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Jared Diamond

Monday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.

Esteemed scientist and historian Jared Diamond presents a brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others do not. Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis reveals how seven countries have successfully survived defining upheavals in the recent past through a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation, and identifies patterns in the way that these distinct nations recovered from calamity. Looking ahead to the future, Diamond investigates whether the United States and the world are squandering their natural advantages, on a path toward political conflict and decline. Diamond won a Pulitzer Prize for his internationally bestselling book Guns, Germs, and Steel.



Late Night Talk: Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

DMA curator Dr. Nicole Myers will talk about the new exhibition Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist, which focuses on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 70 paintings from public and private collections around the world.


Late Night Talk: “How much freer we are today”: Morisot’s Letters and Legacy

Friday, May 17, 9:30 p.m.

In 1957 the correspondence of Berthe Morisot was published in English for the first time and American artists like Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, and Joan Mitchell saw themselves in Morisot's account of her life as a professional artist. Join art historian Daniel Belasco to find out more about Morisot's life and art through her own words and how she inspired a group of artists working almost a century later. 


Book Talk

Sunday, October 6, noon

It Chooses You by Miranda July – October 6

As a means to work through writer's block, Miranda July embarks on a new project creating portraits of people she meets in the PennySaver.

Space is limited and a reservation is required. 
Please reply to Sean McGuire by Wednesday, October 2, via email at or by calling 214-922-1243.