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Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.


Yaa Gyasi and Margo Jefferson: Family Ties

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning, culture critic Margo Jefferson will interview Yaa Gyasi about her epic debut novel, Homegoing, which begins with two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana—one married off to a wealthy Englishman, the other sold into slavery—and traces the lives of their descendants to 20th-century America.


Homeschool Class for Families: Sensory Explorations

October 27 or 28, 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 October's class, test your senses and experience an art museum without your eyesight! In the studio, use your creativity, imagination, memory, and sense of touch to create a sense-sational masterpiece.


Teen Tour: The Renaissance

Thursday, October 27, 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! Tours are limited to 16 participants, so an advance reservation is recommended.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Sensational Art

Friday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Art Beyond Sight Month in a workshop that will stimulate your senses. Learn about cultures known for their spices and smells, and then create a full palette of paints using aromatic materials you probably already have at home. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays and selected Sundays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art. All ages welcome.


Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Boshell Lecture: Mummies Unwrapped

Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.

Just in time for Halloween, join DMA curators Anne Bromberg and Kimberly Jones for a talk about three traditions of human mummification: those of Egypt, the Andes, and China. Discover the hows and whys of mummification through burial objects from the DMA's collection. 


First Tuesday

Tuesday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Calling all cat lovers! Join us for a purr-fect morning of cat-ventures, art, and fun with art-making activities, story time, family tours, and more in this fun-filled day designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.