Calendar

Format: 7/18/18

Late Nights

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

All that glitters is gold! Sparkle and shine with a night of gold themed tours and art activities as we celebrate the Asante Kingdom and royalty through court music, storytelling, and more on Friday, July 20.

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Late Night Performances

Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Watch an exciting African drumming and dance performance with Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. 

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Late Night Talk: Golden Symbols of Maternal Benevolence

Friday, July 20, 9:00 p.m.

Join art historian Dr. Suzanne Gott for a closer look at regalia in The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana that relates to motherhood. In particular, Dr. Gott will discuss a dual-disc pendant made in 2017 that has a long history as a symbol of motherly care.

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Late Night Film: Woman in Gold

Friday, July 20, 10:00 p.m.

Wrap up our gilded Late Night with the moving backstory of a gleaming gold painting that has captivated millions. Woman in Gold tells the story of Maria Altmann's fight to legally reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis during World War II, including Gustav Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, long held in an Austrian museum as a national treasure.

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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 to participate in activities inspired by Asante goldweights on view in the exhibition The Power of Gold. Practice close looking skills with a drawing activity, explore proverbs from Ghana in a memory game, and try your hand at balancing scales. All ages welcome. Special exhibition ticket required.

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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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Faith, Science, History, and Art: Exploring the Shroud of Turin

Saturday, July 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Dr. Cheryl White will explore all of the accumulated evidence to date on the most significant relic and historical artifact known to exist, including the very latest points of research. Dr. White is the Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, member of the American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud, and co-host of the weekly Who Is the Man of the Shroud podcast series. 

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Saturday Artist Talks

Saturdays in July, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Every Saturday in July, join a local artist in the Contemporary Art Galleries for a brief talk about her work in the new installations Body Ego and Soft Focus.   

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Saturday Artist Talk: Linda Ridgway

Saturday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.

Every Saturday in July, join a local artist in the Contemporary Art Galleries for a brief talk about her work in the new installations Body Ego and Soft Focus.   

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