Calendar

Format: 6/3/16

First Tuesday

Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Learn all about sculpture through art-making activities, story time, family tours, and more in this fun-filled day designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 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. ​All ages welcome.

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Dave Isay: Purpose & Passion

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable new stories from people doing what they love in his forthcoming book, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work. Some are paid well for their work, others not at all; some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; many overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Together these stories demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living; it is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. Also recommended: Elizabeth Gilbert.

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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.

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The Dallas Herakles in Context

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Nancy Ramage, Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College, will speak about the multilayered history of one of the DMA’s newest acquisitions, a marble bust of Herakles that reveals the talents of three artistic hands.  This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology. A pre-lecture reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Fleischner Courtyard.

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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. ​All ages welcome.

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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.

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Elizabeth Gilbert: Creative Living

Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s #1 New York Times bestseller Big Magic, she shares her wisdom and a unique perspective on creativity. She offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration, illustrating how to embrace curiosity and how to tackle what we most love while facing down what we most fear. Whether you’re looking to write a book, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse everyday life with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder. Gilbert is also the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

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Arturo's Art & Me: Art Olympics

May 11, 12, or 14, 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 May, get ready for the Summer Olympics and stretch your art muscles in an exploration of ancient Greek and Roman art.

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The Person Himself: Irving Penn’s Ethnographic Studies

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the Irving Penn Archives, one of the world’s leading collections of photographs and memorabilia about the artist. Natasha Derrickson, former Collection Manager in the Department of Photography and Archive Assistant in the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, will discuss the materials contained in the archives and what they reveal about Penn’s life and work.

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