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Format: 12/10/16

Late Night Film: Ladyhawke

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

Set in medieval France, Ladyhawke tells the story of two cursed lovers who can only meet in human form at dawn and dusk and the young thief who helps them set things right.

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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.

For the closing weekend of the DMA's special presentation Walter De Maria: Counterpoint, enjoy a closer look at the artist's career and his legacy in the history of American art. Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art highlights the work of Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer and their break from the modern art world of the 1960s and 70s.

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DMA Members-Only Tours

Every fourth Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on the fourth Sunday of every month, except December.

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Levison Wood

Sunday, January 22, 4:00 p.m.

In 2013, Levison Wood became the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile River. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, and minefields, and trekked 1,700 miles along the Silk Road, the Line of Control, and the earthquake-ravaged lands of Nepal. Ranulph Fiennes has called his travels “[a]n immense feat of endurance, a magnificent journey and a great adventure.” At this event, he’ll discuss his adventures and his bestselling books, Walking the Nile (2015) and Walking the Himalayas (2016). Wood is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and International Fellow of the Explorers Club. 

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Emma Donoghue

Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.

Emma Donoghue’s international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker and Orange prizes; she also wrote the film adaptation in 2015. Now Donoghue returns with another gripping masterpiece about a young Irish girl who is said to have survived without food for months and believes herself to be living on manna from heaven. The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil. Booklist gave it a starred review, calling it “outstanding. . . . Exploring the nature of faith and trust with heartrending intensity.”

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Homeschool Class for Families: Art to Dye For

January 26 or 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for 6-12 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In January, get ready to go batty for batik in Waxed: Batik from Java as we pick out plenty of patterns and learn the process of wax-resist dyeing. In the studio, we'll design our own unique patterns in a batik-inspired project.

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Medieval Ecologies: Nature as World, Flesh, and Spirit

Thursdays, January 26–April 27, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Southern Methodist University and The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at UT Dallas

Taught jointly between professors Rick Brettell, Bonnie Wheeler, Danielle Joyner, Dennis Kratz, Sarah Kozlowski, Katie Keene, Catherine Parsoneault, and other guest lecturers, this cross-university undergraduate course will explore themes of art, nature, literature, religion, music, science, and more through the lens of Art and Nature in the Middle Ages.

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Collect and Conserve

Friday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ever wondered what it takes to prepare a work of art to hang in a museum? Explore our Conservation Gallery to learn more about the unique problem solving and investigative skills conservationists use to protect art for future generations. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop with Lyndsay Wright

Saturday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our beginner’s workshop in medieval calligraphy will teach you about the tools of calligraphy and basic techniques, as well as cover lowercase lettering.

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