Format: 8/19/18

Jill Lepore

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

In the most ambitious one-volume book on American history in decades, award-winning historian andNew Yorkerwriter Jill Lepore offers an account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.These Truths: A History of the United States offers authoritative new insights about a great, and greatly troubled, nation. Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. Her many books includeThe Secret History of Wonder Woman and Book of Ages.


Zine Club

Thursday, December 6, 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 art making 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.


Teen Workshop: Making the Machine

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In the 1920s and 30s, Americans entered a Fourth Industrial Revolution. While factories made products easier and cheaper, machines began to take the place of expert craftsmen and artists. In this two-day workshop, weigh the pros and cons of mass production for yourself with silicone mold-making, and create a toy or sculpture to replicate in resin. Recommended for ages 1519. All materials provided. 


Boshell Lecture and Feast: Dining with the Romans

Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a talk and feast exploring the food and dining traditions of the ancient Romans. From the everyday to the exquisite, archaeologist Farrell Monaco and historian Ken Albala will discuss what the Romans ate, how we know, and how historians are able to re-create ancient recipes. After the talk, enjoy an authentic multicourse Roman feast.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Assembly Line

Friday, December 14, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Before the 1920s, items we used in everyday lifedown to the nuts and boltswere made by hand. As new inventions and technology made mass production easier, laborers began to work on assembly lines to put products together. Inspired by the changing world featured in the exhibition Cult of the Machine, join the art assembly line to create technical drawings and Xerox transfers. Recommended for ages 1319. All materials provided.