Sunday, March 18, 1-3 pm
Introduction to Zentangle Art

Cutter Gallery (lower level of Museum)

Learn a creative way to relax and destress! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and fun method of drawing beautiful black and white images with structured patterns. Katie Crommett, Certified Zentagle Teacher, will teach you the principles of Zentangle, how to start and finish your first piece of Zentangle art, and how you can use Zentangle — no matter where you are — to center and ground yourself in a creative way. Seasoned artists and beginners alike will benefit from this mindful art method. All supplies will be provided. This class is suited for ages 15+.

Katie Crommett’s primary goal is to create an environment of playfulness, acceptance and joy in her Zentangle classes. She became a Zentangle teacher in order to share the benefits of a practice of mindfulness, blended with creative expression. She lives in Worcester, Mass, with her husband and two cats. Learn more about Katie Crommett’s work at

This class is limited to 15 people. Registration deadline: Thursday, March 15. For more information, or to register by mail, contact the Museum at or 781-641-0747.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sculpture in Service of Social Justice: Cyrus Dallin’s Monumental Tributes to America’s Indigenous Peoples
Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy St., Arlington, MA 02476

Many of us know Cyrus Dallin as a celebrated artist and teacher, but did you know he was also an activist? Dallin Museum director and curator, Heather Leavell, will discuss the history of three of Dallin’s local monuments, “Menotomy Hunter” in Arlington, “Massasoit Ousamequin” in Plymouth, and “Appeal to the Great Spirit” in Boston to illustrate how Dallin employed his position as an internationally acclaimed sculptor to fight the oppression of Native people. Learn how Dallin took a lead role in efforts to reform government policies adversely affecting Native peoples and educate the general public about indigenous cultures, thereby pioneering the role of the artist as an agent of social change.

This program is co-sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society.

Image: Cyrus Dallin with delegation of Navajo, Plymouth, Mass., 1932