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Format: 12/8/21

Make & Take: Frosted Glass Etching

Friday, December 17, 5:30–8:15 p.m.

Learn how to create elegant etched glassware inspired by our decorative arts collection. This multistep process will leave you with beautiful results that you will want to share with everyone.

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Open Studio

Saturday, December 18, 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 change each month, offering new materials, techniques, and inspiration for playing and creating. 

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Open Studio

Sunday, December 19, 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 change each month, offering new materials, techniques, and inspiration for playing and creating. 

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Virtual Conservation Spotlight: Henry Ossawa Tanner

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Laura Eva Hartman, DMA Paintings Conservator, shares details about her work conserving The Thankful Poor by Henry Ossawa Tanner, including the discovery of an underpainting using X-ray technology. The Thankful Poor is featured in Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner, on view through January 2, 2022. 

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Members Only Art & Talk: Conservation

Thursday, January 6, noon–1:00 p.m.

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

Dive into the world of art conservation at the DMA 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.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Live Event: A Taste of Provence with Van Gogh

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hamon Atrium and Horchow Auditorium  

Enjoy an intimate and immersive Arts & Letters Live evening featuring the DMA’s stunning exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves.  

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Live Event:Christine Pride & Jo Piazza

Tuesday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. CST

In conversation with Melissa Harrison 

Told from alternating perspectives, co-authors Christine Pride and Jo Piazza deliver We Are Not Like Them, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event. It is a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives. At its heart, We Are Not Like Them is a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.  

Christine Pride—writer, editor, and longtime publishing veteran—has published a range of books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor, and podcast host whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Glamour, and other notable publications.  

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Members Only Art & Talk: Keir Collection

Thursday, January 20, noon–1:00 p.m.

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

Dive into the Keir Collection of Islamic Art 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.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Virtual Event: Isabel Allende

Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. CST

 

Isabel Allende’s sweeping new novel tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans 100 years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the 20th century. 

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women’s rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics. 

Telling her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional. 

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Van Gogh and the Olive Groves: Impressions of Provence

Sunday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.

Alongside the olive groves, Van Gogh sought to create two additional series of paintings dedicated to cypress trees and the Alpilles Mountains. Together, he intended these three distinct series to form a larger ensemble that he called “Impressions of Provence.” In this public symposium, scholars respond to the three motifs Van Gogh put at the center of his production in Saint-Rémy, exploring their meaning and the greater context the artist envisioned for them within his oeuvre.

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