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Sketch at The Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art. Special exhibition: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt: 

https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/divine-felines-cats-ancient-egypt

General admission to the DMA is free BUT $16 to see the special exhibitions. $14 for seniors 65+. 

The free general admission includes viewing the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and most exhibitions. So you can enter for free and spend the day but you won't see the Divine Felines exhibit.

The Devine Felines exhibition is a special exhibition so you have to pay $16 to see it.

Divine Felines program guide: 

https://www.dma.org/sites/default/files/file_attachments/DivineFelinesProgramGuide.pdf

LUNCH: There is no scheduled lunch, the members will decide when to break for lunch. 

Lunch options: The DMA has a great cafeteria, usually we eat there, or if it's a nice day we might head outdoors... there are plenty of food trucks at the Clyde Warren Park just outside the museum. 

DMA cafeteria menu:

https://www.dma.org/sites/default/files/file_attachments/DMA%20Cafe%20Menu_070116.pdf

PARKING: There is an underground parking lot at the DMA $12 flat fee for the whole day (Parking FREE for DMA Members and Nasher Sculpture Center members). More parking is available in the area including parking meters. Give yourself some extra time to find a parking spot. 

DART:  Ride the DART train to the St. Paul Station and walk north to the Museum's Ross Avenue entrance. 

SKETCHING AT THE DMA: Sketchbooks and pencils (no other art supplies) are permitted in the galleries. 

SCHOOL GROUPS: The Museum opens at 11 so we might encounter school groups entering or viewing the special exhibition. In that case we can go to the cafeteria first and have lunch while we wait for the crowds to move on.

About us: Artists Out and About is a small group of mature artists who meet during the day on the first Wednesday of every month (not holidays) in a different location each time in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area... or a bit further away if we find a great location. We like to have lunch together and the pace is relaxed. Bring your sketchbook and work independently, there is no instruction and no formal schedule. Join us, and fill up a page or two in your sketch book, be imaginative or creative... or just draw from observation. All levels welcome, come if you enjoy doodling, or if you are a hobby artist, an amateur artist or a professional artist. All are welcome. Bring your sketchbook. 

Please note: There are no 'Meetup' signs, labels or reservations, most of the regular members have met each other so if you are a newcomer, look for a bunch of friendly sketchers and please walk up, join and introduce yourself. Look for sketchbooks, that's how we find each other.

There is no fee to join this Meetup group. 

Please take care of your own expenses such as parking, entry fees and meals.

Thank you. 

(Chip in if you can: Thank you to a few members for chipping in, we're all paid up till March 2017 Thank you!) 



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  • Kristina M.

    I went with my son. We got some sketching done but it was a little packed so I couldn't find anyone. Next time!

    2h ago

  • Blossom

    We are in the cafe

    5h ago

  • JohnnyD

    Can't make it, hope you guys have a great time.

    8h ago

    • JohnnyD

      Actually, I will try to make it. see y'all there.

      1 · 7h ago

  • Kerry B.

    Sorry I can't make it . Happy Art Day!

    1 · Yesterday

  • melinda m.

    I also used a waterbrush with water soluble colored pencils and no one said anything to me. But I wouldn't suggest that it was OK; I just did it without repercussions! :o)
    I was there during the week also so the traffic was light.

    5 days ago

  • melinda m.

    I was there checking it out a few weeks ago and they have racks of very comfortable stools. The guard pointed them out to me when I asked about bringing a folding stool. Although she did say they appeared at different places in the museum. The racks were just outside the entrance to the cats that day. I did a test sketch sitting on one of them.

    5 days ago

    • Blossom

      Melinda I am happy to hear that! In the past when I asked about those stacked stools I was told they are for school groups only. I am keeping my fingers crossed they will let us use them.

      5 days ago

  • Nancy

    I called the DMA and they said we can bring in a small folding stool, There's supposed to be seating inside the Egyptian cats exhibit too.

    1 · 5 days ago

    • Blossom

      That's awesome news, Nancy. Thank you for doing that.

      5 days ago

  • Larkspur

    Sounds fun! And I'm looking forward to the meet up. I enjoyed myself so much last time. Thanks for letting me play with y'all!

    November 27

  • Nancy

    Love the card swap idea. I am in.

    November 27

  • Trudy

    Unfortunately I have an appt I can't delay, so I can't make this one. I am interested in the card swap for January!

    1 · November 27

  • Marian M.

    The card swap is great for increasing creativity and it is quite wonderful to get a piece of artwork from each other. Hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. I am looking forward to our DMA visit.

    November 27

  • Nancy

    I'm in! Looking forward to more details at the DMA.

    November 25

  • Blossom

    Hi everyone, we are excited to do an ATCswap for our sketching group in the new year, please think about participating and we'll talk about it at our next Meetup. The swap will take place April 2017 so you have plenty of time to make some cards. Look up Artist Trading Cards, a concept and project created by Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997 to trade small original art works outside of the art sales world and without money exchange. Google it. You can purchase blank ATC's at art supply shops or make your own to measure 2.5x3.5 inches.

    1 · November 24

    • Kristina M.

      That's an awesome concept, I can't wait!

      November 25

  • Trudy

    Looking forward to a great day with like minded people!

    1 · November 12

  • melinda m.

    I had this on my list to go on my own. Glad to have a group to sketch with!

    1 · October 17

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