Format: 2/22/17

Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 2

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Women's History Month, join three DMA curators, Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, for a look at objects in the collection that tell the stories of trailblazing women.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Friday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Designers throughout history occupied two worlds: the visual world of the artist, and the mechanical world of an engineer. Explore our decorative arts collection and the design process behind works of art we live with and use every day. Then join forces with your fellow students for a design challenge inspired by works in the galleries. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.


Adam Haslett

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett’s latest novel, is a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? A 2016 Kirkus Prize finalist and National Book Award Longlist selection, Imagine Me Gone examines the impact of mental illness on a family, as told from the perspective of five different intricately rendered characters. Haslett is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Yale Law School, and recipient of the Berlin Prize. His short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist. 


Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Friday, March 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Explore the creative possibilities offered by the addition of sound to the experience of discovering a painting or sculpture. How does the visual work of art evoke sounds and music? How does the addition of sound change the viewing experience of the work? Join artist Frank Dufour in this hands-on workshop to record, sample, mix, and compose a multisensory experience. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.


Christina Baker Kline

Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

Blending fact and fiction, the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline, delivers an evocative story about the mysterious woman who captured the imagination of Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s greatest modern artists. A Piece of the World gives life to the muse behind his iconic painting Christina’s World, illuminating her complex familial relationships, the intimate friendship she shared with Wyeth, and her passion for life.


Erin and Philip C. Stead

Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m.

The dynamic duo Erin and Philip Stead live and work side by side creating heartwarming stories such as A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Erin’s forthcoming book Tony returns to themes of friendship and loyalty with the late poet Ed Galing’s tale of a boy and his horse. Philip’s latest, Samson in the Snow, highlights the power of simple acts of kindness to bring hope and light to even the coldest world. Their talk is at 11:30 a.m. and is designed for families and children as well as the young-at-heart.


Batik Fabric-Making Workshop

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.

Inspired by the textiles in the exhibition Waxed: Batik from Java, join us to learn the history and techniques of batik fabric making. You will choose your own “urban” design from the surroundings in the Cultural District and learn how to dye fabric, draw in wax, and create your finished designed fabric sample.


Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Nest is Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel that garnered a seven-figure advance and spent more than 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It dissects the juicy dynamics of the Plumb family, composed of four adult siblings and a distant mother who holds the purse strings to their inheritance. When the oldest sibling, Leo, maims a teenage girl in a drunk-driving crash, the mother uses money from “The Nest” to pay for the girl’s medical needs and to keep her quiet. Resentment mounts as each sibling crafts his or her way to get Leo to repay the money he owes them. Sweeney is currently writing the screenplay for the film adaptation.