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2017 Arts & Letters Live Gift Packages

Dallas, TX
Wondering what to get the book lovers on your holiday or birthday gift list? For a limited time only (December 5 to December 31), purchase discounted Arts & Letters Live ticket packages and give them the gift of experienci... read more

Off the Wall: Winter is Coming

Dallas, TX
Find out if you're Cersei, Daenerys, Jon, or Tyrion with our newest personality quiz. Throughout the night, watch an ice carver create the coolest dragon sculptures you've ever seen. Test your pop culture knowledge with Ge... read more

Toddler Art: December 2016: Crazy Cats

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.

Arturo's Art & Me: December 2016: C Is for Castle

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

Family Workshop: December 2016: Material Mash-Up

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: Rainbows & Rhymes

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.

Homeschool Class for Families: Material Mash-Up

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

Fall 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

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Culture Clash

Dallas, TX
Lucie Stahl uses a flatbed scanner and familiar brands to create portraits of modern culture. Be inspired by her process and create a portrait using remnants and artifacts from your everyday life. Ages 13-19. All materials... read more

Teen Workshop: Calligraphy

Dallas, TX
Medieval scribes were masters of book illumination and calligraphy, turning ordinary words and symbols into illustrated feasts for the eyes. Explore medieval manuscripts in Art and Nature in the Medieval Ages and learn how... read more

Arturo's Art & Me: January 2016: Blast Off!

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

Toddler Art: January 2017: Feathered Friends

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.

Family Workshop: January 2017: Art to Dye For

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

Zadie Smith

Dallas, TX
In her first-ever event in Dallas, Zadie Smith will be in conversation with KERA’s Krys Boyd to discuss her forthcoming novel, Swing Time, which will be released on November 15.

Geoff Dyer

Dallas, TX
Award-winning author Geoff Dyer and curator Gavin Delahunty celebrate the DMA’s recent acquisition of a work by iconic artist Walter De Maria; the event also includes a performance by percussionist Stockton Helbing of one ... read more

January 2017 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Join us on Friday, January 20 for our annual birthday celebration to kick off the new year! We will travel back to the Middle Ages with talks, tours, films, performances, and more celebrating our new exhibition Art and Nat... read more

Levison Wood

Dallas, TX
In 2013, Levison Wood became the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile River. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, and minefields, and trekked 1,700 miles along the Silk Road, the Line of Control, and the ea... read more

Emma Donoghue

Dallas, TX
Emma Donoghue’s international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker and Orange prizes; she also wrote the film adaptation in 2015. Now Donoghue returns with another grippi... read more

Homeschool Class for Families: Art to Dye For

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

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Collect & Conserve

Dallas, TX
Ever wondered what it takes to prepare a work of art to hang in a museum? Explore our Conservation Gallery to learn more about the unique problem solving and investigative skills conservationists use to protect art for fut... read more

Adult Workshop: Beginner's Calligraphy with Lyndsay Wright

Dalas, TX
Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our beginner's workshop in medieval calligraphy will teach you about the tools of calligraphy and basic techniques, as well as cover low... read more

Teen Workshop: Culture Clash

Dallas, TX
Lucie Stahl uses a flatbed scanner and familiar brands to create portraits of modern culture. Get inspired by her process and create a portrait using remnants and artifacts from your everyday life. Ages 13-19; all material... read more

Selected Shorts: Shaken & Stirred

Dallas, TX
Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose joins Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing) and Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty, Modern Family) for an evening of storytelling in celebration of the DMA’s exhibition Shaken, Stir... read more

Dave Evans

Dallas, TX
Dave Evans, a former tech exec at Apple and Electronic Arts, realized that his real mission in life was to help people find their purpose and passion. Today he teaches Life Design at Stanford University and is the co-autho... read more

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. Bor... read more

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 ... read more

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.

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 ... read more

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. Cla... read more

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. ... read more

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... read more

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 ... read more

Teen Workshop: Larger than Life

Dallas, TX
Swiss artist Nicolas Party has transformed the DMA’s Concourse with a bright and surreal mural. In this workshop, learn about artists who create larger than life artwork, and then create a large-scale drawing of your own. ... 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2016 Late Night

November 2016 Late Night

Dallas, TX
Raise a glass to the art of the cocktail! Go back in time to the era of prohibition with music from the 1920s and 30s, learn about the cocktail culture eveolution, and taste the winners of our second Creative Cocktail Contest. See the full schedule of events. $15 public, $10 students (with valid...
Fri, Nov 18 2016 6:00 PM Sat, Nov 19 2016 12:00 AM

Homeschool Class for Families: The Cat's Meow

Homeschool Class for Families: The Cat's Meow

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, Nov 17 2016 11:00 AM Fri, Nov 18 2016 12:30 PM

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Iconic Animals

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Iconic Animals

Dallas, TX
The animal-human hybrids that make up the Ancient Egyptian pantheon stand apart from other cultures. Explore the different depictions of animals in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, then commemorate your favorite animal in a sculpture carved from wax.
Friday, November 18 2016 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Patricia Cornwell: Kay Scarpetta and the Cyber Nemesis

Patricia Cornwell: Kay Scarpetta and the Cyber Nemesis

Dallas, TX
Chaos is Patricia Cornwell's remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell will also share her theory of the artist Walter Sickert as Jack the Ripper, an artist in the DMA's collection. The VIP experience includes a pre-...
Thursday, November 17 2016 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Hannah Rothschild: Art, Mystery, and Intrigue

Hannah Rothschild: Art, Mystery, and Intrigue

Dallas, TX
In The Improbability of Love, a mesmerizing first novel by Hannah Rothschild, an obscure 18th-century French painting careens a woman into the secretive operations of the London art world. Rothschild is a film director and the first woman chair of the National Gallery in London. 6:30 p.m. Before...
Tuesday, November 15 2016 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Boshell Lecture: Indiana Jones in Space

Boshell Lecture: Indiana Jones in Space

Dallas, TX
Dr. Sarah Parcak is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama–Birmingham, the winner of the 2016 TED Prize, and a space archaeologist. Parcak will discuss her pioneering use of satellite remote sensing to discover countless ancient ruins around the world and Global Xplorer,...
Monday, November 14 2016 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

November 14 2016 DMA League Luncheon

November 14 2016 DMA League Luncheon

Dallas, TX
We will be enjoying lunch after the November 14 General Meeting as we host the return of Chef Craig James to the DMA. Join us to mingle with friends and meet new League members as we dine in the Founders' Room following our business meeting and program. Reservations must be made by  Friday, Nov...
Monday, November 14 2016 12:00 PM 1:30 PM

Family Workshop: November 2016: The Cat's Meow

Family Workshop: November 2016: The Cat's Meow

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, November 12 2016 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Teen Workshop: Museum Memoir with Kendra Greene

Teen Workshop: Museum Memoir with Kendra Greene

Dallas, TX
Consider the tremendous variety of backstory, anecdote, and observation that accumulates in a place that's a century old and takes 200 people to run. Now join us for an exploration of that oral history, the art of the interview, and what you might hear if only you'd ask. However the writer choose...
Saturday, November 12 2016 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Arturo's Art & Me: November 2016: Purrfect Pals

Arturo's Art & Me: November 2016: Purrfect Pals

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, Nov 9 2016 11:00 AM Sat, Nov 12 2016 12:30 PM

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1717 N Harwood Dallas, TX 75201
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