Format: 4/16/21

Virtual Event: Texas Bound

Friday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. CST
A recording will be available until April 30
Get up close and personal with Texas Bound veteran and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, who gives a masterful performance of "Women & Horses (1976)," a powerful story by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wetmore. Matthew McConaughey makes his inaugural Texas Bound debut with a hilarious reading of an excerpt from "Outlaw Logic," from his recent memoir Greenlights. Dallas actors Maryam Baig, Kenya Flippin, and Chris Ramirez join the star-studded lineup reading stories from Dallas authors Jenny Bhatt and LaToya Watkins, as well as Austin-based writer Dagoberto Gilb. 

"Compelling stories and compassionate acting, all literally from the heart of Texas." —Southern Living  


C3 Art Kits

Saturdays, noon–4:00 p.m.

Stop by our table before you enter the Museum and pick up a free art kit for an at-home activity highlighting artworks in the My|gration exhibition. Come back each month for new projects that bring the exhibition to life at home!

FREE. All materials provided. Art kits will be first come, first served and cannot be reserved. 


Texas Ballet Theater’s Springtime Solos

Saturday, April 17, 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., DMA Sculpture Garden

Texas Ballet Theater presents a series of new solos choreographed by Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. and will feature Company Dancers Valentin Batista, Laura Gruener, Paige Nyman, and Philip Slocki. Encore performances will begin at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Book Talk April 18

Sunday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive novel that follows one man's race against time to find a killer—but an astonishing time-turning twist means that nothing and no one are quite what they seem." 

Join us for this DMA Members Digital Book Talk, where we will discuss a kaleidoscopic Cubist murder mystery.


Virtual Event: Gabriela Garcia and Kaitlyn Greenidge

Monday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. CST
In conversation with author Mira Jacob
Recording available through May 5
Two highly anticipated novels about women defying past and present expectations to experience what it truly means to be free 

Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt traces a lineage of women from 19th-century Cuba to present-day Miami and Mexico, addressing issues of addiction, displacement, and the legacy of trauma. In present-day Miami, Jeanette, daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, is battling addiction. Determined to learn more about her family history, she travels to Cuba to visit her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. 

Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s new novel Libertie follows a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn who yearns for a life different than that of her physician mother. Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and strives to forge her own path. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal, she accepts, only to discover that she must fight for her freedom. 



Virtual ARTventures with Arturo: Animals at Night

Wednesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.

For a 2–5 year old and a favorite grown-up. Listen to a story, explore a work of art, and try some hands-on games from home. Then follow along to complete an activity using materials found at home.


Arturo's Art & Me: Shape by Shape

Thursday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Arturo’s Art & Me is a class for 3–5 year olds and their favorite adult. Adults and young children listen to a story and look at works of art in the Museum galleries before creating an original work of art.


Virtual Brettell Lecture: Decoding Juan Gris

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. CST

Harry Cooper, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery, will give both an introduction to Gris’s art and an argument for its continuing relevance as one of the most challenging modern visions of what painting could be.


Virtual Event: Abi Daré and Andrea Lee

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. CST
In conversation with Jaina Sanga
Pre-recorded virtual event
Recording available through May 11
Promotional Partners: World Affairs Council and The Dock Bookshop
Two award-winning novelists with riveting stories set in Nigeria and Madagascar, cultures featured in the DMA’s exhibition Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa
Abi Daré’s celebrated novel The Girl with the Louding Voice is the unforgettable, inspiring story of Adunni, a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself. An instant New York Times bestseller and a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, this story exemplifies how one courageous young woman’s spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances can inspire us all to reach for our dreams and maybe even change the world. 

From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee, Red Island House is an evocative novel about loyalty, identity, and heritage that follows two decades in the marriage between an African American professor and her wealthy Italian husband. Shay is surprised when her husband, Senna, decides to build a spectacular house on an idyllic beach in the tropical island nation of Madagascar. As she becomes the somewhat reluctant mistress of a sprawling household, she finds herself caught between her privileged American upbringing and education, and her connection to the continent of her ancestors.