexander (1981), The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art (1982), and Syracuse: The Fairest Greek City (1989).
Wednesday, June 26
Painting and Decorative Arts
Vase paintings and jewelry
Thursday, June 27
Statuary and Sculpture
Sculptures, bronzes, and terracottas
The exhibition catalogue for The Body Beautiful is on sale at the Museum Store. Course registrants will receive a 20% discount on the publication.
If you are a DMA Friend, check into both evenings of the course and earn 400 points. Not a DMA Friend? Sign up for FREE at the kiosks when you arrive at the DMA.
Arts & Letters Live
Click here to learn more about Arts & Letters Live events. Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages at the Dallas Museum of Art that features award-winning authors and actors of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming, combining literature with visual arts, music, and film, and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.