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Toddler Art: Hide and Seek

September 9, 13, or 16, 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.

Ready or not, here we come! Finding inspiration in the children's book Have You Seen Elephant?, we'll search works of art for hidden elephants as we play a game of Museum hide and seek.

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Family Workshop: Sensory Explorations

September 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshop is for 6-12 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In September, 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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Robert Hoge: Own Your Face

Sunday, September 11, 3:00 p.m.

Hear Australian author Robert Hoge discuss his powerful memoir Ugly. Born with disfiguring deformities, Hoge examines life, love, beauty, and owning our own physical imperfections. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly enthused, “Writing with humor, honesty, compassion and grace, Robert Hoge recounts his life story. . . . [Ugly] testifies to the power of a loving family and a courageous soul.” Geared to middle grade readers and older, the book offers a powerful message about being yourself and embracing your appearance. 

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Late Night Talk: Fair Park Deco

Friday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.

Before you visit the State Fair of Texas, join David Bush and Jim Parsons, authors of Fair Park Deco, for a fascinating look at the buildings, grounds, and artworks that comprise Fair Park. A national historic landmark, Fair Park is one of the world’s largest and most intact collections of public art and architecture created in the 1930s Art Deco style. Bush and Parsons will discuss the design of the complex for the 1936 Texas Centennial and its many treasures—from the former home of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts to everyone’s favorite animal oddity, the Woofus.

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Late Night Film: Tomorrowland

Friday, September 16, 9:00 p.m.

At the 1964 World’s Fair, a young inventor named Frank Walker is transported to a futuristic and utopian alternate dimension called Tomorrowland. Decades later and now a recluse, he is approached by a curious teen, Casey Newton, who has also discovered an access point to Tomorrowland. Together they embark on a journey to unlock the secrets of this place and secure an optimistic future for humankind.   

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