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Spring Break 2017

March 14-17, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Shape your story at the Dallas Museum of Art! Enjoy a fun-filled week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families inspired by our current exhibitions Art and Nature in the Middle Ages and México 1900-1950. Spring break programs are FREE and held daily March 14-17.

See the full week of free DMA Spring Break events here.

Pop-Up Art Spot
Noon-2:00 p.m., Level 4

Art Spot
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)


Mohsin Hamid & Shanthi Sekaran

Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Having lived in New York, London, and Pakistan, award-winning author Mohsin Hamid is no stranger to leaving his home to create a new life in a new city. In his fifth and most exhilarating book yet, Exit West, Hamid follows a passionate love affair between an unlikely duo who leave their homeland to escape escalating violence there. Similarly, Shanthi Sekaran’s Lucky Boy gives voice to two young women whose fates are bound together through the love of a child, and deals with themes of displacement and building lives in a new country. 


James Crawford

Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

James Crawford’s Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings delves into the biographies of 21 of the world’s most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. A unique guide to a world of vanished architecture, the book profiles such iconic structures as the Tower of Babel, the Bastille, and the Berlin Wall, illustrating how the lives of these structures represent the love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope, of each time period.


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Join us on Friday, March 17 for an evening of knights, unicorns, fairy tales, storytelling, and a little magic! This is one of your last chances to see Art and Nature in the Middle Ages before it closes on Sunday, March 19.


Late Night Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Friday, March 17, 9:00 p.m.

If you know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow or the appropriate countdown for the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, join us for a quote-along screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail complete with coconuts and a crown fit for the King of the Britons. Supplies limited to the first 125 attendees.


Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.


Paul Watson

Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson sheds light on a story intricately linked with the broken mast in the DMA’s signature painting The Icebergs by Frederic Edwin Church. Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice—with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship’s wreck in 2014.


Homeschool Class for Families: Decked Out Dec Arts

March 23 or 24, 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 March, we'll have fun with form and function in the Museum's Decorative Arts Galleries. Afterward, we'll get down with a design challenge in the Art Studio!