Format: 10/22/17

Teen Tour: Art of the European Renaissance & Baroque

Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:00pm

The Renaissance brought new pageantry, drama, and subject matter to the European art world. Join us as we trace the innovations of artists during this period that changed the art world forever. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.


Dan Rather

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Rather is one of the world’s best-known journalists and the recipient of virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards, several Peabody Awards, and the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. KERA’s Krys Boyd will moderate a conversation with Rather about his new book, What Unites Us, a collection of wholly original essays that celebrates our shared values and shows us what patriotism looks like. He brings to bear his decades of experience on the front-lines of the world’s biggest stories and offers readers a way forward.


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Embrace the weird and obscure! Join us on Friday, October 20 for our tribute to the cult classics of art, movies, and music. Learn about the art of horror movie special effects makeup, sing along during Late Night Karaoke, and stay late for a quote-along screening of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure


Late Night Talk: Highlights from the Keir Collection

Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.

Explore the most recent installation of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art with the DMA's Senior Advisor for Islamic Art, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. Al Khemir will discuss just a few of the 150 objects on view and what they tell us about the rich history of Islamic art. 


Pop-Up Art Spot

Friday, November 17, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on activity in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot and experience art in a new way. Learn how the repetition and overlapping of simple shapes creates intricate designs and patterns. Explore the cross-cultural connections in works of art from the Keir Collection and participate in a cultural exchange project with other visitors. Free for all ages.


Boshell Lecture: Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World

Friday, November 17, 9:00 p.m.

Travel through centuries of history with Thomas F. Madden, author of Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World. Interwoven with vivid portraits of people and places, Madden's book traces the long, complicated story of one of the world's oldest and most splendid cities. As we celebrate the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, enjoy a brief history of this ancient metropolis where many objects from the collection were produced. 


Late Night Film: The Destruction of Memory

Friday, November 17, 10:30 p.m.

Based on a book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory examines the increasing threat of cultural destruction in Syria and Iraq and efforts to protect, salvage, and rebuild cultural sites. 


Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.


Daniel Mendelsohn

Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Mendelsohn is a bestselling author of seven books (notably The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million) and an award-winning critic and essayist. He will discuss his latest book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, a deeply moving personal story of his and his father’s transformative journey in reading – and reliving – Homer’s epic masterpiece. It explores the timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel, and the meaning of home.