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Celebrate Spring Break Week at the Dallas Museum of Art

Add a little art to your spring break this year at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). The holiday week starts with our CBS Make It a Day at the DMA on Saturday, March 10, with free general admission and family activities from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spend the day with some of your favorite CBS 11 news anchors, including Sandie Newton, who will interview students featured in the Young Masters: Advanced Placement Student Art Competition exhibition. Help Larry Mowry forecast the weather in the European galleries. Participate in The David Chicken Live Show Spectacular!, meet the student artists featured in the Young Masters exhibition, and sketch European works of art with artist Solange Mariel.

Then vacation all week at half the price. Beginning Sunday, March 11, through Late Night on Friday, March 16, visit the DMA and pay half-price admission, including half-price admission for the special exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art in the American Twenties, and half-price parking through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Events for the entire family will be offered throughout the Museum, including art-making activities, family tours, story times, gallery activities, and more. Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are through readings, performances, tours, family activities, and films during Late Night on Friday, March 16, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Children’s author Laura Numeroff, who wrote If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, will discuss her latest book, The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure, as part of our literary and performing arts series Arts & Letters Live during the March Late Night.

Visit DallasMuseumofArt.org for more information on Spring Break events. Full-price general admission for adults is $10 and children under 12 are always free.

Spring Break Week at the DMA

Enjoy half-price admission and half-price parking Sunday, March 11, through Friday, March 16, 2012.

CBS Make It a Day at the DMA Family Celebration
Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Free General Admission

Join us for the CBS 11 Make It a Day at the DMA to meet on-air personalities, sketch in the galleries with artist Solange Mariel, and enjoy family tours of the DMA’s collection. Create your own masterpiece in the Art Studio, hear from student artists represented in the Young Masters student exhibition, and participate in The David Chicken Live Show Spectacular!.

Meet Arturo
11:00 a.m.– 3:30 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

Make a creative creature! Discover surreal shapes and abstract figures in works of art from the C3 Gallery and then use your imagination to create a creature using an artistic form.

Cloudy Art Flipbooks
11:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3

View cloudy skies in works of art and then forecast skies of your own to make a 3D cloud-filled creation.

Weather Lab with Larry Mowry
Noon–12:30 p.m., Tech Lab, C3

Do you know how hail is formed? What about how a cold front works? Watch and learn as CBS 11 Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry demonstrates exciting weather-related experiments.

Weatherscapes with Larry Mowry
12:30–1:00 p.m.

European Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Level 2

Learn about severe weather and safety as you search for stormy skies in works of art with CBS 11 Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry.

StoryART
1:00–1:30 p.m., C3 Theater

Listen to stories performed by award-winning storyteller Ann Marie Newman, featuring CBS 11’s Tracy Kornet.

Sketching in the Galleries for Kids
1:00–3:30 p.m., European Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Level 2

Spend time sketching from original works of art with artist Solange Mariel. All supplies are provided.

CBS 11 News Anchor Meet and Great
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Stop by C3 to meet our friends from CBS 11 News.

Early Learners: Tinker Tots
1:30–3:00 p.m., Arturo’s Nest, C3

Use stamps and ink pads to create a spring-themed masterpiece—just for children 4 and under.

Family Gallery Tour
1:30–2:00 p.m.
Meet in the Center for Creative Connections

Join Education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum’s collection, designed for the whole family. Explore works through movement, sketching, stories, and more!

The David Chicken Live Show Spectacular!
2:00–3:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Experience a hilarious, high-energy singing and dancing event with Emmy–award winner David Chicken and his amazing trick Chihuahua, Super Chachie! David Chicken is part superhero, part Elvis, and 100% fun for all ages. After the show, meet David and get a free autographed poster.

Meet the Artist! Young Masters: Advanced Placement Student Art Competition
3:00–4:00 p.m., C3 Theater

Meet student artists as they discuss their works of art with CBS 11’s Sandie Newton. This exhibition is funded by the O’Donnell Foundation and showcases local high school students in Advanced Placement art classes.

Family Film
4:00– 4:30 p.m., C3 Theater

Watch Dropping in on Picasso and learn from Puffer the bird as he interviews Picasso about his artwork in this entertaining animated video. (20 minutes, for all ages)

Studio Creations
Sunday, March 11, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Half-Price Admission

Discover surreal shapes and abstract figures in the Museum’s collection and then use your imagination to create a creature using a mysterious form.

Collection Connections
Sunday, March 11, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Half-Price Admission

Take an in-depth look at Vishnu as Varaha on Level 3. A trained volunteer will be in the galleries with engaging materials for all ages.

Spring Break Family Experiences
Tuesday, March 13–Friday, March 16

Half-Price Admission

Space Bar
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Experiment with wire and other fun materials to create a work of art that bends and twists in space.

Young Masters: Advanced Placement Student Art Competition
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Concourse

View juried works of art created by local high school students in this exhibition showcasing students in Advanced Placement art classes.

Story Time
Noon–12:30 p.m.
Arturo’s Nest, C3

Bring your imagination and join Arturo and Education staff members for a fun time of storytelling.

Studio Creations
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Art Studio, C3

Make a creative creature! Discover surreal shapes and abstract figures in the C3 Gallery and then use your imagination to create a creature using an artistic form.

Robotics Open Lab
1:00–2:30 p.m. and 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Tech Lab, C3

Fuel your imagination and creativity through this hands-on interactive robotics program led by faculty from the American Robotics Academy. You and your family will work as a team to design a robotic creation inspired by the DMA’s collection. Space is limited to ten families per day.

Family Gallery Tour
2:00 p.m.
Meet in the Center for Creative Connections

Join Education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum’s collection, designed for the whole family. Explore works through movement, sketching, stories, and more!

Sketching in the Galleries
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Meet in the Center for Creative Connections

Spend time exploring the galleries with members of the Education staff and sketching from original works of art in the collection. All necessary materials will be provided.

Family Film
4:00–4:30 p.m.
C3 Theater

Watch Dropping in on Picasso and learn from Puffer the bird as he interviews Picasso about his artwork in this entertaining animated video. (20 minutes, for all ages)

Gallery Talk

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
Wednesday, March 14, 12:15 p.m.

Half-Price Special Exhibition Admission

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.

Thursday Night Live
Thursday, March 15, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Half-Price Admission

Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to a live jazz concert in the Atrium by Keith Anderson & Full of Soul. Chat informally with Museum staff about Mark Manders’ thought-provoking work and process during In Residence: Mark Manders at 6:30 p.m.

State of the Arts
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Half-Price Admission

Join KERA host and senior producer Jeff Whittington for a conversation about the arts and the cultural landscape of the Metroplex with scenic designer Beowulf Boritt and artist Nic Nicosia.

Late Night
Friday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Half-Price Admission

Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are through readings, performances, tours, family activities, and films. Children’s book author Laura Numeroff, who wrote If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, will discuss her latest book, The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure, at 7:00 p.m. The Crow Collection of Asian Art and Nasher Sculpture Center will also be open until midnight.

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its encyclopedic collection, which encompasses more than 25,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1903, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part 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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