Format: 8/17/22

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 to experience art in a new way. Look closely at nearby works of art and explore what it would be like to be in an artwork through drawing and writing. Free for all ages.


Cartier & The Ballet Russes: How Dance, Theater, and Fashion Inspired Cartier

Saturday, August 20, 2:00 p.m.

Discover how the Ballet Russes’ influence on Cartier’s designs and lexicons can be seen today in the DMA's exhibition Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity. Join us for a film screening and short talks featuring Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Michel Aliaga, Director of Transmission of Cartier History and Heritage, and Sara Idacavage, fashion historian and curator.


Film: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music

Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this documentary includes footage of revivals of Ballets Russes performances by the Joffrey Ballet and the New York City Ballet. The film features sets and costumes from Serg Diaghilev’s innovative productions, as well as interviews with dancers, musicians, and scholars. (2018, US, 30 min., not rated; produced by the National Gallery of Art)



Open Studio

First and third weekends in August, noon-4:00 p.m.

The Art Studio is open—now with more opportunities for you to create! Stop by on the first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month for a hands-on art-making experience. Whether you love to draw, paint, sculpt, or glue, we've got a project for you! Art projects will change each month, offering new materials, techniques, and inspiration for playing and creating.

All ages are welcome to create, and all materials are provided. Materials are first come, first served.


Jamie Ford

Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m. CDT
Promotional Partners: Asian American Historical Society, 
Location: Horchow Auditorium
Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, returns with The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across generations. An experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma allows poet laureate Dorothy Moy to intimately connect with past generations of women, including Faye Moy, a nurse in China, and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America. 

Make & Take: Making Motifs

Friday, August 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mark, make motifs, and meditate on the meaning of pattern. Inspired by bogolanfini, or mud cloth, from the Bamana peoples of Mali, you will draw and paint a unique design that tells a story about an important moment or experience in your life and challenges you to investigate the complexities of positive and negative space. 


Junior Associates Season Kickoff

Friday, August 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

DMA Junior Associates enjoy a season kickoff celebration with Cartier and Islamic Art, cocktails on the Rose Family Terrace, and a self-guided tour.

This event is exclusively for DMA Junior Associates.

Image: Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier.


Family Forum Season Kickoff with Cartier

Wednesday, August 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Spend an evening celebrating Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity with Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director; Sarah Schleuning, The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design; and DMA Family Forum members and friends.

This event is exclusively for DMA Family Forum members.

Image: Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier.


Jessie Burton

Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m. CDT
In conversation with Sarahbeth Grossman, DTC
Location: Horchow Auditorium
Alive with the magic of 18th-century Amsterdam, The House of Fortune is an enchanting stand-alone companion novel to the sensational New York Times bestseller The Miniaturist, which was adapted to the screen as a PBS Masterpiece miniseries. A feat of sweeping, magical storytelling, this captivating novel is about love and obsession, family and loyalty, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny.

Arturo's Art & Me: Amazing Expeditions

September 8 or 10, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is a class for 3–5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story and look at works of art in the Museum galleries before creating an original work of art.