If you haven’t already, you should take the advice of my colleague Hannah and Vacay at the DMA. Not only are there family-friendly experiences to uncover, there are lots of works of art to inspire your summer vacation. For example:
Soak up some sun on the beach.
Albert Marquet, The Beach at Trouville, c. 1906, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Meadows Foundation Incorporated
Spend the afternoon playing tennis.
George L.K. Morris, Mixed Doubles, c.1948, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley and Alconda-Owsley Foundations
Paint en plein air in France.
Paul Signac, Comblat-le-Chateau, the Meadow (Le Pre), Opus 161, June-July 1887, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Bonnie Pitman
Do some gardening…but beware of those pesky garden snakes.
Mark Handforth, Dallas Snake, 2007, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund and Lay Family Acquisition Fund
And when the heat becomes too much to bear, go swimming.
Fernand Leger, The Divers (Red and Black), 1942, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of the James H. and Lillian Clark Foundation
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Coordinator of Museum Visits