Format: 6/16/22

Toddler Art: In the City

May 13 or 17, 11:00 a.m.–noon

The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. Join in as we listen to stories, sing songs, and explore works of art! 


Live Event: Annalee Newitz

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. CDT 

In conversation with Dr. Michelle Rich, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas

In Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on a mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities with sophisticated civilizations: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, medieval Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, where East St. Louis is today. Through cutting-edge archaeological research, Newitz lends insight into how these cities and their populations may reveal something of our own fate. 

Enjoy a pre-event tour of the DMA’s exhibition Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro, which includes artifacts with cultural ties to the Mississippian people of Cahokia. 


Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Ancient Art of the Americas Galleries and explore shapely structures and golden portraits, or participate in a scavenger hunt inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages.




Plano Chamber Chorus Reach Out Concert Tour

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.

The Plano Chamber Chorus celebrates its 5th concert season with Glorious Day! The concert will feature favorite selections performed from the past five seasons by composers Jake Runestad, Ola Gjeilo, Debra Scroggins, Stephen Paulus, Shawn Kirchner, and Eric Whitacre, and will include excerpts from Azkara, a new work by former PCC composer-in-residence Simon Sargon.


A Moveable Feast Book Club featuring "The Annotated Arabian Nights" and "Cartier and Islamic Art"

Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Experience the DMA’s dazzling exhibition Cartier and Islamic Art through the unique lens of the Arabian Nights, the most influential collection of stories in world literature. Delve into the lavish illustrations and experience the rich historical context of an "electric new translation" by Yasmine Seale and edited by Paulo Horta.   

The book discussion will be led by Dr. Jaina Sanga, author, literary scholar, and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities. Enjoy conversation, hors d'oeuvres, and a dramatic reading by Dallas actor Maryam Obaidullah Baig. Wrap up the evening with an immersive private tour of the Cartier exhibition, which includes illustrations by Léon Carré and Edmond Dulac from the 1904 translation of One Thousand and One Nights, and of course, Cartier jewels and designs inspired by materials from India, Iran, and the Arab lands.  


Virtual Event: Akwaeke Emezi

Tuesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. CDT
In conversation with Eva Arreguin
A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland), Akwaeke Emezi reimagines the love story in You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, a fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.
Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now. After a whirlwind summer, she’s started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance. Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds. 

Arturo's Art & Me: Cabinet of Curiosities

June 2 or 11, 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.


Toddler Art: Fabulous Frogs

June 3 or 7, 11:00 a.m.–noon

The Toddler Art class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. Join in as we listen to stories, sing songs, and explore works of art!