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Bancroft Family Concerts

Selected Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Fine Arts Chamber Players 
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Inspired by the DMA’s exhibition Vermeer Suite, early music scholar Kristin Van Cleve and friends will take you on a journey into 17th-century music, featuring compositions that juxtapose transcendent beauty with form and structure.


Homeschool Class for Families: Action Art

Thursday, January 28 or February 25, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In January and February, get in on the action and explore Jackson Pollock's black paintings, learn about his process, and then experiment with painting techniques in the studio.


Pollock's Black Paintings: A Closer Look

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.

Join Michael Schreyach, Associate Professor in Art and Art History at Trinity University, and Stephanie Straine, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool and contributing author to the Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots exhibition catalogue, for an in-depth look at Pollock’s works during his black paintings period. The scholars will give a brief talk about their research followed by a discussion moderated by Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.


Autism Awareness Family Celebration

Saturday, February 27, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The Dallas Museum of Art's Autism Awareness Family Celebration provides a safe and comfortable way to introduce the Museum to children with autism and their families. Pre-registered families can visit the Museum free of charge and enjoy activities before the Museum opens to the public. Event registration required. 


Teen Workshop: Action Painting with Sherry Abbasi

Saturday, February 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join guest artist and educator Sherry Abbasi to explore the unique painting process of Jackson Pollock. After an interactive brainstorm in the exhibition Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, create a collaborative drip mural that will be put on display in the Center for Creative Connections. Ages 13-19; no experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.


Selected Shorts: Art & Artists

Saturday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

The annual Selected Shorts is always eagerly anticipated and this year, three Tony Award winners will read stories reflecting on the powerful role of art and artists. Denis O’Hare (Milk, American Horror Story, True Blood) joins Blythe Danner (Butterflies Are Free, A Streetcar Named Desire, Meet the Parents, Will & Grace, Huff) and John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C, The Good Wife, Pitch Perfect, Manhattan) for an evening of artful storytelling, reflection, and laughter featuring stories by Aimee Bender, Lorrie Moore, and J. Robert Lennon. 


CANCELLED: Claire Harman: Brontë Bicentennial

Monday, February 29, 7:30 p.m.

Marking the bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë’s birth in 2016, award-winning British writer Claire Harman captivates readers with a groundbreaking biography that depicts the writer as a heroine in her own love story. In Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart, Harmon draws on correspondence unavailable to previous biographers and depicts a rebellious and ambitious woman pursuing an unrequited love while also struggling with heartache and loss. Also recommended: Curtis Sittenfeld.


First Tuesday

Tuesday, February 2, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Explore all kinds of lines—wiggly, squiggly, zigzag, and straight—through art-making activities, story time, family tours, and more in this fun-filled day designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.


Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 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.
​All ages welcome.