Format: 9/15/19

Tween Workshop: Soft Sculpture

Saturday, October 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In this new workshop series for tweens, explore artist Sheila Hicks’ creative connections between the ancient world and today! Weave, wrap, twist, and knot your way through different materials and techniques to create a sculpture inspired by your own traditions and stories. Intended for middle schoolaged students 1013 years old; all materials provided.


Artist Talk: Wanda Koop

Sunday, October 20, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the opening day of the new exhibition Wanda Koop: Dreamline and hear the artist talk about her work with DMA curator Dr. Katherine Brodbeck and Robert Enright, editor of the quarterly cultural magazine Border Crossings


Ruta Sepetys

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.

Ruta Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction. The New York Times Book Review hailed her as a “champion of the interstitial people so often ignored—whole populations lost in the cracks of history.” Her newest novel, The Fountains of Silence, is an epic, heart-wrenching story about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence, inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. When Dallas high-society teen Daniel Matheson and his family arrive in Madrid, photography—and fate—introduce him to Ana, whose family's obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War. While his father conducts business with Franco, Daniel makes it his mission to bring to light the atrocities the world has ignored.



Make & Take: Color Wash Canvases

Thursday, October 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Achieve the look of a watercolor painting by using an acrylic wash technique that will let you build up color over multiple layers. Combine different brushstrokes for diverse textures and vary pressure to gradate opacities, resulting in dreamy, atmospheric paintings.


Image: Wanda Koop, River, 2019, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the artist


Painting the Town

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.

Part of State of the Arts presented in partnership with KERA's Art&Seek

From Deep Ellum to Bishop Arts to Downtown’s East Quarter, Dallas buildings are a canvas for local artists. Murals mark our neighborhoods. They provide education opportunities—and the backdrop for that perfect Instagram shot. Join KERA’s Jerome Weeks for a conversation with community arts organizers and the artists behind some of the city’s most memorable murals.


John Grisham

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Hill Performance Hall

In conversation with author and lawyer Talmage Boston

The Guardians, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s latest legal thriller, delivers pulse-pounding suspense coupled with some of his most inventive twists and turns yet. In a small Florida town, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was murdered as he worked late one night. With no clues, no witnesses, and no real suspects, the police wrongfully convict Quincy Miller, a young black man and former client. Lawyer-minister Cullen Post sets out to clear Miller’s name, ending up with more than he bargained for. A portion of ticket sales for this event will go to The Innocence Project, which aims to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. 


FANGORIA and the DMA Present: Mid-Century Modern Horror

Saturday, October 26, 3:30 p.m.


FANGORIA and the DMA present a day of mid-century modern horror featuring classic films from the 1950s and 60s and a special preview screening of the 2019 release In Fabric. This triple feature will explore the visual language of mid-century horror and what made this period of filmmaking unique.



Schedule of events


Teen Workshop: Jewelry Making

Saturday, November 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The ancient Greeks and Romans fashioned beautiful and delicate metal jewelry featuring the faces of mythological figures and famous politicianstechniques that can be traced all the way to our modern-day coinage! Learn how to solder your own piece of jewelry from pennies, nickels, and other coin currency. Intended for ages 1319; all materials provided.


Lori Gottlieb

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

In conversation with author Sarah Hepola

Psychotherapist, advice columnist, and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb’s new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a thought-provoking look behind the scenes of her life as a therapist—where her patients are looking for answers, and so is she. Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, offering a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. Lori Gottlieb appears as a frequent expert on mental health in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is in development for a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC.