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First Tuesdays

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First Tuesdays at the Dallas Museum of Art offer free admission as well as special family activities. Special Museum programs for parents with young children, include art-making activities, storytelling, songs, tours. Family programs are from 11am-2pm.

For children and their families

  • February 5, March 5
  • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)


First Tuesday programming is specifically designed for children ages five and under, but all ages are welcome. Enjoy thematic art-making activities, story times, performances, and gallery activities.

  • February 5: Material Mania art-making activity
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., C3 Art Studio

Drop in and try our zany materials challenge! Use everything from toothpicks and cotton balls to sugar cubes and wire to create a work of art.

meet Arturo

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Arturo's Nest

Say hello to Arturo, the Museum's family mascot. Don't forget to write him a letter!

material exploration stations

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tech Lab

Use play dough, soap, fabric, and paper to experiment with the many materials artists use.

storyART with Ann Marie

  • 11:30 a.m. - noon, C3 Theater

Join award-winning storyteller Ann Marie Newman for stories and songs based on works in the Museum's collection.

tools of the trade family tour

  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance

Explore art made from toothpicks, paint poured on the floor, and a wall of plastic wrap as we learn about the materials artist use in this interactive tour led by education staff.

story time with the Dallas public library

  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m., C3 Theater

Listen to enchanting stories told by our librarian friends and participate in an Every Child Ready to Read mini-workshop.

  • The DMA Cafe Welcomes First Tuesday Families!

Featuring the Little Artists' Collection for $5.25 with a choice of Mac 'n' Cheese, Cheeseburger Cupcake Surprise, Fluffer Nutter Quesadilla, or Turkey and Cheese Tea Sandwiches. Meals include fresh apple slices and choice of mini bottled water, juice box, or milk.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Feb 05, 2013 11:00 AM - Mar 05, 2013 02:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed


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