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"The Miniaturist": From Page to Screen

Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Promotional Partner: KERA

When British author Jessie Burton’s New York Times–bestselling debut novel, The Miniaturist, premiered as a three-part series on PBS Masterpiece, it brought 17th-century Dutch culture vividly to life. At this event, Burton will share insights about her novel, and Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany, who trained as art historians, will discuss their creative process in making the miniatures used in the television series.

6:30 p.m.: Enjoy a tour of 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings and other decorative arts that resonate with themes in The Miniaturist.  


Zine Club: Extra! Read All About Her!

Thursday, March 7, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Explore the challenges and restrictions experienced by female artists seeking professional careers in the visual arts as we discuss the exhibition Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism in the galleries. Be inspired by their triumphs and take your insight back to the Tech Lab to create your own newspaper front page of what women will achieve next.


Toddler Art: Let's Play

March 8, 19, or 22, 11:00 a.m.-noon

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


Boshell Lecture: Cleopatra Had a Jazz Band: 20th-Century Egyptomania

Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.

Our fashion series continues with a talk by Egyptologist and vintage fashion enthusiast Dr. Colleen Darnell. Darnell will discuss what the archaeological record tells us about fashion in ancient Egypt and why Egypt was all the rage in 19th- and 20th-century fashion design. 


Family Workshop: An Artist's Life

Saturday, March 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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


Late Night Talk: A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women)

Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a Late Night celebrating women artists and hear author and curator Danielle Krysa speak about her new book A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists—and Projects to Help You Become One. Krysa showcases the work of 45 contemporary artists alongside creative prompts to ignite your own creativity. 


Late Night Film: Big Eyes

Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m.

Based on a true story, Tim Burton's Big Eyes follows the life and career of artist Margaret Keane, whose doe-eyed portraits achieved popular and financial success in the 1950s and 60s. For decades the paintings were attributed to Keane's husband until their true authorship was revealed with the couples' divorce. 


Late Night Talk: Rejected Princesses

Friday, March 15, 9:00 p.m.

Join Jason Porath, author, illustrator, and creator of the hit blog Rejected Princesses for a talk about women of history and myth who, for one reason or another, would never be considered for the animated princess treatment. Porath will discuss how Rejected Princesses got started, how he researches and illustrates the lives of each of his subjects, and a few favorites from the archives. 


Exhibition Talk: Jonas Wood's Modernism

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Art historian Dr. Ken Allan will talk about how Jonas Wood's colorful interiors and suburban landscapes echo the work of modern masters from the DMA's collection, including Braque, Picasso, Cezanne, Vuillard, and Matisse.