Arts & Letters Live

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum's collection and special exhibitions. The series is celebrating its 31st season in 2022.

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Upcoming Events

Format: 7/3/22

Live Event: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. CDT
In conversation with Christie Vela
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, acclaimed author of Mexican Gothic, returns with The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, a dreamy reimagining of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau, set against the backdrop of 19th-century Mexico.
Living on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula, are Carlota Moreau, the only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman; Montgomery Laughton, an outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments; and the hybrids, the fruits of the doctor’s labor. Their perfectly balanced, static world is jolted by the abrupt arrival of the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction. 

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
In conversation with Jane McGarry
Location: Eisemann Center, Hill Performance Hall
Internationally renowned food writer, journalist, and TV cook Nigella Lawson is the bestselling author of 12 books, which have sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Her latest book, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories, is a gratifying addition to her beloved collection, leading us through a delicious and delightful combination of recipes and stories all about food.
Join us for an evening with Nigella Lawson as she shares the rhythms and rituals of the kitchen and reflects on how the process of cooking, eating, and repeating embodies the story of her life. Whether asking “what is a recipe?” or declaring death to the “guilty pleasure,” she brings her wisdom about food and life to the fore.

“Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning and beauty.” —Nigella Lawson