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April 2010

see differently. see unexpectedly. see art in a new way.

Welcome Welcome to the Center for Creative

C3 Visiting Artist: Romie Faienza

Community Partner Response Installation

Connections, where you can look, touch,

Romie Faienza is a director, producer,

Textile artist Lesli Robertson led a

listen, read, make, and talk about art.

photographer, and screenwriter who

series of workshops with Museum

Whether you are 2 or 102, our job is to

combines traditional and experimental

visitors, volunteers, and individuals

inspire you, engage your interests, and

film techniques to tell semi-fictional

from community groups to create per-

pique your curiosity. Look inside this

and semi-autobiographical stories of

sonal collages. She wove the collages

guide for the programs we are offering

love and technology. Her work employs

together to connect the participants

this month.

humor, narrative, and bold visuals to

for this collaborative installation.

Susan Diachisin The Kelli and Allen Questrom Director of the Center for Creative Connections

explore contemporary existential debates. You can learn more about her and her work during this month’s programs.

April calendar of events on back >>


(children 5 and under)

kids, tweens, & Special Events Autism Awareness Day Family Celebration Saturday, April 3, 9:00–11:00 a.m. April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Museum is having a free Family Celebration designed just for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Visit the Museum’s Center for Creative Connections and participate in special programming before the Museum opens to the public. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. For more information or to register for the event, e-mail your name, phone number, and the number of people in your family who will attend to ablake@Dallas or call 214-922-1251.

arturo’s art & me: coast to coast April 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Members free/Nonmembers $10 (per pair) Class size is limited to twelve pairs. To register call 214-922-1822.

Children ages 3–5 and their favorite adult will look at works of art, read a story in the galleries, and do an art-making activity.

toddler art: flowers April 13 or 16, 11:00 a.m.–noon Class size is limited to twelve pairs. To register call 214-922-1312.

For 2–3 year olds and a favorite grown-up! Look at a work of art and then play with new friends in Arturo’s Nest.

first tuesdays: earth day

Sor Juana/Day of the Child Family Celebration: A Celebration of Women in the Arts Sunday, April 11, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., free Enjoy a wide variety of culturally themed arts activities for all ages, including a family film, a theater performance of Sor Juana for families by Frida Espinosa Müller, a Collection Connection featuring the ancient Maya work Lady Bolon-K’an, sketching in the galleries, and films from The Dallas Film Society’s 2010 DALLAS International Film Festival. A special guest performance by Mariachi Rosas Divinas, the first female mariachi group, will be a highlight of the event.

Tuesday, April 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Late Night for Kids Friday, April 16, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Enjoy a FREE fun-filled day of hands-on art projects, family tours, story times, gallery activities, and performances for children. Families, playgroups, day cares, and homeschoolers welcome!

Enjoy family experiences until 9:00 p.m., including Yoga for Kids, Materials & Me, Bedtime Stories with Arturo, and Studio Creations.

materials & me: light Saturday, April 10, 1:00–3:00 p.m. In this experience just for 2–4 year olds, we’ll investigate materials artists use and then look at a work of art in the galleries.

texture quilt

Young Masters Through April 18, Concourse This annual juried exhibition, funded by the O’Donnell Foundation, showcases the talent of local high school students in AP art classes.

Saturday, April 24, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Designed just for babies and toddlers to experience art on their hands and knees!

>> Visit for

program details. Unless otherwise noted, programs are included in general admission to the Museum. Members and children under 12 receive free admission to the Dallas Museum of Art. For more information, visit us at or call 214-922-1311 or 214-922-1822.

+ DMA + YOU = 7,000+ Photos

(and growing)

Over 7,200 photos of DMA works of art, events, and people exist in Flickr. Join the Dallas Museum of Art group, participate in meet-ups at the Museum, and submit your photos! Visit

Flickr Meet-Up, Sunday, April 25, 2:00 p.m., Tech Lab

Center for Creative Connections Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas TX 75201 | 214-922-1200 Center for Creative Connections initiatives are made possible with generous support from The Meadows Foundation, The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation, The Dedman Family/ The Dedman Family Foundation, an anonymous donor, an anonymous donor in honor of Alex, Charlie, Grey, Jack, and Rosey, the active and alumni docents of the DMA, Melanie and Tim Byrne, Nancy and Clint Carlson, Jennifer and John Eagle, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Beverly and Donald S. Freeman, Ann and Lee Hobson, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, The Pollock Foundation, Catherine and Will Rose, and other generous individuals and corporate and foundation donors. These gifts and pledges are allowing the Museum to build, operate, and endow this new innovative and experimental center. Technology programs for the Center for Creative Connections Tech Lab are made possible in part by The Meadows Foundation and Texas Instruments Foundation.

& teens


[we]ekends at the museum

Late Night

Studio Creations Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Explore The Lens of Impressionism and think about the connection between painting and photography before creating your own work of art inspired by photographs in the studio.

Sketching in the Galleries for Kids: European Painting and Sculpture (Level 2) Saturday, April 17, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Families are invited to sketch from original works of art. All supplies are provided.

Collection Connections: Gothic Bed Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

(Level 4)

A volunteer will be in the galleries with engaging materials for all ages.

Join us for a true iMuseum experience. Interact with performers, respond to works of art in video confessionals, go on Twitter treasure hunts, share your own photos of the Museum, and more. Enjoy Showdown at the Materials Bar, Art Bytes, Open Lab, and Open Mic.

Late Night Open Lab, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Experiment with new technology in this drop-in, hands-on program.

Meet Community Partner Response Installation Artist Lesli Robertson, 8:30–10:30 p.m. Showdown at the Materials Bar, 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. With a few minutes on the clock, compete against each other to see how creative you are under pressure.

Late Night Art Bytes, 9:30–10:30 p.m. Tech-savvy creators share their digital works with the community.

Family Film: Claude Monet (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists) Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Live!

Family Films are presented by the Robert J. O’Donnell Film Series Endowment Fund. Promotional support for [we]ekends at the Museum provided by North Texas Kids

Make It/Take It with Romie Faienza First Thursday, April 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Classes & Workshops

Drop in and try a new material or technique to expand your artistic imagination with a guest artist. All ages are welcome.

Homeschool Class for Families Thursday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Tech Lab: Open Lab Second Thursday, April 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Members free/Nonmembers $10 (per pair) Class size is limited to forty people. To register call 214-922-1822.

Visit the space where art and technology merge for a drop-in, hands-on experience with visiting artist Romie Faienza.

Parents and children will learn about works of art together in the galleries, participate in hands-on activities, and create a work of art in the studio. For children ages 6–12.

Parent Workshop Saturday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

DIY@DMA with Romie Faienza Third Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. DIY is a new art-inspired do-it-yourself project with a guest artist. Drop-ins welcome. Pre-registration preferred; call 214-922-1311.

Members free/Nonmembers $10 (per family) To register call 214-922-1312.

Material of the Month: Uncovered Fourth Thursday, April 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Two workshops in one! Children make art while parents learn ideas and skills for how to visit an art museum as a family.

Explore the use of a different material featured in works in the collections.

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 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.

Drawing from the Galleries Fourth Thursday, April 22, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Draw or sketch your inspirations and subject matter while learning about works of art in the Museum.

Creative Process: Inside Out Fifth Thursday, April 29, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Get inside the mind of guest artists as they discuss their creative process and show samples of their materials.

April 2010 calendar of events





1 Thursday


Night Live Open till 9 p.m.


z First Tuesdays

z Arturo’s Art & Me

8 Thursday

Night Live Open till 9 p.m.

3 t Autism Awareness Family Celebration

t Make It/Take It

6 FREE Day


t Studio Creations t Family Film


z Arturo’s Art & Me

4 t Studio Creations t Family Film t Collection Connections



z Arturo’s Art & Me

t Sor Juana

t Studio Creations t Family Film

Family Celebration

z Materials & Me

• Tech Lab: Open Lab


t Studio Creations t Collection Connections

t Family Film



z Toddler Art

15 Thursday

16 Late Nights

Night Live

Open till 9 p.m.

z Toddler Art

Open till midnight




22 Thursday

Night Live



t Studio Creations t Family Film p Sketching in the

t Studio Creations t Collection

Galleries for Kids


Open till 9 p.m.

• Material of the

t Family Film



z Texture Quilt

t Studio Creations t Collection

t Parent Workshop t Studio Creations t Family Film

t Homeschool Class


Month: Uncovered

• Drawing from


t Family Film

• Flickr Meet-Up

the Galleries



29 Thursday

Night Live Open till 9 p.m.

• Creative Process: Inside Out


legend z = preschool

p = kids, tweens,

• = adults

= family t

& teens

Sor Juana/Day of the Child

Family Celebration Sunday, April 11 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., FREE Enjoy a wide variety of culturally themed arts activities for all ages.

Visit We Art Family, the DMA family blog, for more family art activities!


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