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Family Workshop: Decked Out Dec Arts

Saturday, March 11, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshop 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!

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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. 

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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.

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Late Night Film: Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Friday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

If you have seen the iconic movie posters for Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, you know the work of artist Drew Struzan. This documentary tells the story of the legendary poster artist through studio visits and interviews with notable Hollywood directors and actors. 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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