-- Annie Leibovitz, Dan Brown, Ken Follett, and Dan Rather Among the Lineup for the Star Studded Fall Season Celebrating 26 Years of Arts & Letters Live --
DALLAS, TX – July 18, 2017 – Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the fall lineup for the 26th season of DMA Arts & Letters Live. The already successful season continues with 10 more engagements, filled to the brim with bestselling and award-winning authors, actors, acclaimed photographers, and journalists, many of whom DMA Arts & Letters Live will welcome for the first time to the longstanding series. Widely acknowledged as a major contribution to Dallas’s cultural life, DMA Arts & Letters Live has featured more than 1,000 authors, actors, and performing artists at numerous sold-out events since its inception in 1992. The fall lineup includes several connections with the DMA’s collection and features pre-event tours of related art and subject matter. The noteworthy fall season includes Dan Rather; Dan Brown; Annie Leibovitz, with the DMA Arts & Letters Live event being one of only four stops worldwide; and Ken Follett in one of only three U.S. events.
From September to November 2017, DMA Arts & Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art will feature award-winning and bestselling authors as well as a performance from Teatro Dallas. The fall season kicks off on September 14 with international bestselling author Ken Follett discussing his new novel A Column of Fire, a continuation of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Set during one of the most tumultuous times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. Following on the heels of his New York Times best-selling novel Telegraph Avenue; Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon will discuss Moonglow, a new novel of truth and lies, family legends, and the forces that work to destroy us, on October 2 with Dallas Theater Center’s Kevin Moriarty. Dan Brown’s engagement on October 6, marks his first time to speak at DMA Arts & Letters Live. The international bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno will discuss his new novel Origin, writing chart-topping works, and making blockbuster movies, as well as his trademark interests in codes, science, religion, and art. Roz Chast returns to DMA Arts & Letters Live on October 11 to discuss her new graphic memoir, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York.
University Professor of History at Tulane, CEO of the Aspen Institute, and bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson will discuss Leonardo da Vinci, an engrossing portrayal of the world’s most creative genius on October 26. In an exclusive Dallas event on November 14, Annie Leibovitz will present a selection of defining works from her newly published Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016 (Phaidon). Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of Think on KERA, will moderate a conversation with venerated television journalist Dan Rather on November 16. Rather will discuss What Unites Us, a collection of wholly original essays that celebrates shared values and what matters most in our great country. Daniel Mendelsohn, an internationally best-selling author of seven books and an award-winning critic and essayist, will take to the DMA Arts & Letters Live stage on November 29. He’ll discuss his newest book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading and reliving Homer's epic masterpiece.
For additional information, including dates, pricing, pre-event tour details, and ticket information, visit DMA.org/ALL. Book signings follow most of the author events, unless otherwise noted; books are sold by the DMA Store, which stocks titles by each author featured in the series.
DMA Member tickets are on sale now; public tickets will go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Order online at DMA.org/tickets or call 214-922-1818 during normal business hours. This season, some programs will require a book to be purchased with ticket(s). Book signings follow each of the author events, unless otherwise noted on DMA.org; books are sold by the DMA Store, which stocks titles by each author featured in the series.
About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes over 650,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors. For more information, visit www.DMA.org.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.