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New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Join us for the following in-person and online programs related to the special exhibition. For programs requiring advance registration, you may register online or call Guest Services, at 937-223-4278, during regular museum hours. Be sure to also explore the downloadable interactives. Check back often for updates and new information!

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Curatorial Conversations: New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Date:Saturday, 3/18, 1:30-2:30pm
Cost: Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members, pre-registration encouraged (max. capacity=20)

Join Chief Curator, Dr. Jerry N. Smith in a conversation about DAI’s latest Special Exhibition, a look at the art of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, primarily focusing on art from the 1910s through the 1930s. Advanced reservation strongly encouraged.

Virtual Curatorial Conversations

Date: Thursday, 4/13, 1:30-2:30pm
Cost: free, pre-registration required (no capacity limit)

Join Chief Curator, Dr. Jerry N. Smith in a conversation about DAI’s latest Special Exhibition, a creative look at the art of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, primarily focusing on art from the 1910s through the 1930s. Advanced reservation strongly encouraged.

This event is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a separate email with virtual meeting information. Please register with an email address you check frequently. If you do not receive your Zoom code, please first check your spam folder, and email learn@daytonart.org if you need extra assistance.

Exhibition Film Screening: “Painting Taos”

Date: Thursday March 30 6:30-8pm
Cost: free for members, included with museum admission for non-members, pre-registration encouraged (max. capacity=150)

Join us in the Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium for a special screening of PBS documentary, “Painting Taos”. The film reveals how in the early 20th century, six relatively unknown painters -collectively known as the Taos Society of Artists – helped turn a small mountain village in New Mexico into the premier American art destination. Remarks by Chief Curator, Dr. Jerry N. Smith will be at 6:30; film begins at 6:45pm.

Community Studio Workshops: Painting En Plein Air

Date: Saturday, 4/22, 11:30 am–1pm
Sunday, 5/7, 12:30 – 2pm
Cost: $20 non-members; $10 members (max. capacity=20 for each)

Curious about the process of painting outdoors? Many of the artists featured in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West painted directly from nature or within their community. Come create original watercolor paintings right on DAI’s grounds! While we welcome all ages, these workshops are ideal for ages 16 and up. Space is limited and spots fill up quickly. Advanced reservation is required. Weather permitting. Rain plan: workshop will occur in Hale Cloister.

Special Exhibition Gallery Experiences

Dates: All times 1:30–2:30pm
Saturday, 3/4
Saturday, 3/25
Saturday, 4/15
Saturday, 4/29
Saturday, 5/20

Cost: Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members, pre-registration encouraged (capacity=15)

Take a Guided Visit of DAI’s newest Special Exhibition and discover more about the artists and themes on-view through interactive discussion and conversation. Offered only on select days and times while the exhibition is on-view.

Virtual Community Tour: New Beginnings Special Exhibition

Dates: All times 6pm
Thursday, 3/9
Thursday, 4/20
Thursday, 5/18

Cost:Free, pre-registration required (capacity: 20)

Take part in an online and interactive conversation about New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. Guided by a facilitator, you will use close-looking and discussion to explore select artworks and catch a preview of the exhibition with this 60-minute virtual Zoom program. Offered only on select days and times while the exhibition is on-view. Advanced registration is required.

This event is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a separate email with virtual meeting information. Please register with an email address checked frequently. If you do not receive your Zoom code, please first check your spam folder, and email learn@daytonart.org if you need extra assistance.

DAI Virtual Book Club: Language of Art

Dates: Thursday, 3/16, 12–1 pm

Cost: Free, pre-registration required (no capacity)

Join us on Zoom for an interactive book discussion on “Land of Little Rain“ (Houghton, Mifflin & Company; 1903) by Mary Hunter Austin. We will discuss DAI’s latest Special Exhibition, New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West in relation to themes in our book in this 60-minute virtual program. Limited copies are available at Dayton Metro Library/Search Ohio, and it is available for purchase from any major book vendor. A free digital copy of the text can be found at gutenberg.org/files/365/365-h/365-h.htm

This event is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a separate email with virtual meeting information. Please register with an email address checked frequently. If you do not receive your Zoom code, please first check your spam folder, and email learn@daytonart.org if you need extra assistance.

Art for the Ages: Conservation Demonstration

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