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Late Night Film: Stargate

Friday, October 21, 9:45 p.m.

Ancient Egypt meets science fiction when a retired Army colonel and a professor discover an interstellar portal to an Egypt-like planet hidden in an artifact. But once they travel through the "stargate," they will have to overthrow the formidable ruler of the alien world to return safely to Earth. 

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Teen Workshop: Observational Drawing

Saturday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Impressionists like Monet and Renoir used their experimental style of painting to quickly capture and preserve moments from everyday life. Be inspired by their techniques and learn how to document your own life with pencil and paper. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Special Event: Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join April Calahan, fashion historian and Special Collections Associate at Fashion Institute of Technology, for a closer look at her book Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style. Calahan will discuss the evolution of men's and women's styles through the art of the fashion plate--lavish, hand-colored illustrations created to promote the latest modes. 

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Toddler Art: Big & Small

November 4, 8, or 11, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In November, size up the art as you explore some of the tiniest treasures and gigantic gems of our ancient American collection.

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Arturo's Art & Me: Purrfect Pals

November 9, 10, or 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

Here kitty, kitty! In November's class, search for cats hiding in the Divine Felines exhibition, and then create a meow-sterpiece in the Art Studio.

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