Format: 4/6/20

Late Night Talk: Feast: Food of the Islamic World

Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Food historian and chef Anissa Helou will talk about her James Beard Award–winning cookbook Feast: Food of the Islamic World, which brings together timeless recipes from across the Islamic world. Helou will share favorite selections and reflect on the threads that connect some of the world’s most inventive culinary traditions.


CANCELLED: Late Night Film: Barbecue

Friday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.

From South Africa to Sweden, Syria to Australia, the 2017 documentary Barbecue explores global traditions of cooking meat over open flames and how this practice connects communities across time and distance. 


CANCELLED: Late Night Film: Soufra

Friday, May 15, 9:00 p.m.

Soufra follows the story of Mariam Shaar—a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. Mariam sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, called Soufra, and then expanding it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women. This film is not rated (2017, 73 min.).


CANCELLED: A Moveable Feast Book Club: The Book of Longings

Wednesday, May 20, 11:45 a.m.

We are actively working to reschedule this event. More details will be sent to ticketholders soon with updates and options.

Join fellow book lovers for lunch in the DMA’s Cook Boardroom as you enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into Sue Monk Kidd’s The Book of Longings, a meticulously researched yet imaginative new novel set during the life and times of Jesus in 1st-century Nazareth. Kidd focuses on Jesus’s humanity, which is often overlooked, and tells the story of Ana, a seeker with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. Jesus becomes a floodgate for her intellect and awakens her heart, and she becomes his wife. The conversation will be facilitated by Kathleen Kent, the author of three bestselling and award-winning historical novels, as well as The Dime and The Burn, contemporary crime novels set in Dallas. Please note that this is a book discussion, not an author event.


Gallery Talk: Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection

Wednesday, May 20, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about her new exhibition Pursuit of Beauty, which examines the private collection in Dallas of Thomas May. Covering approximately a century, this group of 24 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures exemplifies aesthetic highpoints of American art and features works by influential artists such as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.


Artist Talk: Roger Winter

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of the new publication The Art of Roger Winter: Fire and Ice, artist Roger Winter will talk with biographer and art historian Susie Kalil about his 50-year career. This definitive retrospective of Winter’s life and art offers an in-depth portrait of one of today’s most important American painters. 


Make & Take: Felt Flowers

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cut, roll, fold, and stack colorful felt to create handmade flowers in a salute to our exhibition Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art. These beautiful blossoms can be used to spruce up wreaths, gifts, home decor, and more. 



Summer Art Camp: Tiny Art Show

June 1-5, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Summer Art Camps are for children age 4-12 and require advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.