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Format: 4/27/17

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David Sedaris returns for his eighth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to read new and unpublished material.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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2017 DART Student Art Contest Ceremony

Saturday, April 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Join us to recognize the winners of the 2017 DART Student Art Contest. Winning student artworks will be on display April 18–30 on Level M2 of the Museum.

FREE

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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 and experience art in a new way. Learn how the repetition and overlapping of simple shapes creates intricate designs and patterns. Explore the cross-cultural connections in works of art from the Keir Collection and participate in a cultural exchange project with other visitors.

FREE for all ages

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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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Eric Litwin at the Dallas Book Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2:00 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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