Spring Break 2017

Spring Break Week at the DMA 

Shape your story at the Dallas Museum of Art! Enjoy a fun-filled week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families inspired by our current exhibitions Art and Nature in the Middle Ages and México 1900–1950.

Spring Break programs are FREE and held daily March 14–17.


Art Spot
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Give your creativity a workout at the C3 Art Spot and get into shape! Be inspired by works of art from the DMA's collection and use ordinary everyday materials to make something new.

Family Gallery Guides
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Family Fun Cart, Level 1 near the Blue Elevators
Pick up a guide and learn about selected works of art in the DMA’s collection.

Story Time
11:30 a.m.–noon, Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Storytime limited to the first 30 participants. Pick up your free ticket at the main Visitor Services Desk at 11:20 a.m.
Hear engaging stories take shape and explore artwork of all shapes and sizes during story time led by education staff members in the Museum galleries.

Pop-Up Art Spot
Noon–2:00 p.m.Level 4
Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art.

Stained Glass Studio
1:00–4:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Travel back to medieval times and imagine working in a stained glass workshop. Find inspiration in the exhibition Art and Nature in the Middle Ages, and use translucent shapes at a light table, create colorful projections on the wall, and work together to create an oversized faux window using unusual materials.

Marvelous Mosaics & Murals
1:00–4:00 p.m., Art Studio, C3
Create a pocket-sized mosaic inspired by works on view in the México 1900–1950 exhibition. Then work together with family and friends to convert the wall of our studio into a community mural using recycled materials and colorful paper.

Shape Escape Family Tour
2:00–2:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Two tours available, each limited to the first 30 participants. Pick up your free ticket at the main Visitor Services Desk at 1:50 p.m.
The shapes have escaped, and we must round them up! Search for circles, triangles, squares, and more in the galleries, and learn how artists transform shapes into masterpieces in this interactive tour led by DMA docents.