Format: 9/28/22

Book Talk October 30

Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, by Sandra Cisneros

"The author seduces with precise, spare prose and creates unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page and hang out with." ―The New York Times

Join us for this DMA Members Book Talk, where we will discuss Sandra Cisneros's vibrant and varied Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories.


Texas Bound

Monday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Horchow Auditorium

“Compelling stories and passionate acting, all literally from the heart of Texas.” —Southern Living

Enjoy an evening of laughter and literature in this time-honored tradition of story time for adults. Featured actors include Oscar Seung, Regina Taylor and Michael Urie reading the following stories: “I Thought I Would Have Accomplished a Lot More Today and Also by the Time I Was Thirty-Five” by Alex Baia, “Before” by Simon Han, “Racial Injustice” by Sanderia Faye, “Deers” by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, and “Clickety-Clack the Christmas Cockroach” by Michael Merschel.


Arturo's Art & Me: Lion Lessons

November 10 or 12, 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: Wiggles and Giggles

November 11 or 15, 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! 


Family Workshop: Portrait Party

Saturday, November 12, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Family Workshop is a class for 6–12 year olds and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and then create a work of art in the studio.


An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. CST
In conversation with Jane McGarry
Location: Eisemann Center, Hill Performance Hall
Enjoy an evening with internationally renowned food writer, journalist, and TV cook Nigella Lawson as she shares the rhythms and rituals of the kitchen and reflects on how the process of cooking, eating, and repeating embodies the story of her life. Her latest book, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories, is a gratifying addition to her beloved collection, leading us through a delicious and delightful combination of recipes and stories all about food. 

Make & Take: Intuitive Creation, Poetry and Pictures

Friday, November 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Get in touch with your intuition in this program that unites visual and literary expression. In the exhibition Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances, poet Beth Honeycutt will lead you through a poetry-writing activity, while in the Art Studio, artists from The Art Room will guide you in creating a work of neurographic art that explores the mind-body connection as a method to illustrate and transform your inner world.




Art History Conversations

Friday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.

Session 4: Baroque Art is presented by Dr. Mark Castro, The Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.


Louise Penny

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Letters Live will host one of only three live U.S. events for A World of Curiosities!
VIP Experience tickets are SOLD OUT. Please click here to be added to the waiting list.
A World of Curiosities, the eighteenth book in Louise Penny’s #1 New York Times beloved series, features Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the denizens of the Quebec village Three Pines. Louise Penny is also the coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.

Art History Conversations

Friday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.

Session 5: 18th- to 19th-Century European Art is presented by Dr. Debbie Dewitte, Art and Art History faculty at Plano East High School, Plano ISD.