May
2
Fri
Family Educator Mornings at the Kimbell Art Museum – The Way of the Samurai
May 2 @ 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.

 

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.

 

May
3
Sat
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
5
Mon
Children’s Day at the Crow Collection
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Children's Day at the Crow Collection  @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Celebrate Children’s Day, an important Japanese holiday, with the important young ones in your life. Make and fly kites, eat delicious mochi and chimaki (sweet rice paste), and enjoy this very special day!

 

Please make a reservation before attending by contacting thowell@dev.crowcollection.org.

May
8
Thu
Exhibition Lecture: Between Light and Shadow of Islamic Rituals and the Production of Islamic Science
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Exhibition Lecture: Between Light and Shadow of Islamic Rituals and the Production of Islamic Science @ Dallas Museum of Art

Join Dr. George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic science at Columbia University, for a talk focused on the ritual of Islamic prayers (which believers have to perform five times a day) and the fact that those prayers are all defined by the interplay between light and shadows. From the dawn prayer, before sunrise, to the dusk prayer, before the stars become visible, as well as the noon and afternoon prayers, which are defined by the length of shadows on the ground, light and shadows play a crucial role in determining the times of these prayers.

After 3:00 p.m. the day of the event, tickets will no longer be available online, but can be purchased at the Visitor Services Desks at the Dallas Museum of Art.