Format: 4/24/14

Toddler Art: Shape Escape

May 9, 13, or 16, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

For 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will explore works of art in the Museum galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size is limited to eighteen children.

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

In May, the shapes have escaped, and it's our job to find them! We'll explore Islamic art for triangles, circles, squares and more.


Immortal Beloved (1994)

Sunday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.

Presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Join us for a screening of Immortal Beloved, which will be preceded by a screening of a 1920s silent film about Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, accompanied by a live performance of the work.


Art Babies: Features & Creatures

Monday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Art Babies is just for children 0-24 months old and their caregivers. Join us for a thirty minute private tour of the Museum's collection, designed with wiggly, drooling, cooing babies in mind! In May, we've added one additional class at 10:00 am for those babies who nap midday.

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

In April - June, we'll learn about what types of art appeal to babies and search the American galleries for portraits and paintings of animals.


Ruth Reichl

Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the epicurean event of the season as author, editor, and critic Ruth Reichl shares her debut novel, "Delicious!." Reichl served as editor-in-chief of "Gourmet Magazine" for ten years and the restaurant critic of the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She is also host and executive producer of "Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth" on PBS and a judge on the competitive cooking show "Top Chef Masters" on Bravo.


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - midnight

Friday, May 16
Stay up late and explore the stars at the DMA! Play a constellation game on Ross Avenue Plaza, hear how one scholar used astronomy to solve mysteries in art, and learn more about the astrolabes featured in the "Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World" exhibition.


Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art

Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

Applying his distinctive brand of celestial sleuthing to artworks throughout history, Dr. Donald W. Olson, astronomer and Professor of Physics at Texas State University, will discuss some of his latest research uncovering previously unknown details about a painting’s origin.


Late Night Main Stage featuring Rockestra

Friday, May 16, 8:00 p.m.

Covering music from The Beatles to Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, Rockestra is an experience of epic proportions! Founded by world-renowned cellist Buffi Jacobs of Polyphonic Spree, Rockestra incorporates vast musical knowledge and instrument mastery into a truly unique musical experience.


Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Hares on the Mountain

Friday, May 16, 10:00 p.m.

Hares on the Mountain plays rowdy, messy, and loud folk music. Formed in Denton, Texas, Hares on the Mountain throws together influences from traditional American, English, and Irish folk songs, punk, psychedelic noise, rock, and country music. D Magazine says of their album, "It Will Only Hurt Forever," “These are dense songs with characters whose humanity shines through the savvy musicianship.”