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Format: 1/20/18

Teen Tour: Art of South Asia

Thursday, February 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The South Asian artists of Buddhist and Hindu art have an important task: create images that inspire and focus the viewer on spiritual development. Discover the complex and symbolic visual language used by these artists on this interactive tour. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Boshell Lecture: Three Stones Make a Wall

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Archaeologist Eric Cline will share selections from his new book Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. From Pompeii to Petra, Cline brings to life a few of history's most riveting discoveries, the archaeologists who made them, and the civilizations that were uncovered. Along the way, Cline addresses important archaeological questions: How do you know where to dig? Who gets to keep what is found? 

 

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Friday, February 16, 8:00-10:30 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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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.

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Conspirare

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Conspirare is a Grammy-winning and internationally recognized choir with a reputation for “expanding the boundaries of choral performance” (Wall Street Journal). In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a young gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. Approaching the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death, Conspirare’s Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson composed Considering Matthew Shepard, which earned a 2017 Grammy nomination and a standing ovation at Boston Symphony Hall, and features nearly 30 singers and a chamber ensemble. Johnson weaves together a wide variety of soulful and poetic texts in creating a performance that the Washington Post praised by saying, “[It] demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy.” Audiences describe this work as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “gripping.”  

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Homeschool Class for Families: Along the Silk Road

February 22 or 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families 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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Exhibition Talk: Hopi Visions

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Museum of Northern Arizona Curator of Anthropology, and artist Ed Kabotie will discuss the exhibition Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit.

 

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Story Sequence

Friday, February 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

In this workshop, let your inner storyteller shine! Explore the re-creation of Villa La Pausa in the Reves Collection and imagine what stories the period rooms might tell. Turn your inspiration into an illustration by creating a one-page comic to share with friends and family. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.

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