Calendar

Format: 9/23/17

Teen Workshop: Photography

Sundays, October 1, 8, and 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

See the world around you in new ways through the art of photography. In this three-week workshop series, learn about the history of the camera and develop your eye for composition using the Museum as your subject. All equipment and supplies are included, and no prior experience is necessary to participate.

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Michael Chabon

Monday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will be in conversation with Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty about his latest book Moonglow and his creative process. Chabon wrote it after spending time with his terminally-ill grandfather, who shared recollections and stories Chabon had never heard. It is a tale of marriage and desire, of war and adventure, and of the destructive impact—and creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. DTC actors will read excerpts from Moonglow, bringing Chabon’s words to life on stage.

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First Tuesday

Tuesday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Challenge all of your senses and explore art with more than just your eyes in this fun-filled day of art-making, performances, storytimes, and tours designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.

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When's My Birthday? Book Talk with Julie Fogliano & Christian Robinson

Tuesday, October 3, 11:30 a.m.-noon

When’s my birthday? Where’s my birthday? How many days until my birthday? Birthdays are exciting for all ages, but for the youngest children, they are one of the best days of the year! In the new children’s book When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, an adorable young girl dreams up plans for the biggest, best-est birthday ever! Will she get a pony? Will she have a big cake? The anticipation builds with each page turn as readers race to discover what’s in store for our birthday girl.

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Teen Tour: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The images and myths of the ancient Mediterranean survive long after the fall of ancient Greece and Rome, and their traces can be found everywhere in our modern society. Learn about these early influencers and the original meaning behind these familiar works of art. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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State of the Arts: Film Animation: Past, Present, Future

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Connect with leaders in the North Texas animation industry for a talk about the art of film animation. KERA Senior Arts Producer-Reporter Jerome Weeks will be joined in conversation by Bryan Engram, CEO of Brazen Animation; Brandon Oldenburg, Chief Creative Officer of Flight School Studio; and Dr. Midori Kitagawa, Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at UT Dallas.

 

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Dan Brown

Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Brown, international bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno will talk about his chart-topping works and making blockbuster movies, as well as his trademark interests in codes, science, religion, and art. His newest novel, Origin, thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

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Boshell Lecture: Walking in the Footsteps of My Grandmothers: The Art and Ancestry of Mono Basket Weaving

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a closer look at two newly acquired baskets created by Mono artists Lois Conner Bonha and Clara Muhly Harris. For more than 30 years, Lois Bonha, affectionately known as the Acorn Lady, has been carrying on the tradition of her North Fork Mono Tribe by gathering local materials and creating intricately woven baskets. Bonha will speak about the process of creating her gambling tray in the DMA's collection and how it fits into the rich history of Mono basket weaving. 

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Loving Vincent from Canvas to Screen

Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a new feature film about Vincent van Gogh before it hits theaters. Over the course of six years the creative team behind Loving Vincent compiled 65,000 oil paintings from 125 artists to create an animated feature film about the artist's life. Hear from producers and animators discussing the making this ground-breaking film.

 

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Film Screening: Loving Vincent

Saturday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Dallas Film Society presents the Texas premiere of Loving Vincent, the world's first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films featuring the voice talents of Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'Dowd, John Sessions, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory. 

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