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Summer Outreach Volunteers Needed

Each summer, the Go van Gogh program visits libraries across the city of Dallas—bringing free, hour-long arts programs to children ages 5-12 and their families.  Our Go van Gogh volunteers lead these programs, helping children to explore, talk about, and make works of art at the libraries.

This year we are excited to be recruiting a new corps of volunteers, Go van Gogh summer outreach volunteers, to help us bring these summer art experiences to the community.  If you love working with children, have a passion for art, and want to give back to the community–we need YOU!

Interested volunteers must attend three training sessions on Friday mornings in late May and early June. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are asked to commit to presenting two outreach programs a month during June, July, and August.

To request a volunteer application, email Rhiannon Martin or call 214-922-1331. Applications are due Friday, May 10. If you have questions about the Go van Gogh program, email Amy Copeland or call 214-922-1231.

Amy Copeland
Manager of Go van Gogh and Community Teaching Programs

Time to Ring in the New School Year

Last week, Go van Gogh staff and volunteers celebrated the upcoming new school year at our annual welcome back party. Generously hosted by Go van Gogh volunteer Deborah Harvey, the lively group gathered at her home for coffee, snacks, mingling and a very special private art tour. Growing up, the love of art was infectious in Deborah’s family and collecting became a beloved family tradition. Today, she has an impressive collection of exquisite original works. Deborah guided us through her home with charisma and charm relating fun facts and anecdotes about each piece. Check out pictures from the festive event in the slideshow below.

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I still can’t believe that summer is already coming to an end. I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun! But before we all get swept up into fall, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of the successes of this busy, yet fun, summer.

While school was out for the summer, Go van Gogh staff and volunteers traveled all over the city, bringing interactive art programs to your neighborhood libraries, YMCAs, and Boys & Girls Clubs. Through the Go van Gogh Summer Library Program we taught at over fifty venues with a staggering total of 1,393 participants. Although library programs are recommended for ages five-twelve, anyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Reflecting back, many volunteers have expressed how much they enjoyed interacting with entire families that included children as well as parents. Receiving positive feedback from parents, volunteers, and librarians has been a highlight of this year’s program. I have provided just a couple of these such comments below.

May Shen, Children’s Librarian at Arcadia Park Branch Librar, wrote:

The children were engaged in the museum artwork, made good observations, and had a lot of fun with their own creations.  I was thrilled to see how involved the parents were as well!”

Karen Wyll, a Go van Gogh volunteer shared:

The parents were very complimentary and so pleased to be there.  Both programs were a very positive experience for everyone, I think.”

It’s been a wonderful summer, and I look forward to a fantastic new school year.

Hannah Burney
Community Teaching Programs Assistant

Free Summer Fun at Dallas Public Libraries

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If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kiddos this summer free of charge, we’ve got just the thing!

For the next few weeks, the Go van Gogh team will be heading out to local Dallas libraries to present free art programs for kids ages 5-12.  The hour-long programs include interactive conversations about artworks and lots of time to dig into a fun art-making project.  Best of all, participants receive a free family pass to the Museum.

This summer, we are offering two different programs—Searching for Faces and Impressions of Dallas—and we’re criss-crossing the metroplex, visiting most of Dallas’s public libraries.  Below are descriptions of the programs, and below that, a schedule of our upcoming programs.  You can also find the programs here on our website.  Be sure to contact the library in advance; to confirm space availabilty.

Searching for Faces
Look for clues—including faces, clothing, and gestures—that tell us about figures in works of art. Then, create your own self-portrait that tells us about you. For children ages 5–12, recommended for ages 5-9.

Impressions of Dallas
Explore Dallas’s past through the watercolor paintings of German artist, George Grosz. Then use watercolor pencils to create your own artwork! For children ages 5–12, recommended for ages 9-12.
This presentation highlights artworks in the Dallas Museum of Art’s special exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, on view now through August 19.

JULY
Tuesday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
Prairie Creek, 9609 Lake June Road, 75217
214-671-0410
Searching for Faces

Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.
Audelia, 10045 Audelia Road, 75238
214-670-1350
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 p.m.
Lochwood, 11221 Lochwood Boulevard, 75218
214-670-8403
Searching for Faces

Friday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Road, 75253
214-670-8471
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.
Timberglen, 18505 Midway Road, 75287
214-671-1365
Impressions of Dallas

Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.
Dallas West, 2332 Singleton Boulevard, 75212
214-670-6445
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, July 26, 2:00 p.m.
Park Forest, 3421 Forest Lane, 75234
214-670-6333
Searching for Faces

Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
Oak Lawn, 4100 Cedar Springs Road, 75219
214-670-1359
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Branch, 1515 Young Street, 75201
214-670-1400
Impressions of Dallas

AUGUST
Wednesday, August 1, 2:00 p.m.
Highland Hills, 3624 Simpson Stuart Road, 75241
214-670-0987
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
Skillman Souwestern, 5707 Skillman Street, 75206
214-670-6078
Searching for Faces

Friday, August 3, 2:00 p.m.
Fretz Park, 6990 Belt Line Road, 75254
214-670-6421
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.
Preston Royal, 5626 Royal Lane, 75229
214-670-7128
Searching for Faces

Wednesday, August 8, 2:00 p.m.
Highland Hills, 3624 Simpson Stuart Road, 75241
214-670-0987
Searching for Faces

Thursday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.
Hampton-Illinois, 2951 South Hampton Road, 75224
214-670-7646
Impressions of Dallas

Friday, August 9, 2:00 p.m.
White Rock Hills, 9150 Ferguson Road, 75228
Impressions of Dallas

Friday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Road, 75253
214-670-8471
Impressions of Dallas

Amy Copeland
Coordinator of Go van Gogh Outreach

See you at the library!

Every summer, we bring Go van Gogh programs to Dallas Public Libraries.  These one-hour programs are free and open to all ages.  Below are pictures from our visit to Preston Royal Library with the Art of the American Indians program, inspired by the DMA’s special exhibition.  Check our schedule to see when we’re visiting a library near you!

Melissa Nelson
Manager of Teaching in the Community

 

 

Mexico 200

The Workers, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, 1944-45

The Museum is gearing up to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence with two exciting exhibitions, both opening June 18th.   

José Guadalupe Posada: The Birth of Mexican Modernism showcases the artworks of Posada, a Mexican printmaker whose popular images of social and political satire illustrated broadsheets and leaflets in the early 20th century.

Tierra y Gente: Modern Mexican Works on Paper  highlights the Museum’s stellar collection of mid-20th century Mexican works on paper.  Included in the exhibition are prints, drawings, and photographs that explore how artists captured the people of Mexico in their native land. 

Also highlighted during the Mexico 200 celebration are the Museum’s rich collections of Ancient American, Spanish Colonial, and modern Mexican art, which together span over 2,000 years of art-making by Mexican artists. 

Works from Mexico 200 will be highlighted in this summer’s Go van Gogh library outreach program, Arts of Mexico.  Each summer Go van Gogh volunteers visit Dallas Public library branches to present free, hour-long programs for a drop-in six-to-twelve year-old audience.  Arts of Mexico will introduce students to the artistic styles and cultural ideas and beliefs of Mexican peoples expressed through ancient and modern artworks.  The program will include interactive conversations and art-making activities, a recommended reading lists for learners of all ages, and a free family pass to the Museum for participants. 

Below is a schedule of our upcoming Arts of Mexico library programs.  Please confirm space availability with the library in advance.  We hope to see you at the library (and at the Museum)!

Wednesday, June 23rd @ 2:00p.m.
Highland Hills, 3624 Simpson Stuart Road, 75241

Friday, June 25th @ 2:00p.m.
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Road, 75253

Thursday, July 1st @1:00p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr., 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75215

Tuesday, July 6th @ 2:00p.m.
Lochwood, 11221 Lochwood Boulevard, 75218

Friday, July 9th @ 2:00p.m.
Bachman Lake, 9480 Webb Chapel Rd., 75220

Wednesday, July 14th @ 2:00p.m.
Renner-Frankford, 6400 Frankford Road, 75252

Thursday, July 15th @ 2:00p.m.
Forest Green, 9015 Forest Lane, 75243

Friday, July 16th @ 2:00p.m.
North Oak Cliff, 302 West Tenth Street, 75208

Monday, July 19th @ 10:30a.m.
Arcadia Park, 1302 North Justin Rd., 75211

Tuesday, July 20th @ 2:00p.m.
Timberglen, 18505 Midway Road, 75287

Wednesday, July 21st @ 2:00p.m.
Preston Royal, 5626 Royal Lane, 75229

Wednesday, July 28th @ 2:00p.m.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster Kiest, 2008 East Kiest Blvd, 75216

Thursday, July 29th @ 2:00p.m.
Oak Lawn, 4100 Cedar Springs Road, 75219

Friday, July 30th @ 10:30a.m.
Fretz Park, 6990 Belt Line Road, 75254

Amy Copeland
Coordinator of Go van Gogh Outreach


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