Format: 3/23/18

Late Night Film: Paa Joe and the Lion

Friday, April 20, 10:30 p.m.

Paa Joe and the Lion, a 2016 documentary directed by Ben Wigley, follows Ghanaian fantasy coffin artist Paa Joe as he teaches his son Jacob the craft that he has perfected over decades and to great acclaim. The film offers an intimate look into an artform that is central to Ghanaian beliefs and traditions surrounding death, while examining ideas of craftsmanship, legacy, and the relationship between art and life. 


Kente Cloth Weaving Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m.

In connection with the exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana, opening on April 15, the DMA is offering a weaving workshop with internationally recognized weaver Kwasi Asare. Working with Asare's own special easy-to-use hand looms, workshop attendees will create their own wonderful pieces of honored and venerable kente cloth. 


Danielle Allen

Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Danielle Allen was award­ed a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine “the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.” Featured on the front page of the New York Times, Allen’s Our Declaration reinterprets the promise of American democracy through our founding text, combining a personal account of teaching the Declaration line by line with a vivid evocation of the colonial world. Bestselling author Andrew Solomon praises Allen’s 2017 memoir, Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., saying, “In this narrative of freedom and incarceration, education and disadvantage, rehabilitation and punishment, Danielle Allen paints an unforgettable portrait of a cousin she loved. The pacing is brisk and novelistic, but the message is large and clear: we need urgently to reform the system through which we process juveniles who commit crime, because the cur­rent system perpetuates the very injustices it was designed to address.”


Homeschool Class for Families: Imagine That!

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

The Homeschool Class for Families is for children 6-12 years old and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.


Murals from a "Magic Garden": Edward Steichen’s "In Exaltation of Flowers"

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.

From 1911 to 1914 photographer Edward Jean Steichen produced seven large mural paintings for financier Eugene Myer and his wife, Agnes. The large, gold-leafed murals are filled with portraits of Steichen's friends and their floral counterparts, making this project a particularly personal one for the artist. Join art historian Jessica Murphy to learn more about Steichen's circle of friends and how this rarely seen group of paintings brings together many facets of his work. 


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Untitled

Friday, April 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Rethink your ideas about painting and reconnect with what inspires you with inspiration from the work of Laura Owens. Learn about her unique style of painting before creating a work of your own, combining paint with unconventional materials. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided. 


Teen Workshop with C3 Visiting Artist Timothy Harding

Saturday, April 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join C3 Visiting Artist Timothy Harding to explore gesture: the visible marks made by artists when creating a work of art. Trace the artist's hand through works in the collection, and create a work of art that showcases your individual style. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.