Format: 12/8/21

Live Event: Don Winslow

April 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.  CDT


From Don Winslow, the #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel Trilogy, The Force, and Broken, comes City on Fire, the first novel in an epic new triad.   

When a beautiful modern-day Helen of Troy comes between two criminal empires, a war is launched that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun, but to save the friends he loves and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game. From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, Danny Ryan will forge a dynasty.  


Rescheduled: Yotam Ottolenghi

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Eisemann Center, Hill Performance Hall 
In conversation with Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum Founder/CEO/Executive Chef 

All purchased tickets have been transferred to the NEW rescheduled 2022 date.

For renowned chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi, food is about more than what we eat. It is about joy, pleasure, and surprise. It is about a sense of place, home, and community. In his latest cookbook, Flavor, this international culinary influencer reveals how flavor is created and amplified through more than 100 innovative, delicious plant-based recipes; he also oversees the photography himself. His revolutionary approach to vegetable cooking showcases low-effort, high-impact dishes designed for the relaxed cook. Based in London, Ottolenghi spends much of his time creating and testing recipes for his weekly column in the Guardian and his monthly column in the New York Times. Six London restaurants, nine bestselling cookbooks, and millions of devotees of the “Ottolenghi effect” have transformed the Israeli-British chef into the leader of a culinary juggernaut. 


Virtual Artist Talk: Naudline Pierre

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Artist Naudline Pierre discusses her new exhibition What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared with Hilde Nelson, the DMA’s Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art. 


Live Event: Annalee Newitz

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. CDT 


In Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on a mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities with sophisticated civilizations: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, medieval Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, where East St. Louis is today. Through cutting-edge archaeological research, Newitz lends insight into how these cities and their populations may reveal something of our own fate. 

Enjoy a pre-event tour of the DMA’s exhibition Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro, which includes artifacts with cultural ties to the Mississippian people of Cahokia. 


Live Event: Akwaeke Emezi

Tuesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. CDT


A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland), Akwaeke Emezi reimagines the love story in You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, a fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now. After a whirlwind summer, she’s started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance. Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds. 


Break for Art

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In moments of stress, break for art and find joy in looking in our new series of free virtual talks, each centering around an artwork from our collection.