May
3
Sat
Buddha’s Birthday Bash
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Buddha's Birthday Bash @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Celebrate a wonderful month of Asian holidays, including Buddha’s birthday! View a special birthday book that is an artistic tribute to Buddha’s image in art over the centuries, including pieces from the museum’s collection. Make traditional Japanese “carp kites,” and try your hand at leaf rubbings with one of Japan’s most iconic and beautiful plants, the Japanese Maple. And of course there will also be yoga, face painting, origami, and a writing workshop with the Writer’s Garret. There is truly something for everyone!

Jun
7
Sat
Sail Away to China
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sail Away to China @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Join the Crow Collection of Asian Art as we celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival and learn about this unique and exciting Chinese holiday. Experience real dragon boats firsthand and become versed in their history and cultural meaning. Create a replica dragon boat and even make your own sailor hat to wear on your voyage around the world and back. Join us as we sail away to China.

Adventure Asia: Sail Away to China PDF

 

Jul
5
Sat
Gallery in a Garden
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gallery in a Garden @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Escape the summer heat and explore the serenity and beauty of the Crow Collection of Asian Art Sculpture Garden. Become inspired by the various sculptures, ranging from the historical to the contemporary, make bamboo ink paintings or even decorate your own Japanese bell. Get crafty by creating a Japanese screen or a replica of the museum’s guardian lions. If these activities do not pique your interest, take a seat with our Tibetan sweepers and enjoy a free movie under the shade. Either way, the garden is the perfect place to find your Zen.

Gallery in a Garden Program

 

ART ACTIVITY: CREATE A MAKARA

10 AM – 2 PM | Sculpture Garden

A Makara is a mythical composite, a creature with body parts of various animals joined together by imagination in art and lore. The hybrid power of the Makara is emphasized by combined parts of both terrestrial and aquatic animals.   Foreparts are usually mammalian, although the jaws are sometimes described as like those of a crocodile, and hindquarters are taken from fish, birds, and reptiles.  Most distinctively, Makaras have curled elephant- or manatee-like noses and wide, gaping jaws.  Stop by and visit with our most ancient piece in the Sculpture Garden and try your hand at creating your owncustom Makara.

ART ACTIVITY: BAMBOO INK PAINTING

10 AM – 2 PM | Sculpture Garden

The bamboo plant came under close observation in the Eastern culture because of its persistence and vegetative productivity. The plant came to be seen as an exemplar of moral force, and appreciating the bamboo was seen as an act of self-cultivation. Try your hand at bamboo ink painting and draw inspiration from the variety of bamboo plants found throughout our garden.

ART ACTIVITY: WARRIOR ARMOR

10 AM – 2 PM | Sculpture Garden

Every great warrior has their own armor to protect themselves. This stoic warrior, a loyal and brave guardian and protector, wears boots, armor, and military robes that evoke the style of the Three Kingdoms period (184-280).  Military heroes from this important time in Chinese history have been enduring subjects in Chinese art and literature. Come see the armor that adorns the Warrior that stands in our garden and make an armor chest plate for yourself.

ART ACTIVITY: JAPANESE BELL

10 AM –2 PM | Sculpture Garden

Large bells were commonly used in the Edo period to indicate time in many Japanese communities. They were often paid for by collecting coins from parishes and locales, and then melted down for the metal. Assemble and decorate your own clay pot bell to commemorate your time here.

ART ACTIVITY: SCULPT A LION

10 AM – 2 PM | Sculpture Garden

In China, pairs of carved stone lions (shi) are placed as guardians outside entrances to convey protection and noble authority. Our Sculpture Garden has two distinct pair of lions, the Guardian Lions off Flora Street and Shi of East and West off Ross Street.  The Lioness (on the left) is a concentration of female yin energy, toying with her cub, an assurance of continuity. The Lion (on the right) is resplendent with yang energy with his paw resting on an embroidered ball, which is a toy functioning as an image of the complete extent and unity of his domain. Using “Model Magic,” design, mold, and decorate your own lion to bring home.

STORYTIME: INDONESIAN CHILDREN’S FAVORITE STORIES

10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM & 1 PM | Jade Room, 2nd Floor

Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of Indonesia, Indonesian Children’s Favorite Stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia.

RADIO DISNEY

11 AM – 1 PM | West Plaza

Radio Disney will be broadcasting live from our plaza with hourly prizes, activities, and entertainment throughout.

FAMILY YOGA

Noon – 12:45 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Align mind, body, and heart both on and off the yoga mat in this fun and energy packed family yoga class. Children as young as 2 years old and their favorite adult can join certified yoga instructors for an engaging parent and child yoga session.

FAMILY WRITING WORKSHOP

Noon – 1 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Join instructors from the Writer’s Garret for a family writing workshop.

FACE PAINTING

Noon – 1:30 PM | West Balcony

Have your face painted by the artists from Your Enchanted Face. Face painting will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

GALLERY ACTIVITY

1 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Join a Crow Collection Gallery Educator for a unique tour experience that includes an activity in the galleries, while learning about a work of art from the collection or exhibit.

Gallery in a Garden Program

 

Aug
2
Sat
CANCELED- Discover India
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CANCELED- Discover India @ Crow Collection of Asian Art
Due to construction, the opening of Seeing and Believing: Krishna in the Art of B.G. Sharma has been postponed until later this fall. Thank you for your understanding while we work to bring you a bigger and better museum experience.
Sep
6
Sat
Body, Mind, Heart, and Art
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Body, Mind, Heart, and Art @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

As the school year starts, fall into wellness with simple routines that can improve your health. How about yoga for the entire family? Be the first to sign up for the family yoga marathon and let our certified instructors help your family attain harmony in both mind and body. If yoga isn’t for you, no worries- you can play traditional Asian games such as Carom (a mix between shuffleboard, marbles and pool), Diabolo (a type of juggling), hoop rolling (it’s exactly what you think), tuho (similar to horseshoes) and much more. Still looking for more? Join our dancers for instruction in authentic Indian folk, contemporary and fusion dances. If all the dancing makes you hungry, join us for a few samples of nutritional snacks and listen to clinical dietitian Sapna Punjabi-Gupta provide tips on packing delicious and healthy lunches or peek into the bag of a Tibetan amchi (medical doctor) and discover the three elements that can bring balance to your body. Finally, with body and heart taken care of, it’s time to focus on your creative side. Make an origami flowerpot, decorate a pocket stone with an inspirational phrase, or create an official Crow Collection of Asian Art back to school kit. Last but not least, let our Gallery Educators exercise your mind with an interactive exhibit experience that will make you want to come back for more.

See the full schedule here!

Oct
4
Sat
Discover India
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discover India

Come celebrate the life of one of India’s most influential leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Begin the morning as Gandhi would with yoga surrounded by nature at Klyde Warren Park or surrounded by works of art in the galleries. Join a Gandhi-inspired Peace Walk around the Dallas Arts District and upon your return to the museum, participate in one of the many art activities symbolic of Gandhi’s legacy. Join Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy for a performance that draws inspiration from the life of Gandhi or relax and enjoy a film about this iconic leader. And of course there will be face painting, origami, writing workshops and Gallery Educators providing unique tours of the collection.

Download the full PDF schedule here!