May
2
Fri
Studio Five 90 – Gyotaku Nature Prints at the Kimbell Art Museum
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – May 2 @ 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.

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!

Plano AsiaFest
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Plano AsiaFest @ Haggard Park | Plano | Texas | United States

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, AsiaFest 2014 will showcase the rich cultures of Asia: Japan and Korea in the north; China, Taiwan, and the Philippines to the east; Vietnam and Malaysia in the south; and Bangladesh, India, and Nepal in the southeast. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors will provide a fun and engaging time for your entire family.

Kimbell Kids Drop-in Studio – Helmets for Heroes
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Kimbell Kids Drop-in Studio – Helmets for Heroes  @ Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

This free program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. No advance registration for this drop-in program; space is limited to 20 children, plus adults. 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.

May
4
Sun
Bollywood Bliss with Ahila Gulasekaram
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bollywood Bliss with Ahila Gulasekaram @ Dallas Yoga Center

This Bollywood class taught by Ahila offers to improve your dancing, build rhythm and get a great work out to the latest and greatest Bollywood hits! This high-energy bhangra and bollywood class is catered to beginners. Bollywood dance is a blend of Indian Classical and folk dance with elements of hip-hop, Latin, jazz, modern and belly dance. Bhangra is a folk dance from Punjab that has gained popularity for its invigorating music (the dhol drum) and energetic steps. No prior dance experience is needed and please wear comfortable clothing. This class will improve your dance technique and rhythm, enhance your overall fitness and most importantly, is a lot of fun!

Ahila Gulasekaram has been nurturing her love for Bharata Natyam (Classical Indian Dance) for the past 30 years. She is a disciple of Ramya Harishankar, the award winning Artistic Director/Choreographer of the California based Arpana Dance Company (ADC). As a principal dancer and senior member of ADC, she has performed extensively within Southern California and has toured with the company throughout the US, Europe and India.