Format: 3/26/17

Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series: Distinto Amanecer

Sunday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.

Ignacio, Julieta, and Octavio were friends in college, united by their activism and idealism. Years later, they have drifted apart and we find Ignacio and Julieta unhappily married. Octavio, now an operative who has exposed corruption in the government, returns to town on the run from assassins trying to keep him quiet. Julieta and Octavio rekindle an old romance over the course of a single dangerous evening, leaving Julieta with a difficult choice.


Holger Hoock & Nathaniel Philbrick

Monday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Holger Hoock’s Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth reveals the less glamorous side of our nation’s inception with accounts of mass murder, disease, and rape. Rather than gloss over the gritty details that disrupt our sense of national pride, Hoock begs his readers to consider what has been written out of history. In Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick unfolds the tragic relationship between two key figures in the founding of a nation and exposes the complex conflicts that forced Americans to question the real threat to their liberties.


Late Night Talk: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and author Susana Martínez Vidal will speak about her book Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, which examines the artist’s carefully curated image and the enduring legacy of her aesthetic. Vidal poses the question, "What does Frida Kahlo continue to teach us about fashion, art, and life?"



Late Night Talk en español: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Viernes, 19 de mayo, 9:00 p.m.

La periodista y autora Susana Martínez Vidal hablará de su libro Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, que examina la imagen cuidadosamente establecida de la artista y el legado de su estética. Vidal plantea la pregunta: "¿Qué nos enseña Frida Kahlo sobre la moda, el arte y la vida?"



Late Night Film: Frida

Friday, May 19, 9:30 p.m.

This biopic tracks thirty years of Frida Kahlo’s life, from young girl to art icon, including her development as an artist and a private life fraught with struggle. 


Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Saturday, May 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join printmaker Daryl Howard to learn about the history of the Japanese woodblock print. Participants will have the opportunity to carve and print their own image using this ancient art form and learn more about the prints in our collection. 


Margo Jefferson & Damon Tweedy

Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson will discuss her book Negroland: A Memoir, a contemplation of being born into upper-crust black Chicago to a physician father and socialite mother. Negroland was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography and a New York Times Notable book. Damon Tweedy’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Black Man in a White Coat, is a powerful, moving, and empathic book examining the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine.


Homeschool Class for Families: Far-Out Fashion

Thursday, May 25, or Friday, May 26, 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 May, we'll explore Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion to find art that is unusual, unique, and unlike anything you've ever seen–or worn! In the studio, we'll fabricate funky fashion of our own.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Statement Fashion

Friday, May 26, 11:00-12:30 p.m.

Our taste in fashion changes daily, but designer Iris van Herpen knows how to make a statement! Using unconventional materials and new technology, van Herpen expresses her unique artistic vision by making art you can wear. In this workshop, design your own statement piece that shows the world what you're made of. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.