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Format: 3/26/17

DMA Family Day: Presented by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Sunday, April 23, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy art-making activities, music, bilingual tours, and DMA gallery activities for all ages and free admission to México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

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Chelsea Clinton

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing the world today, bestselling author Chelsea Clinton mixes facts, charts, photographs, and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! is geared to readers aged ten and up and features stories about children and teens whose efforts to help have made real changes big and small—in their families and their communities, in our country, and across the world. This book will inspire and empower readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place.

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Tom Vanderbilt

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

If you’ve ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies, why we venerate artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes, or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has the answers. His newest book dives into the subject of why we like the things we like and what our preferences reveal about us. In You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice, Vanderbilt navigates psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to explore the elusive beast of taste.

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Homeschool Class for Families: Conservation Station

Thursday, April 27, or Friday, April 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In April, a visit to the Paintings Conservation Gallery will have us searching paintings for clues to unlocking their past. We'll learn about what it takes to be an art conservator and hone our investigating skills in the Art Studio.

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Brettell Lecture: The Mondrian Brand

Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

From cake to clothing, the iconic abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian have been appropriated and reproduced countless times since his death. In a lecture based on her book The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian, art historian Nancy Troy discusses the impact on the artist's legacy, both in pop culture and among subsequent generations of artists. 

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Batik

Friday, April 28, 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Batik is a fabric dyeing technique that allows artists to create beautiful patterned textiles out of one piece of fabricno sewing required! Get a hands-on look at masterworks from Indonesia and design a hand-dyed pattern of your own. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.
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David Sedaris

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

David Sedaris returns for his eighth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to read new and unpublished material. A bestselling author, essayist, and widely popular speaker whose hallmark is his wry wit and distinctive voice, Sedaris relishes the opportunity to share his stories with the audience and experience their reaction. Sedaris’s books include NakedMe Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.  

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Teen Workshop: Murals with Marta Torres

Saturday, April 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

What do the Mexican muralism movement and Dallas's Fair Park murals have in common? Explore these large-scale works of art and discover how they express our history, identity, and cultural values. Collaborate with your fellow artists on a unique mural that celebrates art, politics, and society. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Eric Litwin at the Dallas Book Festival

Saturday, April 29, 1:30 p.m.

Chant, sing, move creatively, and laugh with guitar strumming #1 New York Times bestselling children’s author Eric Litwin, who will share his new book The Nuts: Keep Rolling! Litwin is the author of the first four Pete the Cat books. His books have sold more than 8.5 million copies, been translated into 13 languages, and won 18 literacy awards, including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

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Kristen Radtke at the Dallas Book Festival

Saturday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.

Inspired by her encounters with unexpected loss, Kristen Radtke’s graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This takes readers on a journey across forsaken landscapes around the globe. In her search to discover the forgotten, Radtke uncovers much more than physical locations—she uncovers the touching stories of the people who once inhabited these now deserted places. Author Tom Hart describes this book as “riveting and glorious. A book of sorrow filtered through intellect. In Kristen Radtke’s hands, nonfiction becomes poetry.” 

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