Format: 1/19/21

Virtual Art Explorers: Everybody Celebrates

Wednesday, March 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. 


Virtual Event: Hala Alyan and Patricia Lockwood

Sunday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.

In partnership with SMU Literary Festival  

Join us for a free event in partnership with the SMU Literary Festival featuring two singular, critically acclaimed authors, Hala Alyan and Patricia Lockwood, talking about their latest works.   

Alyan’s novel The Arsonists’ City follows a family teeming with internal tensions over bitter jealousies, shame, and abandoned passions set against the backdrop of Beirut, a city smoldering with the legacy of political and religious conflict. Lockwood’s urgent, genre-defying novel No One Is Talking About This follows a woman lurching from social media stardom into a mysterious, at times absurdist, void full of existential threats she terms “the portal.” Both works offer fresh insights into the power and fragility of human connection in our present moment, befitting the SMU Literary Festival’s 2021 theme: “Turbulence.” 


Rescheduled: David Sedaris

Monday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Location: McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
All purchased tickets have been transferred to the rescheduled date.
In partnership with KERA

One of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, David Sedaris returns to Dallas for the eleventh consecutive year to read new and unpublished material. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of Me Talk Pretty One DayLet’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), among many others. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times bestseller. Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life.


Break for Art

Two new talks released each month

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. 


Rescheduled: Yotam Ottolenghi

Monday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Eisemann Center, Hill Performance Hall 

In conversation with Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum Founder/CEO/Executive Chef 

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 State of the Arts: Being a Black Visual Artist in 2020

Now available on YouTube

Hear three Dallas artists talk about how their work and lives have been affected by the pandemic, police violence, and the subsequent waves of protests. Introductions and audience Q&A by Miguel Perez, Reporter and Digital Producer for KERA’s Art&Seek, and moderated by Vivian Crockett, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art.