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Free Family Day at the Dallas Museum of Art

On Sunday, April 11, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will host a free family day, which among other things, will launch the Museum’s nine-month-long celebration of the Mexican bicentennial at the Dallas Museum of Art. Also on April 11, the Dallas Museum of Art will partner with The Dallas Film Society’s 2010 DALLAS International Film Festival Family Day. General admission is free.

Please see details below:

Sor Juana Family Celebration

A Celebration of Women in the Arts

Sunday, April 11, 2010

11:00 a.m.­5:00 p.m.

FREE

In honor of Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Books Day) and women in the arts, the Dallas Museum of Art will host a Family Celebration to showcase the cultural contributions and artistic achievements of women in all cultures. The event also kicks off Mexico 200, a celebration of the Mexican bicentennial at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Enjoy a wide variety of culturally themed arts activities for all ages including family films, a theater performance of Sor Juana for families by Frida Espinosa Müller, a Collection Connection featuring the ancient Maya work Lady Bolon K’an, and sketching in the galleries. A special guest performance by Mariachi Rosas Divinas, the first female mariachi group, will be a highlight of the event.

Also on April 11, the Dallas Museum of Art will partner with The Dallas Film Society’s 2010 DALLAS International Film Festival Family Day. Children’s films from around the world will be shown. Films will be screened in both the Horchow Auditorium and the Center for Creative Connections Theater. Please stay tuned for announcements on specific film titles. Film screenings are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

This program is presented in partnership with the Dallas International Film Festival.

Family initiatives are funded by Catherine and Will Rose and the Pollock Foundation Education Endowment Fund. New family learning experiences are supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Museum’s Gateway Gallery Endowment Fund, the Mr. and Mrs. H. Lee Hobson Endowment Fund, the Betty Moroney Norsworthy Education Endowment Fund, and the Karen and Richard Pollock Education Endowment Fund provide a permanent source of support for family and community programs. Annual support for family and community programs is provided by The M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, the Junior League of Dallas, and the Donor Circle membership program through leadership gifts by an anonymous donor and the Dedman Foundation. Promotional support provided by Radio Disney.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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