Format: 4/19/14

Texas Bound II

Saturday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss an evening of stories about the etiquette of gift-giving according to Ellen DeGeneres, the challenges of a marriage after a soldier returns home from war, a father striving to help his daughter through the grief of losing her mother, and a hilarious and irreverent take on a weight loss experiment that goes horribly awry. Read by Reis Myers McCormick (Faculty at K.D. Conservatory), Jessica Turner (American Conservatory Theater), Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost" and "Revolution"), and Chamblee Ferguson (Dallas Theater Center).


Summer Art Camp: artLAB

June 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Grab your paintbrush 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 chromatography, create their own snowballs and so much more. Results of our investigations will be phenomenal!

Ages: 4-5        Teacher: Rachel Moss


Summer Art Camp: The Artist in You

June 16-20, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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, seascapes and more—as we create personal pieces inspired by the masters. Investigate van Gogh’s expressive landscapes, Monet’s soft color palette, and Picasso’s fractured cubist still life. Play with color, perspective, dots and lines to make your own treasures and discover the artist in you!

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Valerie Jiede


Summer Art Camp: Animation: Moving Sculptures

June 16-20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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 animation. Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Video Association and led by Dallas VideoFest Director Bart Weiss, this camp will give you the tools you need to create your own animated short video.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Bart Weiss
Please note this is an all-day camp.


Summer Art Camp: Collage and Mixed-Up Media

June 16-20, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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 daily gallery visits. Paint, print, collage, weave and build 3-D sculptures. Enjoy creating with textures, patterns and layers of design—the possibilities are endless!

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Valerie Jiede


Cristina Henríquez

Friday, June 20th 7:00pm

Named one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries” by Virginia Quarterly Review, Cristina Henríquez is author of "The World in Half and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories," which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection. Her forthcoming novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.


Oral Fixation

Friday, June 20th 9:00pm

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 mouth. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and quite possibly break your heart. "Oral Fixation: An Obsession with True Life Tales" is produced and hosted by Nicole Stewart.


Summer Art Camp: Once Upon a Time

June 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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 collection, you will create your own picture book, puppet characters, a 3-D storybook scene and much more. This camp will surely have a happy ending!

Ages:4-5       Teacher: Leah Hanson


Summer Art Camp: Design Studio

June 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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 paper to prototype! We’ll take a crash course in the elements of design as we explore works of art in the galleries ranging from decorative arts and furniture to wearable art and functional objects.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Mark Gutting