Archive for August, 2010

Friday Photos: African Masks

I am so excited for our upcoming special exhibition African Masks: The Art of Disguise, opening August 22nd.  We will offer Museum Visits and programs for teachers related to African Masks this fall.  We will also have a brand new African Masks themed Go van Gogh program

Some of our Teen Docents helped to create sample masks that volunteers can use during the African Masks Go van Gogh program.  I was so impressed with their creativity that I wanted to share their masks with you.  My favorite is the ferocious lion.

We’re currently accepting requests for the African Masks teacher workshop, as well as Museum visits and Go van Gogh –submit your request form today!

Shannon Karol
Coordinator of Museum Visits

Fall Teacher Workshops

As we all prepare for the 2010-2011 school year, I wanted to share upcoming opportunities for you to engage with Museum education staff and educators from around the DFW area, and, of course, explore works of art from all times, places, and cultures.

Register now for one or more of the following Teacher Workshops at

Teacher Workshop with Artist Jill Foley
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Meet mixed-media artist Jill Foley and contribute to Living Room, her imaginative cardboard environment.   DMA staff and the artist will lead this interactive and creative workshop that includes time in the studio and in the Museum galleries.

 Arts of Mexico 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 9:00am – 12:30pm        

Explore the arts of Mexico in the Museum’s collection and the historical significance of artworks and artists in the exhibitions José Guadalupe Posada: The Birth of Mexican Modernism and Tierra y Gente: Modern Mexican Works on Paper

African Masks:  The Art of Disguise
Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9:00am – 12:30pm

Experience the power and wonder of African Masks: The Art of Disguise.   Investigate the functions and meanings of African masks and consider how they are used today.

 French Art 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 9:00am – 12:30pm

Explore 18th -20th century French paintings and sculptures, the Reves Collection, and the special exhibition The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Until next time….
Jenny Marvel
Manager of Programs and Resources for Teachers

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