Jan
16
Thu
Asian Art Now with Guest Curator Esa Epstein
Thu Jan 16 2014 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Asian Art Now with Guest Curator Esa Epstein

Join guest curator Esa Epstein for a conversation on current trend and the future of Asian art in relation to the Crow Collection’s upcoming exhibition Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita. Space is limited; reserve your place online or call (214) 979-6435.

Jan
28
Tue
Arts & Letters Live in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Amy Tan
Tue Jan 28 2014 7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Arts & Letters Live in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Amy Tan @ First United Methodist Church of Dallas

Bestselling author Amy Tan will discuss her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping epic spanning from San Francisco to Shanghai in the years 1890-1940. It transports readers from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II. It also tells the tale of a painting that is passed down through generations of women in the same family. Despite vast differences in their upbringing, culture, and circumstances, each of the women is drawn to discover the meaning of the painting and the unknown histories of their mothers. Imbued with Tan’s characteristic insight and humor, The Valley of Amazement conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love.

“Fiction and museums both provoke memories, taking people back in time. . . . That’s also what I want to do with my stories.”

—Amy Tan

Please note that registering below does not guarantee your spot. To purchase tickets and guarantee your spot, click here.

May
1
Thu
Cooking Class at Kalachandji’s Vegetarian Restaurant
Thu May 01 2014 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
 Cooking Class at Kalachandji’s Vegetarian Restaurant @ Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace | Dallas | Texas | United States

Come to one of Dallas’ most delicious vegetarian restaurants and learn how to make authentic vegetarian food. Located in the beautiful setting of a Hare Krishna temple, the menu for the evening will include Sambhar (South Indian soup), Dosa (rice and dal crepe), Idli (steamed cake), Aloo-Mattar Sabzi (potato and pea curry), and Coconut-Cilantro Chutney.

No pre-registration required – just show up!

Jellyfish Eyes Film Screening at the DMA
Thu May 01 2014 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Jellyfish Eyes Film Screening at the DMA @ Dallas Museum of Art: Horchow Auditorium | Dallas | Texas | United States

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century.  His first live-action feature film Jellyfish Eyes tells the story of Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside with his mother in the wake of a natural disaster. After returning home from his new elementary school one day, Masashi discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature whom he befriends and names Kurage-bo. Masashi soon discovers that all his classmates have similarly magical pets, known as F.R.I.E.N.D.s, which are controlled by electronic devices that the children use to battle one another. Despite their playful appearances, however, these F.R.I.E.N.D.s turn out to be part of a sinister plot that will threaten the entire town.

Following the screening, artist Takashi Murakami will  participate in a Q&A with Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA.

Jellyfish Eyes is FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online in advance to guarantee your seat.

May
2
Fri
Family Educator Mornings at the Kimbell Art Museum – The Way of the Samurai
Fri May 02 2014 10:00 am — 12:00 pm
Family Educator Mornings at the Kimbell Art Museum – The Way of the Samurai  @ Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

This free program is structured for homeschool students (ages 8–16) and their adult partners to discover fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a staff presentation, interactive gallery tours, and hands-on learning activities.

Free; registration required, click below to register with the Kimbell. Each program is limited to 40 children, plus their adult companions.

Please email the Kimbell if you have questions at edassist@kimbellmuseum.org.

 

Restorative Yoga
Fri May 02 2014 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Although restorative yoga is a year-round Friday class offered at the Crow Collection, join each Friday for the month of May for 31 days of Asia! Relax and Renew. Restorative yoga emphasizes the calming of the nervous system and teaches the art of relaxation. Melt tension away and leave feeling completely refreshed and ready for the weekend.

All levels of experience welcome. Space is limited; no reservations required.

Studio Five 90 – Gyotaku Nature Prints at the Kimbell Art Museum
Fri May 02 2014 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
Studio Five 90 – Gyotaku Nature Prints at the Kimbell Art Museum @ Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

Practice the Japanese art of printmaking at the Kimbell by making gyotaku prints. “Gyo” is the Japanese word for fish and “taku” is the word for print or printing. This specialized form of printmaking focuses on the depiction of traditional Japanese fish and their elegant forms.

About Studio Five 90:
Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes.  No advance registration for this free, drop-in program, although space is limited to 25 teen and adult participants. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, beginning one hour before the program.

Questions? Please call 817-332-8451, ext. 725, or email edugreeter@kimbellmuseum.org.

 

Lone Star Film Society Screening of Ran (1985) at the Kimbell Art Museum
Fri May 02 2014 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Lone Star Film Society Screening of Ran (1985) at the Kimbell Art Museum @ Kimbell Art Museum: Pavilion Auditorium | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

The colorful reimagining of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Ran earned Akira Kurosawa an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1985. This ambitious feature had the highest production cost of any Japanese film of its time and is Kurosawa’s final epic masterpiece.

ArthouseFW: Samurai Series

The ArthouseFW – Samurai Series present select films that highlight the unique and poetic life of the Samurai. Each film explores a new perspective of life as a warrior, whether the battle is for life, love or upholding the strict expectations of society. The series will play alongside the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection in the brand new Renzo Piano pavilion. This installment of ArthouseFW is presented by the Lone Star Film Society and the Kimbell Art Museum.