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Format: 2/7/16

VOCALOSITY: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

From the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) comes a concert event that takes a cappella to a whole new level! This fast-paced production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements. No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella and VOCALOSITY will explore them all – from tenth century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop all the way to The Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combine that with movement and choreography from Sean Curran (Stomp original cast member) and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

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Artist Talk: Rebecca Warren

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.

Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will speak with artist Rebecca Warren in anticipation of her site-specific installation on the DMA’s new Eagle Family Plaza. This commission is her first by a U.S. museum, and it also makes the DMA the only U.S. museum with a sculpture by a living female artist greeting visitors at the museum’s entrance.

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Toddler Art: Heroes

March 4, 8, or 11, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

Calling all aspiring superheroes! In March grab your cape and trusty sidekick as we explore some of the heroes in the collection.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 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.
​All ages welcome.

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Arturo's Art & Me: Under the Sea

March 9, 10 or 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and a favorite grown-up and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In March, dive into art to discover whether life really is better under the sea, and take a closer look at a colorful stained glass window.

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The Magnificent Seven: The Great Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewers from Egypt

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Johns, Professor of the Art and Archaeology of the Islamic Mediterranean and Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Elise Morero, Researcher with the Centre, will discuss the processes and provenance behind the seven known Fatimid rock crystal ewers from Egypt. This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology.

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Family Workshop: Under Wraps--Exploring Ancient Egypt

Saturday, March 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshops are for children ages 6-12 and their favorite grown-ups and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

From hieroglyphs and mummies to golden treasure and powerful pharaohs—in March we'll travel back in time to the land of the pyramids and investigate the art and culture of ancient Egypt.

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Texas Bound II: In Hindsight

Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.

An evening of stories reflecting on the past ranging from poignant to side-splittingly funny – all brought to life on stage by acclaimed Texas-connected actors. Featured actors include Emmy Award winner Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) and Jeffrey Schmidt (The Book Club Play for Dallas Theater Center, Parkland, DV Short). Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Glee, Seinfeld) takes us back to his own childhood and collecting odd vermin with an essay from his book The Dangerous Animals Club.

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Tracy K. Smith & Kevin Young: Poetry, Place & Race

Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Life on Mars. Her memoir Ordinary Light begins with Smith spending a summer in Alabama at her grandmother’s house and returning to California with a new sense of what it means to be black. Kevin Young is one of the leading poets of his generation, who finds inspiration in African American music, particularly the blues. Young’s latest compendium Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 draws from all nine of his previously published collections and includes new poems as well.  Also recommended: Padma Lakshmi and Vinh Chung.

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Late Night Performance: Sounds Modern

Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.

What does a Jackson Pollock painting sound like? Flutist Elizabeth McNutt and ensemble present Sounds Modern, a concert exploring the intersections of art and music.

This event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Earle Brown Music Foundation.

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