Format: 4/18/14

Think Creatively with Dr. Magdalena Grohman

Selected Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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 your new skills with an art experience. All materials provided.


Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Takashi Murakami's first live-action feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes" follows Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside in the wake of a natural disaster. Murakami will participate in a Q&A following the screening of the film at the DMA.


First Tuesday

Tuesday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join our pattern party as we create pattern collages, blow bubbles, explore pattern play stations, and search the galleries for patterns in the art in a fun-filled day of art making, performances, tours, and story time just for children 5 and under.


Arturo's Art & Me: Animal Adventures

May 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For a 3–5 year old and a favorite grown-up! Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries, then create an original work of art in the Art Studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size limited to eighteen children.

When classes are filled, please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

In May, go on an art safari as we search for animals hiding in the art.


Larry McMurtry

Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.

Texas literary icon Larry McMurtry releases his new novel, "The Last Kind Words Saloon," at this not-to-be-missed event! McMurtry will discuss his new work, his creative process, and his passion for book collecting, taking the stage with Diana Ossana, author and longtime collaborator with McMurtry, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain." Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of "Texas Monthly," will moderate an on-stage conversation. An actor will read excerpts from the novel.


C3 Artistic Encounter: Poetry and Light with Will Richey

Thursday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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: Light and Science from the Islamic World.

Available for 18 and older.


Toddler Art: Shape Escape

May 9, 13, or 16, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

For 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will explore works of art in the Museum galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size is limited to eighteen children.

When classes are filled, please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

In May, the shapes have escaped, and it's our job to find them! We'll explore Islamic art for triangles, circles, squares and more.


Immortal Beloved (1994)

Sunday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Join us for a screening of Immortal Beloved, which will be preceded by a screening of a 1920s silent film about Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, accompanied by a live performance of the work.


Art Babies: Features & Creatures

Monday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Art Babies is just for children 0-24 months old and their caregivers. Join us for a thirty minute private tour of the Museum's collection, designed with wiggly, drooling, cooing babies in mind! In May, we've added one additional class at 10:00 am for those babies who nap midday.

When classes are filled, please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

In April - June, we'll learn about what types of art appeal to babies and search the American galleries for portraits and paintings of animals.