Education & Engagement

Join us for the following online programs and interactives related to the special exhibition. All programs are FREE, but some require advance registration as noted. Check back often for updates and program information!

ONLINE PROGRAMS

Interactive Virtual Tours: Live via Zoom
Thursday, November 4, 6-7 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 9, 6-7 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Join a Museum Educator on Zoom for an interactive discussion of the major themes on view in Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War. Using close-looking and conversation, explore artworks and catch a preview of the exhibition during this 60-minute virtual program. Tours are offered on select days and times while the exhibition is on view.

Virtual tours are free, but advance registration is required. Call 937-223-4278 during regular museum hours or follow the link to register online.

Curatorial Conversations: Live via Zoom
Saturday, November 20 & Thursday, December 2, 1:30 p.m. each day

Join Chief Curator, Dr. Jerry N. Smith, in a virtual conversation on Zoom about American modernist Ralston Crawford and DAI’s latest Special Exhibition.

Curatorial Conversations is free, but advance registration is required. Call 937-223-4278 during regular museum hours or follow the link to register online.

Up…Up…Away! Paper Airplane Project
Paper airplane instructions available for download

Take the inspiration of flight home with you! Follow the DAI’s downloadable instructions to create a paper airplane at home and then share photos of it with us on social media, using the hashtag #AirSpaceWar.

AT-HOME PROJECTS

Online Learning Library: Youth Art Project
Looking for a creative at-home art lesson for youngsters? Download and follow along with this guide to creating your own papier-mâché abstract airplane! Best for ages 7-12.

Click here to download

Draw from the Collection at Home
Download and use this drawing lesson based on Ralston Crawford’s Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Plant Study—Aircraft Factory (about 1946) featured in the exhibition. Best for ages 12 and up. Available for download Friday, December 10.

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