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Arturo's Art & Me: Tell Me a Story

February 7, 8 or 10, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

​From legends and fairy tales to real-life adventures, every work of art tells a story. In February, learn some of the stories behind favorite paintings, and then create your own story-art in the studio.

 

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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. 
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Denise Kiernan

Wednesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home explores the drama and tragic struggles experienced by the famous Vanderbilt family inside the Biltmore House. This story that spans world wars, the Jazz Age, and the Depression features a captivating cast of real-life characters, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Kiernan’s previous book The Girls of Atomic City was named a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. 

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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. Put on your blue suede shoes and come out for an evening of velvet painting, hip shaking, and corrosive couples.

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Toddler Art: Sweet Dreams

February 9, 13, or 16, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon

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

In February's class, enjoy sweet dreams as we learn about a giant-sized bed that almost lived at the White House.

 

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Family Workshop: Along the Silk Road

Saturday, February 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshop is for children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

February's class has us traveling the Silk Road in search of fine fabrics and opulent outfits. In the studio, we'll try designing our own textiles!

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Paul Auster

Sunday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Bestselling author Paul Auster’s newest novel, 4 3 2 1—a sweeping story of birthright and pos­sibility, of love and life—explores the four possible life paths of Archibald Isaac Ferguson. Each of the four Fergusons has different relation­ships, family fortunes, athletic skills, and intellectual passions, and all four fall under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman. Each Fergusons’ plea­sures and pains create an unforgettable tour de force that tenderly combines “what ifs” with the reality of growing up in New York in the 1950s and 60s. This acclaimed novel is a New York Times bestseller and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 

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Art Babies: Faces & Places

Mondays, January 8, February 12, March 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Art Babies is just for children 0-24 months and their caregiver and requires advanced registration. Click on the event for additional information.

For the January-March classes, we'll search the galleries for familiar faces and distant places, and then enjoy sensory play in the Art Studio. 

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Art Babies: Faces & Places

Mondays, January 8, February 12, March 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Art Babies is just for children 0-24 months old and their caregiver and requires advanced registration. Click on the event for additional information.

​For the January-March classes, we'll search the galleries for familiar faces and distant places, and then enjoy sensory play in the Art Studio.

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Shawn Achor

Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.

In the highly anticipated follow-up to his New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, Shawn Achor reveals in his latest book that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other. Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being illustrates how just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential—performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability, and health—is influenced by those around us. A native Texan who spent twelve years at Harvard University, Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. 

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