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Boshell Lecture: Three Stones Make a Wall

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Archaeologist Eric Cline will share selections from his new book Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. From Pompeii to Petra, Cline brings to life a few of history's most riveting discoveries, the archaeologists who made them, and the civilizations that were uncovered. Along the way, Cline addresses important archaeological questions: How do you know where to dig? Who gets to keep what is found? 

 

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Conspirare

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Conspirare is a Grammy-winning and internationally recognized choir with a reputation for “expanding the boundaries of choral performance” (Wall Street Journal). In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a young gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. Approaching the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death, Conspirare’s Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson composed Considering Matthew Shepard, which earned a 2017 Grammy nomination and a standing ovation at Boston Symphony Hall, and features nearly 30 singers and a chamber ensemble. Johnson weaves together a wide variety of soulful and poetic texts in creating a performance that the Washington Post praised by saying, “[It] demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy.” Audiences describe this work as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “gripping.”  

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Homeschool Class for Families: Along the Silk Road

February 22 or 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

February's class has us traveling the Silk Road in search of fine fabrics and opulent outfits. In the studio, we'll try designing our own textiles!

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Exhibition Talk: Hopi Visions

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Museum of Northern Arizona Curator of Anthropology, and artist Ed Kabotie will discuss the exhibition Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit.

 

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Amy Bloom

Monday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

White Houses, a triumph of historical fiction from author Amy Bloom, tells the story of the unexpected affair be­tween Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok, who meets the future first lady in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. As their connection deepens into intimacy, “Hick” moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. Additionally, “Hick” comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend. Amy Bloom is a National Book Award final­ist, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, and author of the New York Times bestselling novels Away and Lucky Us

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Arturo's Art & Me: Color with Me

March 3, 7, or 8, 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.

In March, take a spin on the color wheel and learn all about how artists use color to create mood, share a feeling, and tell a story.

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Family Workshop: Glamorous Glass

Saturday, March 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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

It's big, it's colorful . . . it's glass! Join us in March to learn all about glassblowing and the DMA's Hart Window​ by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and then work on a Chihuly-inspired project in the studio.

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Texas Bound I

Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Sally Vahle, who recently appeared in the world premiere of Miller, Mississippi at the Dallas Theater Center, will read “Cleaning Your Gun” by Laurie Lynn Drummond. Kitchen Dog Theater company member Liza Marie Gonzalez will read “Everything Is Far from Here” by Cristina Henríquez, recently published in the New Yorker. The evening will also feature “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses,” an award-winning story by Bret Anthony Johnston, the new Director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Maria Shriver

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist and producer Maria Shriver shares insight into the wisdom gleaned through her life’s journey in her latest book, I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life. In this moving and powerful book, Shriver shares tips on how to navigate the stress of everyday life. Hoda Kotb, co-anchor on The Today Show, says, “If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver’s wisdom will fill you up.” Deepak Chopra praised the book as “thought-provoking, spirited, a deep and personal message to help one discover a meaningful and joyful life.” 

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