Format: 9/15/19

General Jim Mattis

Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Dallas Baptist University, Pilgrim Chapel 

In partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Dallas Baptist University 

In conversation with Jim Falk of World Affairs Council

Call Sign Chaos is an inspiring account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas now facing our nation. Call Sign Chaos illustrates how Mattis developed a unique leadership philosophy—one relevant to us all. 


Late Night Talk: The Art of Bollywood

Friday, September 20, 9:00 p.m.

Traditionally hand painted by master artists, Bollywood film posters have a distinct visual language and a rich artistic history in India. Join UT Austin film historian Lalitha Gopalan for a brief history of Bollywood and discover how film posters are coded to communicate the narratives of Bollywood films. 


Open Studio

Third Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.

The studio is open and waiting for you! Drop in on the third Saturday of each month and enjoy free art making in the Art Studio for the entire family.


Teen Workshop: Needle Felting

Saturday, September 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Needle felting transforms soft, colorful wool into small sculptures one pin prick at a time. Investigate how artist Sheila Hicks found inspiration in the fiber arts of Peru and then create your own soft sculpture inspired by a work of art in the DMA's collection. Intended for ages 1319; all materials provided.


Pop-Up Art Spot: Animals

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

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and go on an animal scavenger hunt or pair up with a friend to participate in a sketching activity that will get you looking closely at the nearby works of art. Free for all ages.


Saturday Spotlight Tours

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.

Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents will be on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.


Ben Folds

Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.

In conversation with Ryan Taylor of Minnesota Opera

A celebrated singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the band Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds presents his first book and memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, which reflects on his artistic coming of ageHe opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock antihero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. In his inimitable voice, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. 


Margaret Atwood

Monday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

In conversation with Krys Boyd of KERA

VIP tickets are sold out. 

Margaret Atwood’s novel The Testaments, the brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, answers questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison, or death. The Testaments picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.


Homeschool Class for Families: Royal Raffia

September 26 or 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for 6–12 year olds and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.


Make & Take: Daring Drypoint Prints

Thursday, September 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Use the Intaglio Drypoint technique to engrave your own image or trace one from the DMA’s collection. TXO artist Junanne Peck will teach you how to properly incise the printing plate to create simple yet striking fine art prints.


Image: Käthe Kollwitz, Hungry Children (Deutschlands Kinder Hungern!), 1924, lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts, The Alfred and Juanita Bromberg Collection, bequest of Juanita K. Bromberg, 2000.246.FA