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Daniel Silva

Friday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.

He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, is back by popular demand as a new addition to the Arts & Letters Live lineup. In his latest novel, "The Heist" (July 15), Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination. Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in this action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.


Summer Art Camp: Fashion Forward

July 21-25, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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 clothes, hats, tote bags and jewelry. Experiment with tie-dye, wearable sculpture and more! On Friday, model your trend-setting style as you walk the catwalk in a DMA Fashion Show Extravaganza for family and friends.

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Laura Minton


Summer Art Camp: Mask Mania

July 21-25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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 Africa, Latin America, India, Egypt and Japan. Find inspiration in Egyptian gods, Japanese warriors, amazing animals and more as you craft out-of-this-world 3-D art. This camp is sure to be your passport to fun!

Ages: 6-8        Teacher: Lupita Murillo Tinnen


Summer Art Camp: Hands-On Art for Children with Autism

July 21-25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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 during this camp designed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders. Each day will be a new art adventure as we explore different themes through gallery visits, art-making activities, sensory experiences and the campers’ own personal interests.

Ages: 7-12 Teachers: Amanda Blake and Stacy Calloway


Summer Art Camp: Mix It Up

July 28-August 1, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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 landscape, still life, collage, prints and abstract art while using your imagination and a colorful combination of wacky and traditional materials to create your own masterpieces. By the end of the week, you’ll be a master materials-mixer!

Ages: 4-5       Teacher: Laura Minton


Summer Art Camp: Painting Transformations

July 28-August 1, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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. Investigate landscapes, still lifes, portraits and sculptures in the galleries and create paintings of your own in the studio. Then channel your inner art-transformer and turn your paintings into something new with collage, felt, mixed media and 3-D elements.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Mark Gutting


Summer Art Camp: Side by Side

July 28-August 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Who says summer camp is only for kids? In this brand-new camp designed for adults and children together, grown-ups and kids (ages 6–8) will work side by side for a week of creative exploration! In collaboration with BIG Kids magazine from Australia and led by metal smith Natalie Macellaio and fiber artist Lesli Robertson, we will engage with the DMA’s collection to better understand the process and concepts behind the work while exploring our own creative processes with a variety of mixed-media techniques.

Ages: 6-8 with an adult
Teachers: Natalie Macellaio, Lesli Robertson, and BIG Kids magazine (Lilly Blue and Jo Pollitt)


Summer Art Camp: New World Kids

August 4-8 and August 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-noon

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 will explore an element of the Sensory Alphabet—line, color, texture, movement, sound, rhythm, space, light and shape—through open-ended projects, gallery activities and visits from people in the community who will share what it is like to think and work the way they do.

Ages: 5-6 Teacher: Leah Hanson
Please note this is a two-week camp.


Summer Art Camp: Brains, Brains, Braaaains!

August 4-8, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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 zombie brain physiology, create a zombified version of characters from works of art with makeup and prosthetics, and make a zombie-survival scavenger hunt using the DMA’s collection, culminating in a large-scale photo shoot of you in costume!

Ages: 13-19 Teacher: J.C. Bigornia