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Virtual Art Explorers: Wearable Identities

Wednesday, February 10, 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. 

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Virtual Event: Kristin Hannah

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
In conversation with Sarah Bird
Recording available through February 24

Promotial partner Heritage Farmstead Museum

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love, heroism, and hope amidst the Great Depression. Set in Texas during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, The Four Winds depicts an indomitable woman who must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. It is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream. 

Kristin Hannah is the author of more than 20 novels, including the international blockbuster The Nightingale, which sold more than 2 million copies and was voted a best book of the year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, and the Wall Street Journal.   

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Rescheduled Virtual Event: A Moveable Feast Book Club: Apeirogon

Tuesday, February 16, 11:45 a.m.

 

Join other book lovers for stimulating lunchtime conversation about Colum McCann’s latest work, Apeirogon, an epic novel rooted in a real-life friendship borne of loss. Two fathers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, connect through shared grief that they marshal into a weapon for peace. Crossing centuries and continents through art, history, and politics, it is a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. The group discussion will be facilitated by Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, and Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman, an American Muslim scholar and theologically driven activist for human rights. Author Colum McCann will make a brief guest appearance. 

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Virtual Event: Selected Shorts presents Toni Morrison Remembered

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
In partnership with KERA 
Recording available through March 6 
 
Selected Shorts returns to Arts & Letters Live with a tribute to Toni Morrison, whose fierce, poetic visions articulate deep truths about the nature of racial injustice in America. Hosted by award-winning author Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing, Transcendent Kingdom), actors will include Emmy Award winner Joe Morton (Rowan/Eli Pope in Scandal), Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere), and Atandwa Kani (Black Panther), who will come together to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of this Nobel Prize winner with performances from her novels, essays, and short stories. 
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Virtual Exhibition Talk: Dali's Divine Comedy

Now available on YouTube

Discover more about the works on paper exhibition Dalí's Divine Comedy with former DMA McDermott Intern and curator of the installation Chasitie Brown. Brown talks about Salvador Dalí’s treatment of Dante’s famous epic poem in this 100-print series.

 

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Virtual ARTventures with Arturo: The Tiny Seed

Wednesday, February 24, 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.

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Virtual Art Explorers: Musical Menagerie

Wednesday, February 24, 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. 

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Virtual Event: Lily King and Chang-rae Lee

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
In conversation with Lois Kim, Executive Director of Texas Book Festival
Recording available through March 10
 
Lily King’s Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Chang-rae Lee’s My Year Abroad tells an exuberant and entertaining story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure—and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.    

“Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?”—The Los Angeles Times 

“Writers & Lovers is exactly the book we need now. Witty and heartfelt. . . . I could not stop reading.”—Judy Blume 

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Members-Only Preview: Devoted

Thursday, February 25, 2:00–8:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico features devotional works drawn from the DMA's Latin American collection, exploring the interrelated artistic traditions in the two regions. The exhibition spotlights the complexity and artistic qualities of these objects, which embody the active spiritual relationship between their creators, patrons, and communities.

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Members-Only Preview: Devoted

Friday, February 26, 2:00–8:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during Member Preview Days.

Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico features devotional works drawn from the DMA's Latin American collection, exploring the interrelated artistic traditions in the two regions. The exhibition spotlights the complexity and artistic qualities of these objects, which embody the active spiritual relationship between their creators, patrons, and communities.

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