Friday, May 15
$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 student (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
7:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Learn about Dallas organization Break Bread, Break Borders and their work with refugee women who are mentored by professional chefs, restaurants, and culinary consultants for their careers in the culinary field. Through food, culture, and powerful storytelling, they break bread with the community while breaking down borders. Sample a few dishes from Break Bread, Break Border chefs including Falafel, Mahshi, Coconut Cookies, and Maamoul Cookies.
Samples are limited to the first 600 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
7:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Food historian and chef Anissa Helou will talk about her James Beard Award–winning cookbook Feast: Food of the Islamic World, which brings together timeless recipes from across the Islamic world. Helou will share favorite selections and reflect on the threads that connect some of the world’s most inventive culinary traditions.
8:00 p.m., C3 Theater
From South Africa to Sweden, Syria to Australia, the 2017 documentary Barbecue explores global traditions of cooking meat over open flames and how this practice connects communities across time and distance. This film is not rated (2017, 102 min.).
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
Join DMA Educator Nausheen Hoosein in the exhibition My|Gration to look at elaborately designed coffee pots and cups and what they reveal about the spread of coffee culture from Turkey to Europe in the 18th century.
9:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Soufra follows the story of Mariam Shaar, a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. Mariam sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, Soufra, and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women. This film is not rated (2017, 73 min.).
10:00 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
Join DMA Manager of Adult Programs Jessie Carrillo for a tour of dinnerware from three different centuries and how they each reflect the unique food cultures of their time, from the sugar craze of 18th-century England to convenience cooking in postwar suburbia.