Format: 2/23/20

Dining with the Impressionists

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

Join art historian Dr. Marni Kessler for a talk about depictions of food in 19th-century French painting, from Edouard Manet's Brioche with Pears to sumptuous Impressionist still lifes. After the talk, enjoy small bites inspired by works of art in the DMA’s European art collection. 


Colum McCann

Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
National Book Award winner Colum McCann’s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives. Their worlds shift irreparably after their young daughters are killed—Abir by a rubber bullet and Smadar the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.



Make & Take: Bedazzling Bracelets

Thursday, April 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate one of our newest exhibitions, My|Gration, and design a beaded bracelet with artists from GAIA Empowered Women. Using semiprecious stones and elevated knotting techniques, you will explore the elements of a pattern while activating your own creativity. 





Artist Panel: For a Dreamer of Houses

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck will talk with three artists featured in the new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. Hear from Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, and Francisco Moreno on how their work relates to concepts of space, home, and belonging.


Sue Monk Kidd

Monday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church
The Book of Longings, the new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees, is an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope. It opens with “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.” Kidd says, “I wanted to portray Jesus as fully human. Writing from a novelist’s perspective and not a religious one, I was drawn to his humanity, which can often be overlooked. Ana wandered into my imagination and I couldn’t ignore her.” Ana is a seeker with a brilliant mind and daring spirit. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the 18-year-old Jesus, he awakens both her intellect and her heart. 

Gallery Talk: Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art

Wednesday, May 6, 12:15 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Mark A. Castro will talk about his new exhibition Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art, which explores representations of women by Mexican artists working before and after the Mexican Revolution, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.


David Sedaris

Monday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Location: McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University
Promotional Partner: KERA
Hailed as the “rock star of writers” and one of America’s preeminent humorists, beloved satirist David Sedaris returns to Dallas for the eleventh consecutive year to read new and unpublished material full of incisive social critiques and sardonic wit. Among Sedaris’s bestselling books are Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, including Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Sedaris’s two newest books, Calypso and Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002), give darkly hilarious insight into his personal experiences.

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.


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.).