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Museum Supports DART Art Contest

Share your explorations in DART's Student Art Contest Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is encouraging local students to share their DART explorations in its 2015 Annual Student Art Contest hosted with community partners The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Dallas Contemporary and media partners NBC 5 and Telemundo 39. Kindergarten through 12th grade students will compete for a $1,000 grand prize and the opportunity to have their artwork on featured on DART buses. Other prizes will be awarded to…
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The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France
February 12 through June 20, 2015
Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940, just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France.
This exhibit chronicles the Reys’ escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing journey partially by bicycle, they carried with them the manuscript that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
When author Louise Borden heard about the Reys’ little known story she researched their escape route and wrote a book about their extraordinary journey to freedom. This special exhibit is a visual extension of Louise Borden’s book for young readers, The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey. The exhibit is suitable for Curious George fans of all ages.

The Wartime Escape

The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France February 12 through June 20, 2015 Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940, just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France. This exhibit chronicles the Reys’ escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing journey partially by…
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Last Chance to see Drawn to Action:The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk,

This exhibit closes January 31st. When Hitler invaded Poland, caricaturist and activist Arthur Szyk was drawn to action. His pen became a weapon against hatred and injustice. Szyk was a proud Polish-Jew, and later, also a proud American. He was an incredibly talented artist who could create finely detailed and elegant “medieval” Jewish art as well as political and satirical caricatures—which he did the moment Nazi boots stepped onto Polish soil. He expressed his feelings with an energetic…
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