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Members Only Art & Talk: The May Family Collection

Thursday, October 28, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive Art & Talk experiences just for DMA Members. 

Dive into the art of Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection with a 20-minute lecture-style overview from one of the DMA’s trained docents and then visit the gallery at your leisure. Your docent will join you in the gallery for the remainder of the hour and be available to answer questions and engage in in-depth conversation about the art as you explore.

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Pop-Up Art Spot: Ancient Art of the Americas

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 identify materials used to create nearby artwork or explore shapely structures and draw a golden portrait. Free for all ages. 

 

 

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Live Event: Richard Blanco

Wednesday, September 8, 7:30 p.m.
Promotional Partner: Latino Cultural Center
 
Virtual tickets are available for this event through October 31.
 
Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Blanco was born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, and the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his award-winning poetry. His latest book of poems, How to Love a Country, both interrogates the American narrative, past and present, and celebrates the still unkept promise of its ideals. In celebration of the DMA’s exhibition My|gration in the Center for Creative Connections, Blanco will read his specially commissioned poem inspired by works of art in the DMA's collection. 

 

 

 
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Virtual Event: Ai Weiwei

Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. CDT 

Co-hosted by the University Club of Chicago, Writers Bloc, and the Skirball Cultural Center

In his widely anticipated memoir 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows, Ai Weiwei—“one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times)—tells an epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, the nation’s most celebrated poet. Ai Weiwei has been hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by The New York Times, and his memoir is both an illumination into his artistic process and a contextualization of the Chinese history underlying his life story.

“An impassioned testament to the enduring powers of art—to challenge the state and the status quo, to affirm essential and inconvenient truths, and to assert the indispensable agency of imagination and will in the face of political repression.” —Michiko Kakutani

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Members Only Art & Talk: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

Thursday, November 4, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive Art & Talk experiences just for DMA Members. 

Dive into the art of Van Gogh and the Olive Groves with a 20-minute lecture-style overview from one of the DMA’s trained docents and then visit the gallery at your leisure. Your docent will join you in the gallery for the remainder of the hour and will be available to answer questions and engage in in-depth conversation about the art as you explore.

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Make & Take: Pour, Push, Play: Experiments in Painting

Friday, November 5, 5:30–8:15 p.m.

Experiment with innovative painting techniques highlighted in our exhibition Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia. Taking after artists who pushed the boundaries of abstract painting in the mid-20th century, you will utilize paint in unusual and interesting ways. 

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Impressions of Dallas

Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.–noon

Join us for an en plein air painting workshop led by artist Niki Gulley. This workshop will focus on exploring impressionistic approaches to capturing the natural environment of Dallas in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves. As you consider your personal relationship with nature, you’ll learn how to reflect elements of the outdoors like light and atmospheric conditions while honing your unique stylistic perspective through color and form. 

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Family Festival

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Take an imaginary journey to the French countryside as we explore the world of Vincent van Gogh in this fun-filled day of FREE activities for the entire family. 

Check back soon for more information and a complete schedule.

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Open Studio

Saturday, November 6, noon–4:00 p.m.

The Art Studio is closed but the art fun is not over! Stop by on the first and third Saturday and Sunday of November and receive a FREE art kit that includes all the materials you need for a hands-on art-making experience on the go. In November, find inspiration in the work of Van Gogh and create colorful landscape paintings.  

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

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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 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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