Format: 3/23/17

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.


DMA Members-Only Tours

Every fourth Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on the fourth Sunday of selected months. DMA Members-Only monthly 4th Sunday Tours in March and April have been cancelled to accommodate the expected turnout for DMA Family Days


Exhibition Talk: Women Mexican Modernists and Their Legacy

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.

Anna Katherine Brodbeck, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will lead a conversation with a museum director, an art historian, and an artist about the women of the Mexican School and their influence on contemporary artists working today.



Toddler Art: Funny Faces

June 2, 6, or 9, 11:00 a.m.-noon

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

In June, stick out your tongue or give a big smile! We'll search for funny faces (and some serious ones too) in the Visions of America exhibition.


Arturo's Art & Me: Shaping Fashion

June 3, 7, or 8, 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, step into the world of fashion and learn about the unconventional materials and shapes used by fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Then "make it work" in your own design challenge in the studio!