Dallas Museum of Art Announces Addition of Academy and Tony Award-Winner Marcia Gay Harden to the DMA Arts & Letters Live Season

DALLAS, TX – March 21, 2018 – Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the addition of Academy and Tony Award-winning actress and author Marcia Gay Harden to the impressive 27th season of DMA Arts & Letters Live. Marcia Gay Harden, a fan favorite of the Museum’s literary and performing arts series, will return to the DMA to discuss her book The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Horchow Auditorium.

With The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers, Academy and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden takes on her most important role to date: gatekeeper of memories. The Seasons of My Mother is a beautifully rendered portrait of two lives – Marcia’s own, and that of her mother Beverly, an accomplished practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, who struggles with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Seasons of My Mother is a richly layered, moving tribute to a remarkable woman and to the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter. A beacon for anyone who has ever loved through loss, this book reminds us that while memory might fade or be stolen, “What still exists is love. It is omnipresent.” The wisdom, generosity, and grace of her mother – portrayed so eloquently by Marcia in these pages – urge all of us to honor the past, live fully in the present, and look to the future with hope.

Tickets are on sale now and include a copy of The Seasons of My Mother. One ticket + one book is $5 and two tickets + one book is $80 with discounts for DMA Members, educators, and students. For details and ticket prices, visit DMA.org/ALL.

Photo credits: Larsen & Talber for Marcia Gay Harden

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Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

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