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: 8/17/22

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. CST
In conversation with Jane McGarry
Location: Eisemann Center, Hill Performance Hall
Enjoy an evening with internationally renowned food writer, journalist, and TV cook 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. 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. 

Louise Penny

Week of November 28—date to be announced soon!
The DMA will be one of only three US events for A WORLD OF CURIOSITIES!
A World of Curiosities, the eighteenth book in Louise Penny’s #1 New York Times beloved series, features Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the denizens of the Quebec village Three Pines. Louise Penny is also the coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.