Calendar

Format: 9/15/19

Benjamin Moser

Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.

In conversation with author Ben Fountain

In Sontag: Her Life and Work, Ben Moser delves into the life of one of the most emblematic voices of the 20th century: Susan Sontag—novelist, activist, essayist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Sontag left a legacy of writing—on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, and more. Drawing from the writer’s restricted archives and interviews with those who have remained silent on her until now (including Annie Leibovitz), Sontag crafts a definitive portrait of the writer and explores the insecurity behind her formidable public face. Moser was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle award and a recipient of the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Pico Iyer

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

Pico Iyer’s memoir Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells is a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief that explores Japanese history and culture. Drawn back to Japan by the sudden death of his father-in-law, Iyer grapples with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we—and they—are dying. An acclaimed travel writer and essayist for Time since 1982, Iyer has written two novels and eight works of nonfiction, and has contributed to the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, the New Yorker, and more than 200 other publications.

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DMA Members-Only Tours: The Harvest

Thursday, October 17, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore highlights and harvest themes from the collection.

Please check in at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Wanda Koop, Dreamline

Thursday, October 17, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during DMA Members-Only Preview Days.

Wanda Koop creates work that straddles abstraction and figuration, the real and the imagined, the personal and the political. The results are nearly surreal landscapes with blurred swaths of color and deliberate drips of paint that invite viewers to closely investigate and interpret them.

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Brettell Lecture: Cézanne in DFW

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.

Art historian Dr. Richard R. Brettell will talk about artworks by Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne in the DMA's collection and other collections around DFW. 

 

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Wanda Koop, Dreamline

Friday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

DMA Members enjoy priority access during DMA Members-Only Preview Days.

Wanda Koop creates work that straddles abstraction and figuration, the real and the imagined, the personal and the political. The results are nearly surreal landscapes with blurred swaths of color and deliberate drips of paint that invite viewers to closely investigate and interpret them.

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Late Night Film: Well Groomed

Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.

Dogs and art come together in Rebecca Stern's 2019 documentary Well Groomed, which follows four champion dog groomers entering their dyed and sculpted poodles into the world of competitive creative dog grooming. 

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Late Night Talk: Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Friday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. James Hanken, Professor of Zoology and Biology at Harvard University, will talk about his book Animal, which explores mankind’s ongoing fascination with the animal world. From cave paintings and medieval bestiaries to Audubon and cutting-edge photography, Hanken will highlight key moments and themes in the history of animal art. 

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Late Night Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Friday, October 18, 9:00 p.m.

In this Werner Herzog documentary, the director and a two-person crew examine some of mankind's earliest cave paintings in southern France's Chauvet Cave, which is normally closed off to public view for preservation. The film gives an unprecedented and breathtaking view of 30,000-year-old paintings that capture early man's first recording of the world around them. 

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DMA Members-Only Tour: The Harvest

Saturday, October 19, noon

Join us on selected dates for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours last one hour and will explore highlights and harvest themes from the collection.

Please check in at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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