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canvas: a blank slate of possibilities

November 28, 2012

Welcome to Canvas! We are so excited to announce that we are merging the DMA’s family blog with the DMA’s educator blog – what better way to canvass new ideas on a blank canvas? Whether you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, artist, or just all around fan of the DMA, we hope that this newly merged blog will quench your thirst for knowledge and creativity. From week to week, we will have posts highlighting fun things to do at the Museum, studio insights, interdisciplinary ideas, and inspirations from works of art in our galleries.

Canvas now features even more DMA authors! Check out the author page to meet some of our new writers. Staff from the Center for Creative Connections (C3) will post monthly with details about visitor interactions in C3, cool teen programs, artist workshops for adults, and gallery insights. Interpretation staff will share exciting ways that visitors are connecting with works of art and all of the ways that interpretation merges with audiences of all ages. Staff who work closely with families will share ways to connect kids to art, nifty art activities for kids, and artsy ways to make connections to holidays, kid-friendly books, and even the weather! But don’t worry, you’ll still find all of the creative and resourceful ideas geared towards students and teachers that this blog has always had (including a monthly art recipe from our resident baker, Sarah).

We hope that by joining forces, Education Staff here at the DMA can bring you even more ways to celebrate the power of art!

Amanda Blake
Head of Family, Access, and School Experiences

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