Dallas Museum of Art Announces Series of Family Days Celebrating the DMA- Organized Exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

Sponsored DMA Family Days will feature programs and activities tied to the exhibition as well as free admission to México 1900–1950


DALLAS, Texas – February 10, 2017 – The Dallas Museum of Art announced today a series of sponsored Family Days celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde. DMA Family Days, developed in partnership with the Latino Center for Leadership Development, will feature programs and activities inspired by México 1900–1950. The DMA Family Days will offer free admission for all to the exhibition on selected Sundays.

The first DMA Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 26. Each DMA Family Day will feature an exciting lineup of free activities for all ages including art-making projects, musical performances in the DMA Atrium, bilingual tours of México 1900–1950, DMA gallery activities and more.

Sponsorship opportunities for Sundays throughout the run of México 1900–1950 are available. By sponsoring free access to this exhibition featuring remarkable works by Mexican artists from the first half of the 20th century, many of which are rarely on view in the US, individuals and companies are expanding the access to this important moment in art and cultural history. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aubrey DeZego, Director of Institutional Giving, at adezego@DMA.org or 214-922-1357. For volunteer opportunities, please visit yosoydma.com.


DMA Family Days

Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages on Family Days; Sundays 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. with free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.


Sunday, March 26: Presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a dynamic organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth explanations of global issues and events. With the goal of connecting North Texas with the world, the Council has been educating and informing the region about global affairs since 1951. Today, it serves as a gateway to the world for Texas, offering an impressive range of programs and events for the public and the Council’s more than 4,200 members.


Sunday, April 2: Presented by George and Natalie (“Schatzie”) Lee

George and Schatzie Lee are longtime supporters of the Dallas Museum of Art. As lifetime members and donors to the Museum, their generosity has touched nearly every aspect of the DMA. George, a retired lawyer, is a DMA Trustee, currently serves on the Museum’s Committee on Collections and is the President of the Foundation for the Arts. Natalie, “Schatzie,” is a curatorial research volunteer at the Museum, contributing to several publications and research projects.


Sunday, April 9: Presented by the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation

Since its inception in 1907, Neiman Marcus has had a rich history of supporting community. In 2013 they refined their focus and began to target their social investments toward organizations that provide enriching art education and experiences to youth . . . because ART changes lives. Neiman Marcus has made a commitment that 70% of their charitable giving will be directed to nonprofit organizations that specifically provide youth art education and programs. At Neiman Marcus, they also encourage associates to be All Heart and to get involved in their local communities by investing their time, talent or treasure. 


Sunday, April 16: Sponsorship Opportunity Available

Be part of bringing the Mexican avant-garde to the Dallas community! To inquire about sponsoring the April 16 Family Day, please contact Aubrey DeZego, Director of Institutional Giving, at 214-922-1357 or adezego@DMA.org.


Sunday, April 23: Presented by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Founded in 1909, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is an Am Law 200 firm and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, with more than 230 attorneys serving clients from three of the largest cities in Texas, as well as Colorado and Mexico, and covering more than 40 different areas of practice. The firm is noted for its commitment to client service and ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide.


Sunday, April 30: Presented by Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU), located in Fort Worth, Texas, strives to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU has a longstanding history of encouraging global awareness and cultural understanding, with programs designed to advance knowledge, broaden perspectives, and make a positive and sustainable difference in the world.


Sunday, May 7, and Sunday, May 14: Presented by Bank of America

Bank of America’s support of the arts reflects their belief that the arts matter: they are a powerful tool to help economies thrive, to help individuals connect with each other and across cultures, and to educate and enrich societies. Their Arts and Culture Program is diverse and global, supporting nonprofit arts institutions that deliver the visual and performing arts, provide inspirational and educational sustenance, anchor communities, create jobs, augment and complement existing school offerings and generate substantial revenue for local businesses. Bank of America has a strong history of local support tied to previous exhibitions and sponsorships with the Dallas Museum of Art.


México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Secretaría de Cultura/Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes/Museo Nacional de Arte, México (MUNAL), in partnership with the Latino Center for Leadership Development. This exclusive US presentation is made possible with support from Patrón Tequila.


About the Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.