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Halloween Weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art

Haunt the galleries this Halloween weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. Take inspiration from the costumed calaveras (skeletons) in José Guadalupe Posada: The Birth of Mexican Modernism and create your own in the Art Studio Saturday and Sunday, how frightful or fun will your creation be? Watch the magic and mystery of The Golem, a 1921 “dramatic poem in eight scenes” where a huge clay figure comes to life, performed by the Undermain on Saturday, October 30.

Participate in the closing day celebration of the Arts District’s Art in October celebration on Sunday, October 31 with costume-themed festivities and the admission-FREE Masks and Máscaras Family Celebration at the DMA from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 30

Undermain Reads: The Golem
October 30, 2010; 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a performance of The Golem, a poem in eight scenes drenched in the magic and mystery of the Kabbala and get in touch with your spooky side. The Golem retells the legend of a 16th-century rabbi who defies God by molding a huge clay figure to defend the Jewish community from attack. This archetypal legend dating back to the 16th century formed the basis for many tales of man-made creatures gone awry, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. This reading is presented by the Undermain Theatre which was voted “Best Theatre” by D magazine in 2010 and features Fred Curchack as the Maharal of Prague and Bruce DuBose as the Golem.

Horchow Auditorium
Free with general admission

Studio Creations
October 30, 2010; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy viewing the prints of José Guadalupe Posada, and then visit the Art Studio to create your own Posada-inspired skeleton.

C3 Art Studio, Level 1
Free with general admission

Saturday, October 31

FREE Family Day celebrating the closing day of Art in October

Art In October concludes on Halloween with costume-themed festivities and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s annual Spook-Tacular. Families are encouraged to come in their favorite costume and gear up for trick-or-treating. Admission will be FREE to the museums. Throughout the district, there will be FREE behind-the-scenes tours, an outdoor movie presented by the Dallas Film Society, a Block Party at One Arts Plaza celebrating the culinary arts, mask and costume-making activities, scavenger hunts and more.

Masks and Máscaras Family Celebration
October 31, 2010; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In honor of the Mexican bicentennial exhibition México 200, Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos, and the African Masks exhibition, the Dallas Museum of Art will host a Family Celebration with a variety of activities for families, including a family film, performances, and Studio Creations.

Studio Creations
October 31, 2010; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy viewing the prints of José Guadalupe Posada, and then visit the Art Studio to create your own Posada-inspired skeleton.

C3 Art Studio, Level 1
FREE

Collection Connections
October 31, 2010; 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Take an in-depth look at a different work of art each month. A trained volunteer will be in the galleries with engaging materials for all ages.

Lady Bolon K’an, Level 4
FREE

Le Afrique Masquerade: The Beauty and Complexities of Africa, Connecting East to West
Presented by Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Dallas Museum of Art
October 31, 2010; 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the public premiere of Le Afrique Masquerade: The Beauty and Complexities of Africa, Connecting East to West and experience the astonishingly majestic masks of Africa’s countries, people, and culture.

Horchow Auditorium
FREE

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