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Contemporary Art Initiative L.A. Trip 2017

Beverly Hills, CA
This special travel opportunity is only available to DMA Members who are part of the Contemporary Art Initiative of the DMA.

Teen Workshop: Telling Stories through Art with Janeil Engelstad

Dallas, TX
In this workshop, slow down to step out of the virtual and into the visual. C3 Visiting Artist Janeil Engelstad will lead a workshop exploring how artists tell stories through art. Choose a work of art and tell it’s story,... read more

Jessi Klein

Dallas, TX
Jessi Klein is the Emmy and Peabody award–winning head writer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. Growing up gawkish and a late bloomer, Jessi Klein never identified w... read more

Adam Gidwitz

Dallas, TX
Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Grimm trilogy, spent six years, including a year in Europe, researching his latest book, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Thei... read more

Spy on History LIVE!

Dallas, TX
Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to sniff out a spy in the Confederate White House! Based on the exciting new book Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring, Spy on History LIVE! is an interactive theatrical experienc... read more

Spring Teen Tours

Dallas, TX
Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll... read more

Exhibition Talk: Animals, Nature and the Medieval Artistic Imagination

Dallas, TX
Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the varied attitudes towards the visual arts during the height of the European Mi... read more

Toddler Art: March 2017: Shape by Shape

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will explore works of art in the galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space.

Autism Awareness Family Celebration: Rockin’ Robots

Dallas, TX
During our March Autism Awareness Family Celebration, explore mechanical works of art with staff-led gallery experiences, art-making activities in the studio, and much more—all before public hours.

Adult Workshop: Intermediate Calligraphy Workshop with Lyndsay Wright

Dalas, TX
Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our intermediate workshop in calligraphy will teach you lowercase lettering in the medieval style and have you taking home greeting card... read more

Texas Bound II: Fish Out of Water

Dallas, TX
Octavio Solis, author and playwright whose plays have been produced across the country, will read his own work “The Cotton.” Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Bottle Rocket, and HBO TV series Enlightened) returns home to ... read more

DMA League Luncheon March 6, 2017

Dallas, TX
Throughout history the Melrose has attracted internationally known personalities such as Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Taylor, Pearl Bailey, Luciano Pavarotti and many others.  And now it has attracted the DMA League! Today the... read more

Chris Cleave & Jennifer Ryan

Dallas, TX
Chris Cleave’s newest novel begins with Mary North and Alistair Heath on the first day England enters World War II. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between ... read more

Arturo's Art & Me: March 2017: Lion Lessons

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries, and then create an original work ... read more

George Saunders

Dallas, TX
In his highly anticipated first novel, National Book Award nominee George Saunders delivers a captivating tale about death, grief, and the power of familial love. Set at the dawn of the Civil War, Lincoln in the Bardo begi... read more

Off the Wall: Et Tu, Brute?

Dallas, TX
Off the Wall takes a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collections with a pop culture twist. This month, we’re warning you to beware the Ides of March and to take a closer look at Classical art, historic betrayals... read more

Family Workshop: March 2017: Decked Out Dec Arts

Dallas, TX
For children ages 6–12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family, then create a work of art in the studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Cla... read more

Art Babies: Once Upon A Time

Dallas, TX
Art Babies is just for children 0–24 months old and their caregivers. Join us in the galleries for songs and story time, followed by play time and an opportunity to mingle with other parents and caregivers.

Mohsin Hamid & Shanthi Sekaran

Dallas, TX
Having lived in New York, London, and Pakistan, Booker Prize winner Mohsin Hamid is no stranger to leaving his home to create a new life in a new city. In his fifth and most exhilarating book yet, Exit West, Hamid follows ... read more

James Crawford

Dallas, TX
James Crawford’s Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings delves into the biographies of 21 of the world’s most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber er... read more

March 2017 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Join us for an evening of knights, unicorns, fairy tales, storytelling, and a little magic! This is one of your last chances to see Art and Nature in the Middle Ages before it closes on Sunday, March 19. See the full sched... read more

Paul Watson

Dallas, TX
Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson sheds light on a story intricately linked with the broken mast in the DMA’s signature painting The Icebergs by Frederic Edwin Church. Ice Ghosts weaves together... read more

Homeschool Class for Families: Decked Out Dec Arts

Dallas, TX
The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for children ages 6–12. Discuss works of art in the galleries, participate in a hands-on activity, and create a work of art in the studio. Taught by... read more

Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World

Dallas, TX
DMA curators Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker will highlight objects from their respective collections that tell the story of trailblazing women throughout history. Join us for a pre-lectu... read more

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Dallas, TX
Designers throughout history occupied two worlds: the visual world of the artist, and the mechanical world of an engineer. Explore our decorative arts collection and the design process behind works of art we live in and us... read more

Adam Haslett

Dallas, TX
Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett’s latest novel, is a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? A 2016 Kirkus Prize finalist and National Book Aw... read more

Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Dallas, TX
Explore the creative possibilities offered by the addition of sound to the experience of discovering a painting or a sculpture. How does the visual work of art evoke sounds and music? How does the addition of sound change ... read more

Art in Bloom: Seasons of Love

Dallas, TX
Enjoy a champagne welcome with a silent auction in the concourse. Then take a reserved seat for a lively demonstration by René van Rems, as he dazzles us with his floral interpretations of seasonal masterpiece paintings fr... read more

Christina Baker Kline

Dallas, TX
Blending fact and fiction, the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline, delivers an evocative story about the mysterious woman who captured the imagination of Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s... read more

Erin and Philip C. Stead

Dallas, TX
The dynamic duo Erin and Philip Stead live and work side by side creating heartwarming stories such as A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Erin’s forthcoming book Tony returns to themes of friend... read more

Boshell Lecture: The Aztec Templo Mayor: Recent Discoveries in Downtown Mexico City

Dallas, TX
Dr. Leonardo López Luján, Senior Researcher in Archaeology at the Museu del Templo Mayor in Mexico City and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor, will share recent finds including a monument of the Goddess Tlaltecuhtli—th... read more

Batik Fabric Making Workshop

Dalas, TX
Inspired by the textiles in the exhibition, Waxed: Batik from Java, join us to learn the history and techniques of Batik fabric making. You will choose your own “urban” design from the surroundings in the Cultural District... read more

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Dallas, TX
The Nest is Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel that garnered a seven-figure advance and spent more than 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It dissects the juicy dynamics of the Plumb family, composed of fou... read more

Stephen Tobolowsky

Dallas, TX
In My Adventures with God, Stephen Tobolowsky shares a funny, introspective collection of short stories about love, triumph, and catastrophe, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is ... read more

Chelsea Clinton

Dallas, TX
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing the world today, bestselling author Chelsea Clinton mixes facts, charts, photographs, and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how a... read more

Tom Vanderbilt

Dallas, TX
If you’ve ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies, why we venerate artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes, or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major priz... read more

Brettell Lecture: The Mondrian Brand

Dallas, TX
Art historian Dr. Nancy Troy examines how Dutch painter Piet Mondrian's signature style of abstract art was made newly visible to broader and more diverse audiences than ever before after it was appropriated by couturier Y... read more

Happy Hour!: A Talk and Performance Inspired by the Art of the Cocktail

Dallas, TX
6:15–7:00 p.m. Pre-performance talk/Q&A and cocktails with David Wondrich, one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history, and author of the book Imbibe!, which won a James Beard Award. Tickets are ... read more

Scott Westerfeld

Dallas, TX
Dallas native and author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and co-author of the Zeroes trilogy, Scott Westerfeld releases the first volume of an original graphic serie... read more

Sandra Cisneros

Dallas, TX
Award-winning author Sandra Cisneros, perhaps best known for her novel The House on Mango Street, will discuss her most recent book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories... read more

Holger Hoock & Nathaniel Philbrick

Dallas, TX
Holger Hoock’s Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth reveals the less glamorous side of our nation’s inception with accounts of mass murder, disease, and rape. Rather than gloss over the gritty details that disrup... read more

Margo Jefferson & Damon Tweedy

Dallas, TX
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson will discuss her book Negroland: A Memoir, a contemplation of being born into upper-crust black Chicago to a physician father and socialite mother. Negroland was the w... read more

Kwame Alexander

Dallas, TX
Poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander kicks off summer reading with his latest book, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. A strategy guide written with m... read more

Jonathan Safran Foer

Dallas, TX
Bestselling and award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer returns with Here I Am, a book about a family who, prompted by a catastrophic earthquake in the Middle East, is compelled to evaluate their current situation living... read more

Chuck Klosterman

Dallas, TX
Chuck Klosterman’s recent book But What If We’re Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past speculates on the likelihood that many universally accepted cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd... read more

Terry Tempest Williams

Dallas, TX
In her first-ever Dallas appearance, Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author of the environmental classic Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World, discusses her latest book, The Hour of the Land: A Personal Topog... read more
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Past Events

Homeschool Class for Families: Fantastic Beasts

Homeschool Class for Families: Fantastic Beasts

Dallas, TX
The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for children ages 6–12. Discuss works of art in the galleries, participate in a hands-on activity, and create a work of art in the studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size is limited to twenty children. Adults ...
Thu, Feb 23 2017 11:00 AM Fri, Feb 24 2017 12:30 PM

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Stained Glass

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Stained Glass

Dallas, TX
The most beautiful stained glass windows find their home in medieval cathedrals, transporting everyone who saw them to another world. In the exhibition Art and Nature in the Middle Ages, learn more about the technique and symbolism behind stained glass, and make a window of your own in the Tech L...
Friday, February 24 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

February 2017 Late Night

February 2017 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Lights, camera, action, art! On Friday, February 17 go on a cinematic journey through our collection as we explore the connection between art and film. See the full schedule of events. $15 public, $10 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Members, FREE for children 11 and under DMA Members and...
Fri, Feb 17 2017 5:00 PM Sat, Feb 18 2017 12:00 AM

Toddler Art: February 2017: Start Your Engines!

Toddler Art: February 2017: Start Your Engines!

Dallas, TX
The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. We will explore works of art in the galleries and then play with our new friends in Arturo’s Nest, the Museum’s kid-friendly space. Adults and younger siblings do not need a ticket. When classes are filled, e-mail lhanson@DM...
Fri, Feb 10 2017 11:00 AM Fri, Feb 17 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Bohjalian & Katie Kitamura

Chris Bohjalian & Katie Kitamura

Dallas, TX
New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian returns with a suspenseful story about a family’s lies, loss, and buried desire. In his latest novel, Sleepwalker, wife and mother Annalee vanishes from her bed one night. The mystery surrounding her disappearance becomes increasingly complicated,...
Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Family Workshop: February 2017: Fantastic Beasts

Family Workshop: February 2017: Fantastic Beasts

Dallas, TX
For children ages 6–12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family, then create a work of art in the studio. Taught by Museum Education staff. Class size is limited to twenty children. Adults do not need a ticket. When c...
Saturday, February 11 2017 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Arturo's Art & Me: February 2017: A Morning with Monet

Arturo's Art & Me: February 2017: A Morning with Monet

Dallas, TX
Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story, look at works of art, and play hands-on games in the Museum galleries, and then create an original work of art in the Art Studio. Adults and younger siblings do not need a ticket...
Wed, Feb 8 2017 11:00 AM Sat, Feb 11 2017 12:30 PM

Simon Tolkien & Amor Towles

Simon Tolkien & Amor Towles

Dallas, TX
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather J. R. R. Tolkien during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action. No Man’s Land follows Adam Raine through his impoverished childhood, falling in love, and the outbreak...
Friday, February 10 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Off the Wall: Shot Through the Heart

Off the Wall: Shot Through the Heart

Dallas, TX
Off the Wall takes a unique and unexpected look at the Museum's collections with a pop culture twist. This month, give art a chance and speed date through our collection, decide what works you love most, and hear some of your favorite Bon Jovi songs live! See the full schedule of events. FREE fo...
Thursday, February 9 2017 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Texas Bound I: Fragments of Discovery

Texas Bound I: Fragments of Discovery

Dallas, TX
Constance Gold Parry, who recently starred as Mrs. Hardcastle in the Shakespeare Dallas production of She Stoops to Conquer, will read stories from Dallas author Fabiana Elisa Martίnez’s new collection 12 Random Words. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Tony Award–winning actor Harriet Harris will re...
Monday, February 6 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

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