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Contemporary Art Initiative L.A. Trip 2017

Beverly Hills, CA
This special travel opportunity is only available to DMA Members who are part of the Contemporary Art Initiative of the DMA.

México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

Dallas, TX
On Sundays, March 26–May 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the special exhibition, México 1900–1950 will be free. Go to dma.org/familydays for more information.

Christina Baker Kline

Dallas, TX
Blending fact and fiction, the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline, delivers an evocative story about the mysterious woman who captured the imagination of Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s... read more

Erin and Philip C. Stead

Dallas, TX
The dynamic duo Erin and Philip Stead live and work side by side creating heartwarming stories such as A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Erin’s forthcoming book Tony returns to themes of friend... read more

Toddler Art: April 2017: In the Jungle

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

Arturo's Art & Me: April 2017: A Dog's Life

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries before creating an original work o... read more

Batik Fabric Making Workshop

Dalas, TX
Inspired by the textiles in the exhibition, Waxed: Batik from Java, join us to learn the history and techniques of Batik fabric making. You will choose your own “urban” design from the surroundings in the Cultural District... read more

Family Workshop: April 2017: Conservation Station

Dallas, TX
For children ages 6–12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family, then create a work of art in the studio.

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Dallas, TX
The Nest is Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel that garnered a seven-figure advance and spent more than 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It dissects the juicy dynamics of the Plumb family, composed of fou... read more

Off the Wall: Shaken, Not Stirred

Dallas, TX
Off the Wall takes a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collections with a pop culture twist. Shake up your expectations, stir up your night and come styled to a T and enjoy a night of cocktails, jazz and espionage... read more

Autism Awareness Family Celebration: Under the Sea

Dallas, TX
During our April Autism Awareness Family Celebration, set sail and explore aquatic works of art with staff-led gallery experiences, art-making activities in the studio, and much more—all before public hours.

Stephen Tobolowsky

Dallas, TX
In My Adventures with God, Stephen Tobolowsky shares a funny, introspective collection of short stories about love, triumph, and catastrophe, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is ... read more

April 2017 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Savor the arts with food-inspired tours, talks, films, and more! Hear from the editor of The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook and take our Historic Brews self-guided tour. See the full schedule of events.

Chelsea Clinton

Dallas, TX
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing the world today, bestselling author Chelsea Clinton mixes facts, charts, photographs, and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how a... read more

Tom Vanderbilt

Dallas, TX
If you’ve ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies, why we venerate artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes, or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major priz... read more

Homeschool Class for Families: Conservation Station

Dallas, TX
The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for children ages 6–12. Discuss works of art in the galleries, participate in a hands-on activity, and create a work of art in the studio.

Brettell Lecture: The Mondrian Brand

Dallas, TX
Art historian Dr. Nancy Troy examines how Dutch painter Piet Mondrian's signature style of abstract art was made newly visible to broader and more diverse audiences than ever before after it was appropriated by couturier Y... read more

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Batik

Dallas, TX
Batik is a fabric dying technique that allows artist to create beautiful patterned textiles out of one piece of fabric - no sewing required! Get a hands on look at masterworks from Indonesia and design a hand-dyed pattern ... read more

Happy Hour!: A Talk and Performance Inspired by the Art of the Cocktail

Dallas, TX
6:15–7:00 p.m. Pre-performance talk/Q&A and cocktails with David Wondrich, one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history, and author of the book Imbibe!, which won a James Beard Award. Tickets are ... read more

Exhibition Talk: México 1900-1950: Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

Dallas, TX
Explore masterpieces of Mexican modern art with Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA and the organizing curator for México 1900–1950. Dr. Arteaga will discuss key themes in the exhibition, which do... read more

Scott Westerfeld

Dallas, TX
Dallas native and author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and co-author of the Zeroes trilogy, Scott Westerfeld releases the first volume of an original graphic serie... read more

Sandra Cisneros

Dallas, TX
Award-winning author Sandra Cisneros, perhaps best known for her novel The House on Mango Street, will discuss her most recent book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories... read more

Arturo's Art & Me: May 2017: Near and Far

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries before creating an original work o... read more

Toddler Art: May 2017: Planting a Rainbow

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

Family Workshop: May 2017: Far-Out Fashion

Dallas, TX
For children ages 6–12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family, then create a work of art in the studio.

Holger Hoock & Nathaniel Philbrick

Dallas, TX
Holger Hoock’s Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth reveals the less glamorous side of our nation’s inception with accounts of mass murder, disease, and rape. Rather than gloss over the gritty details that disrup... read more

Adult Workshop: Japanese Woodblock Print

Dalas, TX
Join printmaker, Daryl Howard, to learn about the history of the Japanese Woodblock Print and to create your own! Daryl lived and taught art at an overseas school in Tokyo in the 1970’s. During that time she embarked on an... read more

Margo Jefferson & Damon Tweedy

Dallas, TX
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson will discuss her book Negroland: A Memoir, a contemplation of being born into upper-crust black Chicago to a physician father and socialite mother. Negroland was the w... read more

Homeschool Class for Families: Far-Out Fashion

Dallas, TX
The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for children ages 6–12. Discuss works of art in the galleries, participate in a hands-on activity, and create a work of art in the studio.

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Statement Fashion

Dallas, TX
Our taste in fashion changes daily, but designer Iris van Herpen knows how to make a statement! Using unconventional materials and new technology, van Herpen expresses her unique artistic vision by making art you can wear.... read more

Exhibition Talk: Women Mexican Modernists and Their Legacy

Dallas, TX
While Frida Kahlo is one of the most recognizable woman artists of the Mexican school, there were a number of women who made their mark on the Mexican art scene of the early 20th century, and who continue to inform generat... read more

Toddler Art: June 2017: Funny Faces

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

Arturo's Art & Me: June 2017: Shaping Fashion

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries before creating an original work o... read more

Family Workshop: June 2017: Print Party

Dallas, TX
For children ages 6–12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family, then create a work of art in the studio.

Kwame Alexander

Dallas, TX
Poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander kicks off summer reading with his latest book, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. A strategy guide written with m... read more

Jonathan Safran Foer

Dallas, TX
Bestselling and award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer returns with Here I Am, a book about a family who, prompted by a catastrophic earthquake in the Middle East, is compelled to evaluate their current situation living... read more

Chuck Klosterman

Dallas, TX
Chuck Klosterman’s recent book But What If We’re Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past speculates on the likelihood that many universally accepted cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd... read more

Teen Workshop: Revolutionary Prints

Dallas, TX
Artists in post-revolutionary Mexico used their work to define a new cultural identity for their country. Some artists used printmaking as a quick and expressive way to spread their message to many different people. Learn ... read more

Terry Tempest Williams

Dallas, TX
In her first-ever Dallas appearance, Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author of the environmental classic Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World, discusses her latest book, The Hour of the Land: A Personal Topog... read more

Lawrence Wright

Dallas, TX
In partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort WorthLawrence Wright’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Looming Tower established him as a leading journalist writing about terrorism in the Middle East. His lat... read more
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Past Events

Art in Bloom: Seasons of Love

Art in Bloom: Seasons of Love

Dallas, TX
Enjoy a champagne welcome with a silent auction in the concourse. Then take a reserved seat for a lively demonstration by René van Rems, as he dazzles us with his floral interpretations of seasonal masterpiece paintings from the DMA collection. A delightful luncheon will follow the presentation, ...
Monday, March 27 2017 9:30 AM 2:30 PM

Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Dallas, TX
Explore the creative possibilities offered by the addition of sound to the experience of discovering a painting or a sculpture. How does the visual work of art evoke sounds and music? How does the addition of sound change the viewing experience of the work? Join artist Frank Dufour in this hands-...
Saturday, March 25 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Adam Haslett

Adam Haslett

Dallas, TX
Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett’s latest novel, is a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? A 2016 Kirkus Prize finalist and National Book Award Longlist selection, Imagine Me Gone examines the impact of mental illne...
Friday, March 24 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Homeschool Class for Families: Decked Out Dec Arts

Homeschool Class for Families: Decked Out Dec Arts

Dallas, TX
The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for children ages 6–12. Discuss works of art in the galleries, participate in a hands-on activity, and create a work of art in the studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size is limited to twenty children. Adults ...
Thu, Mar 23 2017 11:00 AM Fri, Mar 24 2017 12:30 PM

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Dallas, TX
Designers throughout history occupied two worlds: the visual world of the artist, and the mechanical world of an engineer. Explore our decorative arts collection and the design process behind works of art we live in and use every day. Then join forces with your fellow students for a design challe...
Friday, March 24 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

Dallas, TX
DMA curators Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker will highlight objects from their respective collections that tell the story of trailblazing women throughout history. Join us for a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m.  Presented by the Boshell Family Lecture Series ...
Thursday, March 23 2017 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Dallas, TX
Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson sheds light on a story intricately linked with the broken mast in the DMA’s signature painting The Icebergs by Frederic Edwin Church. Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships and...
Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Toddler Art: March 2017: Shape by Shape

Toddler Art: March 2017: Shape by Shape

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will explore works of art in the galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Adults and younger siblings do not need a ticket. When classes are filled, e-mail lhanson@DM...
Fri, Mar 3 2017 11:00 AM Tue, Mar 21 2017 12:00 PM

March 2017 Late Night

March 2017 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Join us for an evening of knights, unicorns, fairy tales, storytelling, and a little magic! This is one of your last chances to see Art and Nature in the Middle Ages before it closes on Sunday, March 19. See the full schedule of events. $15 public, $10 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Memb...
Fri, Mar 17 2017 5:00 PM Sat, Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

James Crawford

James Crawford

Dallas, TX
James Crawford’s Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings delves into the biographies of 21 of the world’s most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. A unique guide to a world of vanished architecture, the book profiles su...
Thursday, March 16 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

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