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Dallas Museum of Art Announces Easter Weekend Exhibits and Activities

Spend Easter weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art beginning with a free Family Celebration on Saturday, April 23. Be one of the first to see Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection during the free sneak peek beginning at noon on Saturday before it opens on Sunday. Spend the day participating in family friendly activities including creating your own wearable art in the Art Studio, listen to Native American storytelling by a member of the Chichasaw Tribe, Amy Bruton Bluemel, watch performance by the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers, and visits from the Dallas Zoo and Radio Disney. Dine in the Atrium with an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday, April 24 featuring bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys and a Little Artists “Build Your own Easter Treat” station for dessert.

Family Celebration: Art of the American Indians

Saturday, April 23; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission and $5 parking

Meet Arturo
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Say hello to Arturo, the Museum’s family mascot, and pick up your Arturo tattoo!

Studio Creations
11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art Studio, C3

Use a family gallery guide to explore the Art of the American Indians exhibition and then visit the studio to create your own animal-inspired, wearable work of art.

Radio Disney
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections

Meet our friends from Radio Disney, register to win prizes, and play games.

Family Film
11:30 a.m.-noon, C3 Theater

Watch the Reading Rainbow film The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, and learn about painting, pottery making, and the tradition of Pueblo dance.

12:00-12:30 p.m., C3 Theater

Listen to stories performed by our resident storyteller, Ann Marie Newman.

Family Tour
1:00 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance

Take a family tour of animals in the collection and then visit the Art of the American Indian exhibition to search for more animals

Art Exploration and Demonstration
1:00-3:00 p.m., Tech Lab

Meet artist Lizzy Wetzel and learn about the materials and techniques used in the Art of the American Indian exhibition.

Sketching in the Galleries for Kids
1:00-3:00 p.m., Ancient American Art galleries, 4th Floor

Spend time searching for animals and sketching from original works of art in the Ancient American galleries. All supplies will be provided.

Oklahoma Fancy Dancers
1:30-2:00 p.m., Barrel Vault

Join the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers for a traditional Native American dance performance in the Barrel Vault before they perform their full presentation at 2:00 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium.

Special Performance featuring the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers
2:00-2:45 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Watch dancing, hear storytelling, and listen to singing from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers, a group of Native American performers.

Native American Storytelling
3:00 – 3:45 p.m., Center Space

Learn words, phrases, and stomp music with Amy Bruton Bluemel, a member of the Chickasaw Tribe, and have the chance see flutes, turtle shell rattles and more artifacts up close!

Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventure Program
3:30-4:00 p.m., Fleischner Courtyard

Have the chance to see and learn about animals native to North America.

In the event of rain, this program will take place in the C3 Theater

The Art of Dinning:

Sunday, April 24 Easter Brunch; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Easter Day Brunch Package for $45 per person (DMA Members get 10% off), children under 11 for $25. Details include:

  • Brunch in the Atrium with a Brunch Bar and a Southern Station to choose from featuring Build Your Own Benedicts to Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
  • Little Artists “Build Your Own Waster Treat” station
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys

Reservations are suggested for brunch in the Atrium. Please make reservations now by calling 214-922-1858 or online at

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