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Format: 9/23/18

College Night at the DMA

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for our first College Night at the DMA! Get exclusive access to our newest exhibition, enter for a chance to win a DMA membership, enjoy free food and drinks, go on unique tours, and more!

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Make & Take: Pastels on Paper

Thursday, October 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Grab a few pastels and mimic the fun, energetic style of the color block pastels in the exhibition Günther Förg: A Fragile BeautyParticipants will learn why the colors they choose complement or contrast with each other and all will leave with their own work of abstract art. 

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Fatima Farheen Mirza & Tommy Orange

Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

Fatima Farheen Mirza's debut novel A Place for Us is a deeply moving story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the secrets and betrayals that caused their close-knit family to fracture. Tommy Orange's bestselling debut novel There There is the story of 12 unforgettable Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. As we learn why each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow, momentum builds toward a shocking conclusion that changes everything.

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Annual Fête: Celebrating French Art of the 18th Century

Thursday, November 1, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Step into 18th-century France with an evening of talks, dance, figure drawing, and a magnifique menu at the DMA Cafe. At 7:00 p.m., art historian Dr. Melissa Hyde will talk about trailblazing women artists working during this period. 

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Zine Club

Thursday, November 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Art speaks: speak back. Zine Club is a free studio series for high school students that invites you to respond to works of art in the DMA’s collection with artmaking and writing. Responses are collected and edited into a zine—a self-published book of original content. Join us this fall as we investigate identity and issues of representation through different times, cultures, and institutions. Sessions will be limited to 20 students, and there will be snacks.

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Rosenberg Lecture: Knowing Their Place? Women Artists in 18th-Century France

Thursday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.

Presented as part of our Annual Fête, this talk will feature art historian Dr. Melissa Hyde speaking about women artists of 18th-century France. Dr. Hyde will highlight works of art from the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection at the DMA, with a focus on the careers of women artists such as Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Anne Vallayer-Coster, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.​

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Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her "fearless and toughly lyrical" voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Ward's stories are largely set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where she grew up and still lives. With Sing, Unburied, Sing, which earned her a second National Book Award in 2017, Ward explores the bonds of a family tested by racism and poverty.

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Toddler Art: Dancing Feet

November 2, 9, or 13, 11:00 a.m.-noon

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

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