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Format: 12/5/19

Peggy Wallace Kennedy & Donna Wilhelm

Thursday December 5, 7:30 p.m.

In conversation with Krys Boyd of KERA

Peggy Wallace Kennedy, seen as the “symbol of racial reconciliation” (Washington Post), is the daughter of one of America’s most virulent segregationists, former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate George Wallace, who ultimately renounced his views at the end of his life. Wallace Kennedy’s powerful memoir The Broken Road is both timely and timeless and speaks to change, atonement, activism, and racial healing. A Life of My Own follows Donna Wilhelm’s path from a lonely child in an immigrant boarding house to corporate wife and mother, to middle-aged divorcée, and finally to her reinvention as a philanthropist, arts advocate, and humanitarian. This evocative memoir reveals her unique upbringing, diverse work history, family challenges, and journey of personal growth with unbridled honesty and will inspire others to take ownership of their stories.

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Toddler Art: All About Elephants

December 6, 13, or 17, 11:00 a.m.-noon

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

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Open Studio

First Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.

The studio is open and waiting for you! Drop in on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy free art making in the studio for the entire family.

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Pop-Up Art Spot: Shapely Structures

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

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot on the Level 4 Landing for activities related to shapes, as well as a poetry activity, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages!

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Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in speechless? Visit the Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot and check out a tote bag to alter your experience. Experiment with materials such as noise-cancelling headphones, textured gloves, colored glasses, and scent jars in the galleries to understand the different ways we experience sensory stimuli and build sensory empathy. Free with exhibition ticket.

 

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Pop-Up Art Spot: Shapes

Saturdays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot on the Level 4 Landing for activities related to shapes, as well as a poetry activity, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages.

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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.

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Teen Workshop: Capturing the Self with Spiderweb Salon

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

Join artists Machele Johnson and Sarah Friday of Spiderweb Salon for an investigation of identity through symbols, collage, and drawing. For the first half of the workshop, imagine how found objects, magazine clippings, and other materials might represent you. Then we'll finish with a portrait drawing activity, using mirrors and pan pastels to create a self-portrait. Intended for teens ages 13–19; all materials provided.

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Art Babies: Zoo Babies

Mondays, October 14, November 11, December 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Art Babies is for children 0–24 months old and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for more information. 

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Art Babies: Zoo Babies

Mondays, October 14, November 11, December 9, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Art Babies is for children 0–24 months old and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information. 

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