Format: 2/23/20

Hallam Family Concerts

Saturday, March 28, 3:00 p.m.


Trumpet wunderkind Elmer Churampi is featured in an incredible afternoon of vibrant trumpet and guitar music from his native Peru.


Erik Larson

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

Location: First United Methodist Church

Erik Larson, master of narrative nonfiction, delivers The Splendid and the Vile, a compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year, transporting readers to a time of true leadership, when—in the face when of unrelenting horror—Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together. Larson’s bestselling books include The Devil in The White City and In the Garden of Beasts.


A Moveable Feast Book Club: The Night Watchman

Thursday April 2, 11:45 a.m.

Join fellow book lovers for lunch in the DMA’s Cook Boardroom as you enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into Louise Erdrich’s new book about Native politics in the 1950s, The Night Watchman. The conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Jaina Sanga, who is the author of three works of fiction and a literary scholar who serves on the Board of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture; she is also a Fellow of the Institute. Please note that this is a book discussion, not an author event.


Film Screening: For a Dreamer of Houses

Saturday, April 4, 1:00 p.m.

See four pivotal works of video art on the big screen in this curated lineup of showings related to our new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. The exhibition considers the ways in which artists articulate and reimagine home and how the house is a metaphor for the relationships between ourselves and the external world. 



Richard Blanco

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Selected by President Obama in 2013 as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and first Latino, immigrant, gay person to serve in the role. Blanco characterizes the negotiation of cultural identity, community, and belonging in his award-winning poetry. His most recent collection, How To Love a Country, interrogates the American narrative and celebrates the still-unkept promise of its ideals. In celebration of National Poetry Month and the DMA’s new exhibition My|gration in the Center for Creative Connections, Blanco will debut an original commissioned poem inspired by a work of art in the collection.


Esther Safran Foer

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Promotional Partner: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here, a poignant memoir by Esther Safran Foer, is her account of growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust, a tragedy that loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. When Foer learns that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust, she travels to the Ukraine, armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid to survive during the war.


Gallery Talk: Frans Hals

Wednesday, April 15, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Julien Domercq will talk about two portraits by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals made 10 years apart. Find out what we can discover about the artist’s technique by looking at how he returned to the same subject over time.


A Moveable Feast Book Club: Apeirogon

Thursday, April 16, 11:45 a.m.

Join fellow book lovers for lunch in the DMA’s Cook Boardroom as you enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into Colum McCann’s sweeping tour de force Apeirogon. The conversation will be facilitated by Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and head of the international rabbinic organization of the Reform Movement. Please note that this is a book discussion, not an author event.


Late Night Film: American Animals

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

American Animals is the unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own. This film is rated R  (2018, 116 min.).


Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Paulette Jiles, the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women, returns to Texas in this atmosphereic story. Set at the end of the Civil War, Simon the Fiddler chronicles the life of an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart. Told in Jile's trademark spare yet lilting style, the book is a captivating, bittersweet tale of the chances a devoted man will take and the lengths he will go to fulfill his heart's yearning.