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Arturo’s Pre-School

This week’s Friday Photo is celebrating Fall!  It is a time for the leaves to change, to bring scarves and boots out of the closet, and of course, to celebrate family, friends and food during Thanksgiving!  November’s Auturo’s Pre-School classes celebrated fall through creating magical and realistic forest creatures with felt leaves and acorns.  A great project to do as a family over the holiday!


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DMA’s resident storyteller, Ann Marie Newman.

Bonjour mes amis! Tonight is Late Night at the DMA, and we’re all getting into a French state of mind in celebration of the Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries exhibition.  Our resident storyteller, Ann Marie Newman, is dressed and ready for this evening’s Arturo’s Bedtime Stories.  Stop by the C3 Theatre at 7:30pm tonight to sing songs and share interactive stories about French celebrities, le Chat Noir, and much, much more! Click here for a complete schedule of tonight’s French-inspired events and activities. Adieu!

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Arturo’s Art & Me in the contemporary galleries

This month’s Arturo’s Art & Me classes centered around the five senses and were held in the contemporary art galleries. While looking closely at abstract works of art by Hans Hoffman (pictured right), Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still (pictured left), the children imagined what each color would smell or even taste like!

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Summer fun with WFAA!

We are so excited for our free WFAA Family First Day at the Museum this Saturday, July 28. The Museum will also have a special preview of The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico – for free! We will have a wide variety of activities for families to enjoy on Saturday, including the chance to meet WFAA’s Shelly Slater and WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley.

Arturo meeting some new friends at a recent Family Celebration.

Families can meet Arturo, our family mascot, play games with our friends from Radio Disney, and  enjoy the Medical City Community Art room to watch a puppet show about learning the signs of a stroke before making a one-of-a-kind puppet. In the Studio, families can use a variety of materials to create their own jewelry based on work seen in The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico exhibition and can sketch from objects in the exhibition with artists during Sketching in the Galleries for Kids.

Visitors enjoy sketching in the galleries.

After searching for stories in the exhibition, join staff from the Dallas Theater Center and members of the cast from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to teach families how stories are translated into a musical. Be the star of your own story in the galleries! Music educators will be in the Ancient American galleries teaching families all about songwriting and Latin rhythms inspired by the DMA’s head of the rain god Tlaloc.

Ann Marie at a recent event weaving stories about works of art for families to enjoy.

Families won’t want to miss a unique performance by award-winning storyteller, Ann Marie Newman! Ann Marie is sure to bring works from Ancient Mexico to life during her StoryART performance, this time with help from WFAA’s Shelly Slater. Don’t forget to stop by the Ancient Art of the Americas gallery to see WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley as he talks about storms, cloud seeding, how to measure rainfall, and more – all in relation to the rain god Tlaloc. Families will also want to watch an unforgettable performance from the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company, as they thrill and delight with songs, dances, and cultural traditions of Mexico.

A young visitor creating in the Studio with a little help from Arturo.

The Museum will have programming for even the youngest visitors! Children between the ages of two to four can stop by Arturo’s Nest to make a rainstick. Children of all ages will enjoy Yoginos: Yoga for Youth by the Crow Collection of Asian Art in our Level 3 galleries, and end your day at the Museum by relaxing and watching the family film, the Pot that Juan Built. It will be a fun day – hope to see you here!

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Friday Photo: Springtime in Arturo’s Nest!

Arturo is soaring with excitement about the changes spring has brought to the tree in Arturo’s Nest! Stop by and visit soon to see the branches blooming with soft new leaves, bright colorful flowers, and a beautiful butterfly! You can add, remove, and reposition these soft new features to embellish the tree branches in your own style. Your grown-up can help too! Arturo thanks his friend and local artist Lizzy Wetzel for creating these beautiful felted spring features especially for your playtime in Arturo’s Nest!

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Friday Photo: Rollin’ with our Senses!

During our Arturo’s Art & Me class, our friend and artist John Bramblitt showed us how to see our sytrofoam contour drawings with our sense of touch!

Squish, roll, roll, print! We made lots of colorful prints from our styrofoam drawings!

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This week in Arturo’s Art and Me, we spent some time in the galleries checking out  Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboy Stadium Art Program. We even had a chance to make our own collage in the style of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Good Vegan Progression #2! Can you see any resemblances?

Arturo's Art and Me Collage

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Good Vegan Progression #2
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