Format: 6/30/16

Dacher Keltner: Survival of the Kindest

Tuesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.

Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley; he served as the scientific consultant for the highly acclaimed Pixar film Inside Out. He helped emphasize the neuropsychological findings that human emotions are mirrored in interpersonal relationships and can be significantly moderated by them. He will highlight key insights from his research and how it plays out in the film, showing film clips as illustrations. He is also the author of the bestseller Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life.


Arturo's Art & Me: Journey to Japan

June 1, 2, or 4, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In June, take a journey to Japan and discover scrolls, screens, sculpture, and more as we learn about art from across the ocean.


Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


Toddler Art: Set Sail

June 3, 7, or 10, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click the event for additional information.

In June, anchors aweigh! Set sail on an art adventure and explore paintings of the ocean and sea. Then splish and splash at outdoor water play stations.


Museum Murder Mystery: An Artful Game of Clue

Friday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to play a live game of Clue? Now is your chance to put your detective hat on and solve one of our popular Museum Murder Mysteries. Portrait of a Gentleman has been murdered! It is up to you to discover the room where the murder took place, figure out what was used as the murder weapon, and interview key suspects, including The Bugler and The Dancer, throughout the Museum. This event is for ages 16 and up. 


Sherman Alexie: The Power of a Name

Saturday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.

Families – kick off your summer reads together with Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, talking about his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., which celebrates the special relationship between father and son and the process of picking out a name. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.


Family Workshop: Developing an Eye for Art

Saturday, May 14 or June 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshops are for children ages 6-12 and their favorite grown-ups and require advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In May and June, develop your photographer's eye as we take a closer look at the work of artist Irving Penn. Catch a glimpse of what he saw through the lens, and then create your own shot on photo-sensitive paper.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art.


Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.