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First Tuesday at Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
E.Oliver

Tuesdays make perfect “Ferris Bueller” days. This Tuesday the Dallas Museum of Art will host their regularly scheduled “First Tuesday” event. This is a FREE event. What a perfect excuse to take the day off and spend time with the little ones. This event is designed for children that are five years of age and younger and their families. The theme for this Tuesday is Superheroes. Children and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy thematic art-making activities, performances, gallery activities, and story-telling events.

The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Center for Creative Connections. Each activity is specifically designed to be age appropriate for young museum visitors. The activities for the afternoon are as follows:

• Art-making activity
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Art Studio
• Meet Arturo
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Arturo’s Nest
• Arturo’s art stories
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Tech Lab
• Story ART
11:30 a.m.–noon, C3 Theater
• Heroes-in-training family tour
12:15–12:45 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
• Story time with the Dallas Public Library
1:00–1:30 p.m., C3 Theater
• Afrikan storytelling with Melody Afi Bell
1:30–2:15 p.m., Center Space

Children and parents will be encouraged to design and create their very own superhero gadgets in the art studio and are then invited to take the “Heroes-in-training” family tour. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to view the DMA’s personal collection of “superheroes.” Vishnu, a Hindu God, Takenouchi, a Japanese warrior, and Toussant L’Ouveverture, a military general await inquisitive attendees.
You don’t want to forget Arturo. Arturo is the family mascot for the DMA. Everyone enjoys receiving mail; so, be sure and write him a letter. Families will want to head over to the Tech Lab after visiting Arturo’s Nest to play on-line art games.

Lunch can be purchased for a reasonable price at the Atrium Café. The children’s menu features Kids’ Combos for $5.99 with a choice of Crispy Chicken Strips, Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jammer, or Turkey and Cheese Sandwich. Combos include carrot sticks with ranch dip, chips, and milk or a Capri Sun.

After Lunch, families can wind down with story-time and story-telling activities. Fabulous and friendly librarians from the Dallas Public Library will be on hand to tell enchanting stories at the C3 Theater. More story-telling will continue with Melody Afi Bell at Center Space. Here, children will engage in activities that teach words, phrases, and songs in the African language while playing instruments. The event will come to an end at 2:00 p.m.; however before you leave stop by the gift store to pick up a souvenir to commemorate you “Ferris Bueller” day.

The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 North Harwood. For more information regarding programs for children or to join their mailing list contact them at: 214-922-1312 or by email at: lhanson@DallasMuseumofArt.org. Email Elisha at examinerelisha@gmail.com

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