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Homeschool Class for Families: All in the Family

December 14 or 15, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for homeschooling families with children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.
December's a family affair! We'll find art by families and about ​families in the galleries, and then collaborate on a fun project in the studio.


Second Thursdays with a Twist

Second Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Take an unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. Awaken the force within you by joining us for a night of rebellion, power struggles, and Jedi training.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Souvenir Screenprinting

Friday, December 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Before you leave on winter vacation, make the DMA a destination! Tour works of art created by jetsetting artists of the thirties and forties who were inspired by the first commercial air flights to create the look of the future. Commemorate your trip to the Museum with a screenprinted t-shirt of your own design. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.


Pop-Up Art Spot

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

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Ancient Art of the Americas Galleries to pick up a passport and begin your travels to earn activity stamps! Explore shapely structures, golden portraits, and a scavenger hunt, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages. 


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.


Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.


Teen Tour: Return to Sender

Thursday, December 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join C3 Visiting Artists xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman in a special Teen Tour. Investigate the parallels between 19th-century labor and's Mechanical Turk job platform in the Center for Creative Connections. Then, combine craft and technology to create a platform for invisible workers to protest.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesday, January 2, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Contemporary Galleries on Level 1 for sensory activities related to touch and scent, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages.


First Tuesday

Tuesday, January 2, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Start the new year off right by getting into shape—circles, triangles, and squares, that is—in this fun-filled day of art making, performances, story times, and tours designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.


Gallery Talks

First and third Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during lunchtime gallery talks.