An Extraordinary Ten Years

After a decade of working with school programs at the Dallas Museum of Art, I have recently resigned as Head of Teaching Programs in order to continue to develop my two passions – works of art and teaching.

The last ten years have been extraordinary in many ways as I have learned about and taught with the DMA’s encyclopedic collections and special exhibitions.  I’ve met several teachers who share my passion for art and teaching and have spent many meaningful hours in the galleries with them as we explored works of art together.  I’ve directed our docent program and have worked closely with over a hundred dedicated volunteers who give several hours of their time each week to make Museum visits possible for tens of thousands of Dallas-area students each year.

Although I’m looking forward to new adventures, I’m sad to leave behind the wonderful friendships I’ve made – with works of art and with people.  I appreciate all of the time and energy that teachers devote to sharing their love of works of art with their students and the time they commit to scheduling and preparing for art museum visits.  I believe that experiences with works of art can be transformative, and I wish all of you art teachers and my staff and docent colleagues all of the best as you continue to make these experiences possible.


Molly Kysar
Head of Teaching Programs

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4 Responses to “An Extraordinary Ten Years”

  1. 1 Nicole November 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Dearest Molly,

    You have been a kindred colleague for many years and I thank you for making many of my experiences at the DMA transformative and extraordinary.

    Cheers and hugs,

  2. 2 Logan November 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Molly, the sincerity and honesty with which you approach education, art, and life inspire me. I am a better person for having shared so many wonderful experiences with you. Thank you for your friendship and all the thoughtful ways in which you touch the lives of those around you.

  3. 3 Amy November 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Molly, who is extraordinary,

    Thank you for helping guide us to “wonderful ideas” and for showing us the magic that can happen when we look at, think about, and wonder about works of art together.

    With deep gratitude and many smiles from,
    Amy C. 😉

  4. 4 Melissa November 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm


    You’ve left a lasting impression on the Museum and all the fortunate people who have met, worked with, and learned from you. Thanks for sharing your passion, knowledge, wisdom and (most importantly) great sense of humor with us.


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