Format: 1/19/21

Artful Feastings: Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano

Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 p.m.
Recording available through February 2 
Live Virtual Event
Black, White, and The Grey is a story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture. In this dual memoir, Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano describe how they went from tentative business partners to dear friends while turning a dilapidated, formerly segregated Greyhound bus station in Savannah, Georgia, into The Grey, now one of the most celebrated restaurants in the country.  

In addition to a conversation with the authors, this event includes a cooking demonstration with Mashama Bailey (Chef's Table Season 6, Episode 1; Top Chef) and insights from DMA staff about thematically related works of art in the DMA’s collection. 


C3 Art Kits

Saturday, January 23, noon–4:00 p.m.

Visit the Center for Creative Connections on Saturdays to explore My|gration and receive a free art kit for an at-home activity highlighting artworks in the 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 Talks Art: Ja'Tovia Gary + Vivian Crockett

Tuesday, January 26, noon

Be introduced to some of the most exciting artists across the state of Texas in 30-minute lunchtime conversations with Texas curators.

Artist Ja'Tovia Gary will join in conversation with Vivian Crockett, the DMA's Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art.


Rescheduled Virtual Event: Colum McCann

Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
In conversation with Rabbi David Stern
Recording available through January 26
Promotional partner: Temple Emanu-El
National Book Award winner Colum McCann’s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives. Their worlds shift irreparably after their young daughters are killed—Abir by a rubber bullet and Smadar the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.



Virtual ARTventures with Arturo: Art Rocks

Wednesday, January 27, 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.


Virtual Art Explorers: World of Food

Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.

For a 6–12 year old, on their own or with a caregiver. Explore a work of art, receive prompts for artful conversation, and try some hands-on games from home. Then follow along to complete an activity using materials found at home. 


Virtual Event: Charles Yu

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
In conversation with Dr. Dennis Kratz
Recording available through February 10 
In partnership with the Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas and the annual Anlin Ku Lecture
Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction and soon to be a Hulu series, Interior Chinatown is an inventive and personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. The author of four novels, Charles Yu also writes for HBO's Westworld.

“One of the funniest books of the year. . . . A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire.” —The Washington Post 



Make & Take Art Kit: Punch Needle Creature

Thursday, January 28, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Let your imagination run wild as you create a whimsical creature inspired by one of the DMA’s most recent acquisitions, Bethany, by emerging Texas designer Nick Weddell. 


Virtual Studio: Black Love All-Encompassing

Sunday, January 31–Saturday, February 27

Virtual Studio: Black Love All-Encompassing focuses on the stories of Black people around the world in order to sit with what it means to think about Black love in a variety of ways. What does it mean when love reaches and covers all parts of ourselves—to be “all-encompassing”? This Virtual Studio will put the works of Black artists from the African diaspora, such as Firelei Baez (Dominican), Chris Ofili (British-Nigerian), Adam Pedleton (Black American), Oshay Green (Black American), and many Afro-Mexican art and artists in conversation with each other. 


Virtual Studio: Juxtaposed

Sunday, January 31–Saturday, February 20

A work of art has a meaning all its own, but how does its meaning change when it is placed next to other artworks? In Virtual Studio: Juxtaposed, we'll dive into context and explore how our surroundings influence our ideas about people, language, and the environment, inspired by Arthur Jafa’s Love is the Message, the Message is Death and the DMA’s To Be Determined exhibition.