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Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World

Dallas, TX
The DMA is the only venue outside of Europe to present Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World, an exhibition of Islamic art and culture exploring the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science. Spann... read more

Homeschool class: April 2014: Earth Day

Dallas, TX
The Dallas Museum of Art’s homeschool classes offer an interactive Museum experience for families with children ages 6 and above. Parents and children learn about works of art together in the galleries, participate in hand... read more

C3 Artistic Encounter: Dyeing with Amie Adelman

Dallas, TX
Saturate yourself in this hands-on dyeing workshop with guest artist Amie Adelman. Explore the beautiful textiles from the DMA's collection and creat your owned dyed work of art!  Please email Amanda Batson abatson@DMA.org... read more

S.E. Hinton

Dallas, TX
“Big D Reads a Timeless Classic” 
   The Outsiders has sold over 14 million copies and ranks as a classic, still widely regarded as one of the most important books in the young adult genre. S.E. Hinton first published the ... read more

Timothy Egan

Dallas, TX
“Can’t-Put-It-Down History” Timothy Egan will share stories from his National Book Award-winning book, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, which Walter Cronkite hailed ... read more

Think Creatively

Dallas, TX
Give your brain a boost and discover the power to expand your creativity. Join creativity expert Magdalena Grohman, Ph.D., for this workshop where you will exercise your brain with creative thinking tools and then explore ... read more

Film Screening: Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami

Dallas, TX
This event is SOLD OUT.  Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century.  His first live-action feature film Jellyfish E... read more

Arturo's Art & Me: May 2014: Animal Adventures

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Together, we look at works of art, read a story in the galleries and do an art-making project in the art studio. Only participating children require ... read more

Larry McMurtry

Dallas, TX
In partnership with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist UniversityTexas literary icon Larry McMurtry releases his new novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon, at this not-to-be-missed event... read more

C3 Artistic Encounter: Poetry and Light with Will Richey

Dallas, TX
Spoken Word Artist and creative arts educator, Will Richey will lead participants on a creative journey of light and expression in this special artistic encounter focused on light from the DMA’s special exhibition Nur: Lig... read more

Exhibition Lecture: Between Light and Shadow of Islamic Rituals and the Production of Islamic Science

Dallas, TX
Join Dr. George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic science at Columbia University, for a talk focused on the ritual of Islamic prayers (which believers have to perform five times a day) and the fact that those prayers... read more

Toddler Art: May 2014: Shape Escape

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will look at a work of art in the Museum galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Only parti... read more

Art Babies: Features & Creatures

Dallas, TX
Spend time with your little one surrounded by art in the Art Babies class just for children 0 – 24 months old and their caregivers. Learn what type of art appeals to babies and how to identify your art baby’s artistic tast... read more

Ruth Reichl - Dinner package

Dallas, TX
“Foodie Fiction”   Join us for the epicurean event of the season as author, editor, and critic Ruth Reichl shares her debut novel, Delicious. Reichl served as editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years and the resta... read more

Ruth Reichl

Dallas, TX
“Foodie Fiction”   Join us for the epicurean event of the season as author, editor, and critic Ruth Reichl shares her debut novel, Delicious.  Reichl served as editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years and the rest... read more

Image/Object: Panel Discussion with Lucas Blalock, Margaret Lee, and Erin Shirreff

Dallas, TX
Join the Dallas Museum of Art’s own Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, for a discussion on the current state of photography, and image-making more generally.  Featuring artists ... read more

Karen Cushman

Dallas, TX
“Diary of a Dreamer” Newbery award-winning children’s author Karen Cushman will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her beloved book Catherine, Called Birdy, which continues to be a favorite among young adults and their... read more

Homeschool class: May 2014: Dinner Party

Dallas, TX
The Dallas Museum of Art’s homeschool classes offer an interactive Museum experience for families with children ages 6 and above. Parents and children learn about works of art together in the galleries, participate in hand... read more

Rick Atkinson

Dallas, TX
"From D-Day to V-Day” In partnership with the Boshell Family Lecture Series for World Art and Archaeology Celebrate the seventieth anniversary of D-Day by brushing up on the dramatic story of the U.S. Army's involvement in... read more

C3 Open Studio

Dallas, TX
Experiment in an open studio environment with materials provided for you to continue projects or explore new ones. Registration is required and is for an adult audience only.

Brettell Lecture: Thoma's "Olive Grove at Lake Garda"

Dallas, TX
Based on the artist's memories of his travels to Italy, Hans Thoma's Olive Grove at Lake Garda shows two peasant girls tending sheep in a serene grove of olive trees. Dr. Felix Kramer, head of modern art at the Stadel Muse... read more

Arturo's Art & Me: June 2014: Museum Mysteries

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Together, we look at works of art, read a story in the galleries and do an art-making project in the art studio. Only participating children require ... read more

A Bright Evening: A Showcase with the Spiderweb Salon

Dallas, TX
Spiderweb Salon from Denton, Texas are teaming up with the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art to host a unique poetry and music showcase! A Bright Evening will be highlighting work by a variety of ... read more

Toddler Art: June 2014: Set Sail

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will look at a work of art in the Museum galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Only parti... read more

Texas Bound II

Dallas, TX
Don't miss an evening of stories that feature Ellen DeGeneres' take on the etiquette of gift-giving, the challenges of a marriage after a soldier returns home from war, a father striving to help his daughter through the gr... read more

Summer Camp: artLAB

Dallas, TX
Ages 4-5 9 am-Noon Teacher: Rachel Moss  Grab your pave intbrush and your test tubes as we mix science and art through creative experiments in our studio/lab. Budding art-scientists will make erupting art, learn about chr... read more

Summer Camp: Animation: Moving Sculptures

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 9:00 am-4:00 pm Teacher: Bart Weiss Bring your artwork to life! In this hands-on animation camp, campers will design and build their own sets, props and characters and then bring them to life through the art of ... read more

Summer Camp: The Artist in You

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 9:00am - Noon Teacher: Valerie Jiede Become an art expert and learn how to spot the differences between a Monet and a Mondrian! We'll explore the -isms and -scapes of art--impressionism, cubism, cityscapes, seasca... read more

Summer Camp: Collage and Mixed-Up Media

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 1:00 - 4:00pm Teacher: Valerie Jiede Raid the art supply cabinet and get ready to make art out of practically everything! Use a variety of techniques and media to create fun and unique works of art inspired by dai... read more

Cristina Henriquez

Dallas, TX
"Destination America"   Named one of "Fiction's New Luminaries" by Virginia Quarterly Review, Cristina Henriquez is author of The World in Half and Come Together: Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Tim... read more

Oral Fixation

Dallas, TX
“Lost in Translation: Stories About Immigration” Oral Fixation, Dallas’ hit storytelling series, will head to the DMA to explore the true, personal stories of seven recent American immigrants, straight from the horse’s mou... read more

Summer Camp: Design Studio

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 9:00 am - Noon Teacher: Mark Gutting What do a T-shirt logo, an iPhone, and a lamp have in common? They all started off as a design in someone's imagination. Step into our design studio and take your ideas from p... read more

Summer Camp: Once Upon a Time

Dallas, TX
Ages 4-5 9:00am - Noon Teacher: Leah Hanson Create your own "happily ever afters" as we explore the connections between art and story.  Finding inspiration in classic children's books and works of art from the Museum's col... read more

Summer Camp: Shutterbugs

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 1:00 - 4:00 pm Teacher: Lupita Murillo Tinnen Have you got a photographer's eye? Put it to good use in this camp all about the art of photography! Learn how to shoot artistic photographs and use them to create to... read more

Diana Gabaldon

Dallas, TX
“Word-of-Mouth Phenomenon” With over 25 million books in print in 23 languages and over 236,000 Facebook fans (and growing!), Diana Gabaldon’s fiction is a word-of-mouth phenomenon. This six-time New York Times bestselling... read more

Summer Camp: MasterPEACE

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 9:00 am - Noon Teacher: Karen Blessen What does it mean to be a peacemaker? And how can art change the world? Explore the intersection of art and social action in this camp for kids who want to make a difference.... read more

Summer Camp: New World Kids 2

Dallas, TX
Ages 7-8 9:00 am - Noon Teacher: Leah Hanson Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Expand your horizons and stretch your imagination with advice from real-world pros! Using the building blocks of the Sensory Al... read more

Summer Camp: Renaissance Kids: Music and Art with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 1:00 - 4:00 pm Teacher: Toni Austin-Allen Become a modern-day minstrel! The DMA joins with the Dallas Symphony in this camp to introduce children to the artistry of medieval and Renaissance culture. Learn the art... read more

Summer Camp: Terrific Textiles

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 1:00-4:00 pm Teacher: Amanda Batson Discover fabulous fiber techniques while using yarns, threads and mystery materials that can be stitched, woven and transformed to create your own original masterpieces! We will... read more

Summer Camp: From Page to Stage

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Teacher: Ann Marie Newman Let your imagination soar in a summer camp that has it all! Immerse yourself in the multi-disciplinary world dramatic arts offer. Refine your skills as an actor, script... read more

Summer Camp: Developing an Eye for Art

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 1:00 - 4:00pm Teachers: Danielle Schulz and Jessica Fuentes Say cheese! Discover how the camera forever changed the art world through hands-on projects that explore portraiture, architecture, nature and technology... read more

Daniel Silva

Dallas, TX
In conversation with Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art   He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy nov... read more

Summer Camp: Fashion Forward

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 9:00am - Noon Teacher: Laura Minton Find your inner fashion star in this camp all about creativity in design and thinking outside the box! Using works from the Museum's collection as inspiration, you'll design clo... read more

Summer Camp: Hands-On Art for Children with Autism

Dallas, TX
Ages 7-12 1:00 - 4:00 pm Teaachers: Amanda Blake and Stacy Calloway Interact with works of art in the galleries, engage in a variety of hands-on experiences and explore art processes to create works of art in the studio du... read more

Summer Camp: Mask Mania

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 1:00 - 4:00pm Teacher: Lupita Murillo Tinnen Travel the globe and discover art from around the world in this adventure-filled camp! Each day we'll visit a new country and explore the mask-making traditions of Afri... read more

Summer Camp: Mix It Up

Dallas, TX
Ages 4-5 9:00am - Noon Teacher: Laura Minton Do you know how many different art materials you can use in a week? Count your way to the answer with inspiration taken from artworks in the Museum's collection! Learn about lan... read more

Summer Camp: Painting Transformations

Dallas, TX
Ages 9-12 9:00 am - Noon Teacher: Mark Gutting Put your painting skills to the test in this camp all about art transformations! We'll ask "what if?" and "why not?" as we explore works in the Museum's collection. Investigat... read more

Summer Camp: Side by Side

Dallas, TX
Ages 6-8 1:00-4:00 p.m. Teachers: Natalie Macellaio, Lesli Robertson and Big Kids magazine (Lilly Blue and Jo Pollitt) Who says summer camp is only for kids? In this brand-new camp designed for adults and children together... read more

Summer Camp: New World Kids

Dallas, TX
Ages 5-6 9:00am - Noon Teacher: Leah Hanson Think you know your ABCs? Think again! In this camp, children will learn a new alphabet that stretches their creativity and offers a new way to see the world. Each day campers wi... read more

Summer Camp: Brains, Brains, Braaaains! with Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas, TX
Ages 13-19 10:00 am-5:00 pm Teacher: J.C. Bigornia Explore the monstrous, the weird, and the macabre in art and science during this unique week-long camp. Work with special effects artists, scientists, and actors to debunk... read more
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Past Events

ArtViews Dallas: Cultural Districts: A Rising Tide

ArtViews Dallas: Cultural Districts: A Rising Tide

Dallas, TX
Moderated by Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, this panel will focus on the international urban movement that fuses city planning initiatives with the development and construction of municipal cultural entities. Over 100 cultural districts are ris...
Saturday, April 12 2014 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger

Dallas, TX
“Art + Science Festival” Tom Angleberger is an artist-turned-writer known for his explosively popular Origami Yoda series. The story follows sixth grader Dwight, who creates an origami finger puppet of Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda, which then comes to life and gives him advice that always seems to ...
Saturday, April 12 2014 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Toddler Art: April 2014: Imaginary Worlds

Toddler Art: April 2014: Imaginary Worlds

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will look at a work of art in the Museum galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Only participating children require a ticket; adults do not require a ticket. If you ...
Fri, Apr 4 2014 11:00 AM Fri, Apr 11 2014 12:00 PM

Arturo's Art & Me: April 2014: Pattern Play

Arturo's Art & Me: April 2014: Pattern Play

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Together, we look at works of art, read a story in the galleries and do an art-making project in the art studio. Only participating children require a ticket; adults do not require a ticket.  If you have any difficulties wit...
Sat, Apr 5 2014 11:00 AM Thu, Apr 10 2014 12:30 PM

Sabiha Al Khemir & Eliza Griswold

Sabiha Al Khemir & Eliza Griswold

Dallas, TX
“Islamic Culture and Creativity” One of the world’s leading experts on Islamic art, Sabiha Al Khemir, the DMA’s Senior Advisor of Islamic Art, has worked at the Met, the Louvre and the British Museum.  She will discuss her novel, The Blue Manuscript, which takes readers on a quest for the legenda...
Mon, Apr 7 2014 7:30 PM Tue, Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM

Exhibition Lecture: A Geometry of Light

Exhibition Lecture: A Geometry of Light

Dallas, TX
Bringing together 150 objects of art across media, from Spain to Central Asia, dating from the 9th to early 20th century, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World explores the importance of light in Islamic aesthetics. Join Sabiha Al Khemir, senior advisor of Islamic art at the Dallas...
Thursday, April 3 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Carl Hoffman

Carl Hoffman

Dallas, TX
"Solving the Rockefeller Mystery” In partnership with the Boshell Family Lecture Series for World Art and Archaeology 
Part T.E. Lawrence, part Indiana Jones, with a dash of Tom Sawyer, Carl Hoffman’s reporting has taken his to every corner of the world. His forthcoming book, Savage Harvest (Marc...
Wed, Apr 2 2014 7:30 PM Thu, Apr 3 2014 5:30 PM

State of the Arts: Urban Planning

State of the Arts: Urban Planning

Dallas, TX
Join KERA’s Jeff Whittigton for a thought provoking conversaion with Brent A. BrownFounding Director, bcWorkshop; Head, City of Dallas CityDesign Studio Catherine CuellarExecutive Director, Dallas Arts District Robert MeckfesselArchitect, DSGN Associates; President, LaReunion TX
Thursday, March 27 2014 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

Homeschool Class: March 2014: Painting Landscapes

Homeschool Class: March 2014: Painting Landscapes

Dallas, TX
The Dallas Museum of Art’s homeschool classes offer an interactive Museum experience for families with children ages 6 and above. Parents and children learn about works of art together in the galleries, participate in hands-on activities as a family, and create a work of art together in the Art S...
Thursday, March 27 2014 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Claire Messud & Meg Wolitzer

Claire Messud & Meg Wolitzer

Dallas, TX
“The Ties that Bind” Praised by the New York Times as “a writer of near-miraculous perfection, Claire Messud is the author of The Last Life, The Emperor’s Children (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize) and, most recently, The Woman Upstairs. Bookforum lauded this novel of passion and artistic fu...
Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

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