Dallas Museum of Art - Arts & Letters Live


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
Veteran Dallas Theater Center actor Chamblee Ferguson will kick off the evening with a humorous piece by Steve Martin. 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. Tony Award-winning Broadway, film and TV star Julie White will read “Leaving Cloud Drive” by Marjorie Kemper. 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: $0.00
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.”
$0.00 - $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.
DMA Members enjoyed pre-sale access. DMA Member discounts are not offered for this program.
$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: $0.00
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.
$0.00 - $25.00
May
17 Thu

Noah Charney

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 May 17, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
International bestselling author and art historian Noah Charney has been hailed as “the Sherlock Holmes of art theft” and is famous for his dynamic exploration of art crime. His new book The Museum of Lost Art explores the world’s most important lost treasures through an illustrated guide to art that has been destroyed, stolen, and vandalized. In constant demand as a lecturer, Charney gave a sold-out talk at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for his previous book The Art of Forgery, which was an Amazon #1 bestseller. Charney’s first novel, The Art Thief, was a bestseller in five countries and translated into 17 languages. He often appears as a presenter and guest expert on National Geographic and NPR.
$10.00 - $25.00
May
22 Tue

Michael Ondaatje

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 9:00 AM to May 22, 2018 8:30 PM
DALLAS INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES MEMBER Public Onsale: January 8, 2018 11:34 AM to May 22, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself, Michael Ondaatje tells a vivid, thrilling story of violence and love, intrigue and desire, in his new novel Warlight. In London immediately following World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, find themselves parentless and in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth, who they suspect might be a criminal. A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand at that time, and it is this journey—through reality, recollection, and imagination—that is told in this magnificent novel. Among Ondaatje’s many recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize and was adapted into a multi-award-winning Oscar movie.
$20.00 - $40.00
May
30 Wed

Caroline Weber

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
VIP PUBLIC: $130.00
VIP DMA MEMBER: $110.00
VIP EDUCATOR: $110.00

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

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Acclaimed author, French literature professor, and fashion historian, Dr. Caroline Weber returns to French high society with Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris. The book features three wealthy but unhappily married paragons of Parisian nobility, elegance, and style, who captured the attention of Marcel Proust and were the inspiration for his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Through masked balls, court visits, and nights at the opera, Weber escorts her reader into the daily lives of these women celebrated as living legends. Back by popular demand, Weber appeared at Arts & Letters Live years ago for her book Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.
$20.00 - $130.00
Jun
20 Wed

Clemantine Wamariya

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 June 20, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Human rights advocate Clemantine Wamariya captures the personal aftershocks of war, displacement, and survival in her powerful memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After. At age 6, Clemantine and her 15-year-old sister, Claire, were two of the millions of people who fled Rwanda in 1994 while over 800,000 people were murdered. She recounts with breathtaking clarity both the kindness and the cruelty she and Claire encountered while wandering through seven African countries for six years searching for safety and shelter. Upon receiving asylum in the United States in 2000, Clemantine and her sister worked to build new lives amidst fresh difficulties, but their lives took dramatically different paths. Wamariya holds a BA from Yale University in Comparative Literature. A powerful public speaker, Wamariya now uses stories drawn from her experiences to catalyze change and create community; she has spoken at the United Nations, TEDxYale, and the US Department of Homeland Security Human Rights Law Conference.
$10.00 - $25.00

Dallas Museum of Art - Arts & Letters Live

1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX
United States