Format: 4/23/14

Bancroft Family Concerts

Selected Saturdays

Presented in partnership with the Fine Arts Chamber Players
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.
An afternoon of beautiful trios by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn performed by Verlaine Trio members violinist Maria Schleuning, cellist Jolyon Pegis, and pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya.


Timothy Egan

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Timothy Egan will share stories from his National Book Award-winning book, "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl," which Walter Cronkite hailed as “can’t-put-it-down-history.” The New York Times says, “Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present.” At this event he will do so by discussing the land and water conservation issues evoked in Alexandre Hogue’s bleak Dust Bowl landscapes currently on view at the DMA as well as those that threaten our future.


Think Creatively with Dr. Magdalena Grohman

Selected Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Give your brain a boost and discover the power to expand your creativity. Join creativity expert Magdalena Grohman, Ph.D., for this workshop where you will exercise your brain with creative thinking tools and then explore your new skills with an art experience. All materials provided.


Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Limited seats available!

Takashi Murakami's first live-action feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes" follows Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside in the wake of a natural disaster. Murakami will participate in a Q&A following the screening of the film at the DMA.


Studio Creations: Choose Your Own Adventure for Dorothy

Every Saturday and Sunday, May 3-31, 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Learn about John Singer Sargent's Dorothy, a contender in the national Art Everywhere US campaign. Afterwards, use prompts to create a dynamic drawing depicting Dorothy in a new adventure. What story will you create for her?


First Tuesday

Tuesday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join our pattern party as we create pattern collages, blow bubbles, explore pattern play stations, and search the galleries for patterns in the art in a fun-filled day of art making, performances, tours, and story time just for children 5 and under.


Arturo's Art & Me: Animal Adventures

May 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For a 3–5 year old and a favorite grown-up! Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries, then create an original work of art in the Art Studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size limited to eighteen children.

When classes are filled, please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

In May, go on an art safari as we search for animals hiding in the art.


Larry McMurtry

Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.

Texas literary icon Larry McMurtry releases his new novel, "The Last Kind Words Saloon," at this not-to-be-missed event! McMurtry will discuss his new work, his creative process, and his passion for book collecting, taking the stage with Diana Ossana, author and longtime collaborator with McMurtry, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain." Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of "Texas Monthly," will moderate an on-stage conversation. An actor will read excerpts from the novel.


C3 Artistic Encounter: Poetry and Light with Will Richey

Thursday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Spoken Word artist and creative arts educator Will Richey will lead participants on a creative journey of light and expression in this special artistic encounter focused on light from the DMA’s special exhibition Nur: Light and Science from the Islamic World.

Available for 18 and older.