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FREE Admission to Native American Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday, April 23rd

To celebrate the opening weekend of their new exhibit, Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, the Dallas Museum of Art has FREE admission and half price parking on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Your family will enjoy storytelling, special performances, learning about animals in the exhibition and creating your own animal-inspired works of art in the studio.

Check out some of the fun stuff your family can look forward to:

Art Exploration and Demonstration
1:00-3:00 p.m., Tech Lab
Meet artist Lizzy Wetzel and learn about the materials and techniques used in the Art of the American Indian exhibition.

Sketching in the Galleries for Kids
1:00-3:00 p.m., Ancient American Art galleries, 4th Floor
Spend time searching for animals and sketching from original works of art in the Ancient American galleries. All supplies will be provided.

Oklahoma Fancy Dancers
1:30-2:00 p.m., Barrel Vault
Join the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers for a traditional Native American dance performance in the Barrel Vault before they perform their full presentation at 2:00 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium.

Native American Storytelling
3:00 – 3:45 p.m., Center Space
Learn words, phrases, and stomp music with Amy Bruton Bluemel, a member of the Chickasaw Tribe, and have the chance see flutes, turtle shell rattles and more artifacts up close!

Visit the Dallas Museum of Art website for more information.

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