Format: 10/16/17

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.


Kuchipudi Dance Performance

Saturday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.

Originally derived from the ancient vedic scriptures, Kuchipudi is a South Indian classical dance form that manifests itself through graceful movement and incredibly detailed expression. This will be a delightful presentation of dance choreographed to poetic and lyrical compositions of revived musical works from the 17th century and beyond. 


Homeschool Class for Families: A Feast for the Senses

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

The Homeschool Class for Families is for homeschooling families with children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.
In October, we'll search for art that tickles the taste buds, and then create a work of art in the studio using all five senses.


C3 Visiting Artist Reception: xtine and Sabrina

Thursday, October 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Mix and mingle with C3 Visiting Artists xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman in the Center for Creative Connections for the opening reception of The Laboring Self. Participate in their interactive installation with activities that explore parallels between unregulated labor and its effect on workers' bodies in the Industrial Revolution and's Mechanical Turk online job platform.


Walter Isaacson

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

From the author of the bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin and Einstein comes Leonardo da Vinci, an engrossing portrayal of the world’s most creative genius. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative connecting his art and science. He also illustrates how Leonardo’s genius stemmed from skills we can improve in ourselves – passionate curiosity, careful observation, and a playful imagination. Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane University, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine.


My Book of Beautiful Oops! Book Talk with Barney Saltzberg

Friday, October 27, 11:30 a.m.-noon

Join us for a morning of singing, drawing, reading, and fun as Barney Saltzberg shares behind-the-scenes stories of his work as a children’s author and illustrator and his own experience with turning mistakes into something beautiful. Click the event for additional information and to reserve your free tickets.


An Evening Celebrating Two Giants: Juan Rulfo and Cardona Peña

Monday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with Teatro Dallas, the DMA will honor two of the most celebrated Latin American authors of the twentieth century, Juan Rulfo and Alfredo Cardona Peña, with a world premiere of theatrical adaptations of short stories and contemporary dance. Come early and enjoy a festive Mexican-themed dinner and drinks in the DMA Cafe, view the Days of the Dead altar set up by artist Sara Cardona, and enjoy a short talk by Cora Cardona about the origins and symbolism of Days of the Dead celebrations.