Dallas Museum of Art - Arts & Letters Live


Jan
18 Thu

Daisy Goodwin

Dallas, TX
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
KERA MEMBER: $30.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
KERA MEMBER Public Onsale: November 6, 2017 12:00 PM to January 18, 2018 7:30 PM
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: November 9, 2017 9:00 AM to January 18, 2018 7:30 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:31 AM to January 18, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Promotional Partner: KERA
Daisy Goodwin is the creator and producer of acclaimed PBS television series Victoria, which premieres Season 2 in the U.S. on January 14th. This popular drama about the woman who would define an era was inspired by Goodwin’s experience writing a national bestselling novel of the same name. Based upon Queen Victoria’s diaries, Goodwin’s story of the stubborn teen turned queen overnight is impeccably researched, vividly imagined, and captivatingly written.
$20.00 - $40.00
Jan
21 Sun

Matt de la Pena & Loren Long

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 1:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $15.00
STUDENT: $7.00
DMA MEMBER: $10.00
EDUCATOR: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to January 21, 2018 2:30 PM
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: November 30, 2017 3:03 PM to January 21, 2018 1:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Award-winning author Matt de la Peña and author-illustrator Loren Long present a new classic: Love, a lyrical story about the bond that connects all humans. This heartfelt message paired with evocative illustrations will resonate with all ages. Matt de la Peña’s Last Stop on Market Street won the 2016 Newbery Medal and was both a Caldecott Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, as well as a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015. Loren Long, perhaps best known for his New York Times bestselling picture book series Otis, is also the illustrator of President Obama’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Of Thee I Sing.
3:45–4:45 p.m. Illustration workshop (ages 6+) led by Loren Long.
3:45–4:45 p.m. Writing workshop (ages 10+) led by Matt de la Peña. Tickets are $8 and priced separately from their talk.
$7.00 - $15.00
Jan
27 Sat

Selected Shorts - "For Better and For Worse: Tales of Marriage"

Dallas, TX
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
KERA MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: November 9, 2017 9:00 AM to January 27, 2018 7:30 PM
KERA MEMBER Public Onsale: November 6, 2017 12:00 PM to January 27, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Promotional Partner: KERA
For Better and For Worse is an evening of tales about marriage. Host and reader Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on Malcolm in the Middle, for which she received seven Emmy nominations, as well as nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Michael Cerveris is the Tony Award-winning Broadway star of Fun Home and Assassins, with film and television credits that include Fringe, Treme, The Good Wife, and Detours. Maria Tucci has appeared on Broadway in Mary Stuart, Night of the Iguana, The Little Foxes, The Great White Hope, and many others. Her many film and television credits include To Die For, and Law & Order.
$20.00 - $40.00
Jan
30 Tue

Jhumpa Lahiri

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
CROW COLLECTION MEMBER: $30.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CROW COLLECTION MEMBER Public Onsale: December 18, 2017 3:48 PM to January 30, 2018 7:30 PM
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to January 30, 2018 8:30 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:32 AM to January 30, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Location: Temple Emanu-El, Olan Sanctuary
In 2000 Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize for her debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies, and was later awarded the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her first novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book and adapted as a film by director Mira Nair. The Clothing of Books (2017) is a short personal meditation on the art of the book jacket. To write In Other Words (2016), an autobiographical work that investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, Lahiri moved to Rome with her family seeking full immersion, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. The New York Times Book Review calls it “gorgeous . . . the most unusual of self-portraits.”
$20.00 - $40.00
Feb
3 Sat

Jojo Moyes

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP PUBLIC: $60.00
VIP DMA MEMBER: $50.00
VIP EDUCATOR: $50.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP EDUCATOR Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 1:54 PM to February 3, 2018 7:30 PM
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:01 AM to February 3, 2018 7:30 PM
VIP PUBLIC / VIP DMA MEMBER / VIP EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to February 3, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes returns with Still Me, a continuation of the story of Louisa Clark, the bright, inquisitive, and well-loved heroine of Me Before You and After You. Me Before You was turned into the popular 2016 movie of the same name starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). In Still Me, Louisa is thrown into New York high society, struggling to reconcile with loss, past relationships, and self-identity amidst the complications of her new surroundings. Moyes is a two-time winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and her works have been translated into 43 languages.
$35.00 - $60.00
Feb
7 Wed

Denise Kiernan

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to February 7, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home explores the drama and tragic struggles experienced by the famous Vanderbilt family inside the Biltmore House. This story that spans world wars, the Jazz Age, and the Depression features a captivating cast of real-life characters, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Kiernan’s previous book The Girls of Atomic City was named a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller.
$20.00 - $40.00
Feb
11 Sun

Paul Auster

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to February 11, 2018 8:00 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:32 AM to February 11, 2018 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bestselling author Paul Auster’s newest novel, 4 3 2 1—a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and life—explores the four possible life paths of Archibald Isaac Ferguson. Each of the four Fergusons has different relationships, family fortunes, athletic skills, and intellectual passions, and all four fall under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman. Each Fergusons’ pleasures and pains create an unforgettable tour de force that tenderly combines “what ifs” with the reality of growing up in New York in the 1950s and 60s. This acclaimed novel is a New York Times bestseller and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
$20.00 - $40.00
Feb
13 Tue

Shawn Achor

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $75.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $70.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $70.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $65.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $45.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $40.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $40.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $35.00
VIP PUBLIC: $150.00
VIP DMA MEMBER: $130.00

TICKET SALE DATES
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT / VIP PUBLIC / VIP DMA MEMBER Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to February 13, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In the highly anticipated follow-up to his New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, Shawn Achor reveals in his latest book that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other. Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being illustrates how just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential—performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability, and health—is influenced by those around us. A native Texan who spent twelve years at Harvard University, Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.
$35.00 - $150.00
Feb
21 Wed

Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00 / $65.00 / $55.00 / $45.00 / $35.00 / $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to February 21, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Conspirare is a Grammy-winning and internationally recognized choir with a reputation for “expanding the boundaries of choral performance” (Wall Street Journal). In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. Approaching the 20th anniversary of his death, Conspirare’s Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson composed Considering Matthew Shepard, which earned a 2017 Grammy nomination and a standing ovation at Boston Symphony Hall, and features nearly 30 singers and a chamber ensemble. Johnson weaves together a wide variety of soulful and poetic texts in creating a performance that the Washington Post praised by saying, “[It] demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy.” Audiences describe this work as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “gripping.”
$25.00 - $75.00
Feb
26 Mon

Amy Bloom

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 10:00 AM to February 26, 2018 8:30 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:33 AM to February 26, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
White Houses, a triumph of historical fiction from author Amy Bloom, tells the story of the unexpected affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok, who meets the future first lady in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. As their connection deepens into intimacy, “Hick” moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. Additionally, “Hick” comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend. Amy Bloom is a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, and author of the New York Times bestselling novels Away and Lucky Us.
$20.00 - $40.00
Mar
3 Sat

Texas Bound I

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
WRITING WORKSHOP: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
WRITING WORKSHOP Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 3, 2018 4:30 PM
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 3, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sally Vahle, who recently appeared in the world premiere of Miller, Mississippi at the Dallas Theater Center, will read “Cleaning Your Gun” by Laurie Lynn Drummond. Kitchen Dog Theater company member Liza Marie Gonzalez will read “Everything Is Far from Here” by Cristina Henríquez, recently published in the New Yorker. The evening will also feature “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses,” an award-winning story by Bret Anthony Johnston, the new Director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.
$20.00 - $40.00
Mar
6 Tue

Maria Shriver

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $70.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $60.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $60.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $50.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $45.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $40.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $40.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 6, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist and producer Maria Shriver shares insight into the wisdom gleaned through her life’s journey in her latest book, I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life. In this moving and powerful book, Shriver shares tips on how to navigate the stress of everyday life. Hoda Kotb, co-anchor on The Today Show, says, “If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver’s wisdom will fill you up.” Deepak Chopra praised the book as “thought-provoking, spirited, a deep and personal message to help one discover a meaningful and joyful life.”
$35.00 - $70.00
Mar
18 Sun

Elizabeth Kostova

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 18, 2018 3:00 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:33 AM to March 18, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian was the first debut novel in US publishing history to land at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale; it has sold more than three million copies and been translated into 40 languages. Her new novel, The Shadow Land, follows a young American woman who travels to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping to heal from the loss of her brother. Shortly after arriving, she discovers an urn filled with human ashes and sets out to find its owner, an endeavor that leads to uncovering the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression, and evolves into a meditation on the painful history of an entire country. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Russo hails the novel as “thrilling.”
$20.00 - $40.00
Mar
19 Mon

Texas Bound II

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 19, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Theater, television, and film actor Ashley Wood kicks off the evening with a piece by Colum McCann, “What Baseball Does to the Soul.” Jeffrey Schmidt, Artistic Director of Theater Three in Dallas, will read “Stranger on the Bridge” by Julia Heaberlin and “Ash” by Thomas Adams. Audience favorite G. W. Bailey, perhaps best known for his roles as Sergeant Rizzo in M*A*S*H, Lieutenant Harris in The Police Academy films, and, most recently, Detective Provenza on TNT’s Major Crimes, will read “West of Nowhere” by Harry Hunsicker.
$20.00 - $40.00
Mar
28 Wed

William Middleton

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $25.00
STUDENT: $10.00
DMA MEMBER: $20.00
EDUCATOR: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to March 28, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
William Middleton’s Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil is the first biography about the influential couple known as “The Medici of Modern Art.” The Menils created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson–designed house, hosting everyone from Marlene Dietrich and Renée Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and the Cy Twombly Gallery, and provided underwriting for the Contemporary Arts Museum. With unprecedented access to private family archives and personal interviews, Middleton has crafted a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the famous couple who shaped Texas culture and the 20th-century art world through civil rights support, art patronage, and public gallery innovations.
$10.00 - $25.00
Apr
6 Fri

Lidia Bastianich

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $85.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $80.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $80.00
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $75.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC: $65.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER: $60.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR: $60.00
ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT: $55.00

TICKET SALE DATES
TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: STUDENT / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: PUBLIC / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: DMA MEMBER / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: EDUCATOR / ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: STUDENT Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to April 6, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Promotional Partner: KERA
Bestselling cookbook author, Emmy Award–winning television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich discusses her heartwarming memoir My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Raised in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s Communist regime, her family is ultimately forced to flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp before moving to the United States—a hugely formative experience in Lidia’s life. Told with her hallmark warmth and gusto, this memoir details her close-knit family and her passion for food, which ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and 20 years on public television as the host of her own cooking show, Lidia’s Kitchen.
VIP Tickets are sold out.
$55.00 - $85.00
Apr
8 Sun

Luis Alberto Urrea & Francisco Cantu

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 2:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $25.00
STUDENT: $10.00
DMA MEMBER: $20.00
EDUCATOR: $20.00
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to April 8, 2018 3:30 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:33 AM to April 8, 2018 2:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This event will pair two powerful authors exploring the border both in fact and fiction. In The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú, a former US Border Patrol guard, makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line. Cantú is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and 2017 Whiting Award, and is a former Fulbright fellow. Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel The House of Broken Angels is the definitive Mexican-American immigrant story of a beloved and ailing patriarch, Miguel Angel De La Cruz, who summons his entire clan for one last birthday party. Teeming with brilliance and humor, Urrea’s indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border.
$10.00 - $25.00
Apr
23 Mon

Danielle Allen

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $40.00
STUDENT: $20.00
DMA MEMBER: $30.00
EDUCATOR: $30.00
WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to April 23, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Danielle Allen was awarded a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine “the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.” Featured on the front page of the New York Times, Allen’s Our Declaration reinterprets the promise of American democracy through our founding text, combining a personal account of teaching the Declaration line by line with a vivid evocation of the colonial world. Bestselling author Andrew Solomon praises Allen’s 2017 memoir, Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., saying, “In this narrative of freedom and incarceration, education and disadvantage, rehabilitation and punishment, Danielle Allen paints an unforgettable portrait of a cousin she loved. The pacing is brisk and novelistic, but the message is large and clear: we need urgently to reform the system through which we process juveniles who commit crime, because the current system perpetuates the very injustices it was designed to address.”
$20.00 - $40.00
Apr
30 Mon

David Sedaris

Dallas, TX
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $85.00 / $75.00 / $65.00 / $55.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: November 9, 2017 9:00 AM to April 30, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Promotional Partner: KERA
Beloved satirist David Sedaris returns for his ninth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to share new and unpublished essays, imparting his incisive social critiques and sharing his sardonic wit with devoted fans. Hailed as the “rock star of writers,” Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers, with bestselling books such as Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day , and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.
$35.00 - $95.00
May
6 Sun

Naomi Shihab Nye

Dallas, TX
United States
Show at 3:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PUBLIC: $25.00
STUDENT: $10.00
DMA MEMBER: $20.00
EDUCATOR: $20.00
POETRY WORKSHOP: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / POETRY WORKSHOP Public Onsale: December 5, 2017 9:00 AM to May 6, 2018 4:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Born to a Palestinian-American father and an American mother, she grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her family heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling the world leading writing workshops for all ages, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity. She is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes; her work has been presented on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and on two PBS specials. Nye is a Lannan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow, and has received numerous awards for her poetry and children’s literature. At this event, she will debut a new poem inspired by a work of art in the DMA’s collection and juxtapose art in the collection with a live reading of her poetry.
$10.00 - $25.00

Dallas Museum of Art - Arts & Letters Live

1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX
United States