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Dallas Museum of Art Events: Holidays, Star Wars Themed Evening

Dallas Museum of Art Events: Holidays, Star Wars Themed Evening

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by December 6, 2017 Real Estate

DALLAS, TX — From Dallas Museum of Art: Travel to a galaxy far, far away next Thursday, Dec. 14, during the final "Second Thursday with a Twist" of 2017. Join us to take a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist inspired by Star Wars. Awaken the force within you by joining us for a night of rebellion, power struggles and Jedi training.

Here’s a list of museum events during the month of December, including a Star Wars scavenger hunt:

Tuesday, December 5:

EODIAH Public Talk

December 5, 2017; 4:00 p.m.Join Edleeca Thompson, UTD Fellow, for her talk African Art on View: Mediating Transnational Histories in Four Metropolitan Museums.The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in the DMAIncluded in free general admission.
Wednesday, December 6:

Arturo’s Art & Me, Kings & Queens

December 6, 2017; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Arturo’s Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. In December, search for art from the ancient Americas fit for a king or queen, and then work in the studio to make a royal work of art.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
Thursday, December 7:

Museum is open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Arturo’s Art & Me, Kings & Queens

December 7, 2017; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Arturo’s Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. In December, search for art from the ancient Americas fit for a king or queen, and then work in the studio to make a royal work of art.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Teen Tour, Islamic Art

December 7, 2017; 6:30-8:00 p.m.The art of the Islamic world is renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship, and builds on many artistic styles that may already be familiar! Join us to learn more about the contributions the Islamic world has made to our culture. No prior art history knowledge required—we’ll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.The Center for Creative ConnectionsIncluded in free general admission
Friday, December 8:

Toddler Art, Crazy for Color

December 8, 2016; 11:00 a.m.-noonToddler Art is for 2-3 year olds and requires advance registration. Red, yellow, blue, and green—how many colors in art can you see? In December’s class, explore colorful works of art in the collection, and then create your own rainbow-worthy masterpiece.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
Saturday, December 9:

Arturo’s Art & Me, Kings & Queens

December 9, 2017; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Arturo’s Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. In December, search for art from the ancient Americas fit for a king or queen, and then work in the studio to make a royal work of art.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Family Workshop, All in the Family

December 9, 2017; 1:00-2:30 p.m.Family Workshop is for children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. December’s a family affair! We’ll find art by families and about families in the galleries, and then collaborate on a fun project in the studio.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Pop-Up Art Spot

December 9, 2017; 1:00-4:00 p.m.Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art.Check in with the Visitor Service Desk for location.Included in free general admission.

Saturday Spotlight Tours

December 9, 2017, 2017; 2:00 p.m.Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight tour. DMA Docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection.Meet at the main Visitor Services DeskIncluded in Free General Admission
Sunday, December 10:

Teen Workshop, We Regret to Inform You

December 10, 2017; 1:00-4:00 p.m.Join the DMA Teen Advisory Council and C3 Visiting Artists xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman in examining the question: what do you want colleges to really know about you? As part of the We Regret to Inform You project, use art and writing as a form of activism to speak back to the college admission process. Ages 15-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided. Workshops are limited to the first 20 participantsThe Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
Monday, December 11:

(Museum Closed to the public)

Art Babies, Water Babies

December 11, 2017; 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 12:00-1:00 p.m.Art Babies is just for children 0-24 months old and their caregivers and requires advance registration. For the October–December classes, we’ll search for ponds, oceans, rivers, and more in the galleries, and then play at sensory stations in the studioThe Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
Thursday, December 14:

Second Thursdays with a Twist

5:00-9:00 p.m.Homeschool Class for FamiliesAll in the FamilyDecember 14, 2016; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.The Homeschool Class for Families is for homeschooling families with children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. December’s a family affair! We’ll find art by families and about families in the galleries, and then collaborate on a fun project in the studio.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

December 14, 2017; 5:00-9:00 p.m.Join us to take a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. Awaken the force within you by joining us for a night of rebellion, power struggles, and Jedi training.Tickets $5 (Some exhibitions require additional tickets on this evening), FREE for DMA Members. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets, by phone at 214-922-1818, or at the event.

THERE IS NO TRY

All night, AtriumCreate your own Star Wars characters through the paper-folding art of origami.

THAT’S NO MOON

All night, C3 StudioPaint a beautiful BB-8, Yoda, R2-D2, Storm Trooper, or C3-PO on an ornament to liven up your holiday décor.

JEDI TRAINING

5:00–8:30 p.m., Pick up a map in the ConcourseGraduate from a youngling to a Jedi master after completing our scavenger hunt for a free drink or dessert from the cafe.Cafe prizes available until 8:00 p.m.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

6:30 p.m., Horchow AuditoriumWatch The Force Awakens so you will be ready for the new movie’s release on December 15.

A LONG TIME AGO . . .

7:00–7:30 p.m., Atrium Watch Gepetto’s Marionette Theater perform Star Warp, a fun parody of Star Wars and Disney characters.

REBEL FORCES

8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services DeskJoin the rebellion on this tour of artists in our collection that did not follow the status quo.
Friday, December 15:
December 15, 2016; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.The Homeschool Class for Families is for homeschooling families with children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. December’s a family affair! We’ll find art by families and about families in the galleries, and then collaborate on a fun project in the studio.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Adults do not need a ticket. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Teen Homeschool Workshop

Souvenir ScreenprintingDecember 15, 2016; 1:00-4:00 p.m.Before you leave on winter vacation, make the DMA a destination! Tour works of art created by jetsetting artists of the thirties and forties who were inspired by the first commercial air flights to create the look of the future. Commemorate your trip to the Museum with a screenprinted t-shirt of your own design. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.The Center for Creative Connections$8 Public, $5 DMA Member. Purchase your tickets online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.
Saturday, December 16:

Pop-Up Art Spot

December 16, 2017; 1:00-4:00 p.m.Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by nearby works of art.Check in with the Visitor Service Desk for location.Included in free general admission.Saturday Spotlight ToursDecember 16, 2017, 2016; 2:00 p.m.

Lead image courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

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