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A Weeks Worth of Activities at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Art News does not regularly post a weeks work of events from a museum. In this case, we thought you might like to see all that happens during a week. Below is the entire week of activities for the Dallas Museum of Art. Let us know if you like it.

Tuesday, August 4

First Tuesday, Museum admission is free.

First Tuesdays
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Free
Center for Creative Connections
Enjoy a free fun-filled day of hands-on art projects, family tours, story times, gallery activities, and performances for children. All First Tuesday events are especially designed for children of all ages and their families. July’s theme is Lights, Camera Action!

Premier Interactive Family Tour
2:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections
Free with General Admission
Experience the Museum’s premier collection through a cinematic lens with Summer Spotlight drop in activities for Families. All activities are free with general admission and facilitated by Education staff.

Wednesday, August 5

Gallery Talk
Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance
Erin Murphy, DMA
3:00 pm
Free with general admission
Meet at the main (Hamon) Visitor Services Desk

Sketching in the Galleries for Kids
2:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections
Free with General Admission
Experience the Museum’s premier collection through a cinematic lens with Summer Spotlight drop in activities for Families. All activities are free with general admission and facilitated by Education staff.

Summer Storytime
1:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections
Museum staff members read aloud stories from our children’s library.

Thursday, August 6

Thursday Night Live presented by Texas Instruments
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (individual program times vary)
Atrium, galleries, C3 (most programs meet at Visitor Services Desk)
Free
Reservations: Not Required

Jazz in the Atrium
Ms. Sherel Riley
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Atrium
Free
Enjoy jazz classics performed by Ms. Sherel Riley, a new voice on the Dallas jazz scene.

Sketching in the Galleries
Led by Consuelo Gutierrez
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free
Meet at the Hamon Visitor Services Desk
Improve your drawing ability with direct instruction from professional and practicing artists. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring your pencils and sketchbooks.

Make It/Take It with Guest Artist Lesli Robertson
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Drop in the Art Studio
Free
Join visiting artist Lesli Robertson to make a personal collage that will be woven into a larger installation. Try a new material or technique to expand your artistic imagination. Beginners and experts welcome.

Friday, August 7

Summer Spotlight Story Time
2:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections
Free with General Admission
Experience the Museum’s premier collection through a cinematic lens with Summer Spotlight drop in activities for Families. All activities are free with general admission and facilitated by Education staff.

Saturday, August 8

Family Experiences: Studio Creations
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Studio, C3
Free with general admission
Summer Spotlight works of art set the stage for you to create your own costumes and props to act out stories from the works.

Family Experiences: Family Film
2:00 p.m.
C3 Theater
Free with admission to the Museum
Who Is the Artist? Artist of Pop Art: Lichtenstein, Thiebaud, Warhol (26 min., ages 9 and up)

Performances in the Galleries
2:00 p.m.
Atrium
Free with general admission
Spotlight on Europe: A European Soundtrack, DJ Wild in the Streets
Explore the European galleries while listening to soundtracks from French and European movies spun by DJ Wild in the Streets.
Stop-Motion Animation Class
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
$30, discounts available for DMA members, seniors, and students
Using one or more of the works highlighted in the Summer Spotlight, class participants will create a short film with stop-motion animation. Space is limited. To register, call 214-922-1826. (This class is specifically for adults).

Sunday, August 9

Family Experiences: Family Film
2:00 p.m.
C3 Theater
Free with admission to the Museum
Who Is the Artist? Artist of Pop Art: Lichtenstein, Thiebaud, Warhol (26 min., ages 9 and up)

Family Experiences: Studio Creations
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Studio, C3
Free with general admission
Summer Spotlight works of art set the stage for you to create your own costumes and props to act out stories from the works.

Family Experiences: Collection Connections
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Free with admission to the Museum
Gothic Revival bedstead, American Art Galleries, Level 4
Take an in-depth look at a different work of art each month through our Collection Connections. A trained volunteer will be in the galleries with engaging interactive materials for all ages to discover.

Digital Drop-In: Close-up/Wide Angle Image Hunt
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Free with admission
Drop by the Tech Lab for a fun technology-based activity.

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