Dallas Museum of Art, in Partnership with AT&T Performing Arts Center and KERA, Welcomes David Sedaris for the Eighth Year with the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live Series

DALLAS, TX – November 10, 2016 – Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the return of David Sedaris to Dallas as part of the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live series. The DMA, in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center and KERA, will present an evening with David Sedaris on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House. This will be Sedaris’s eighth consecutive year with the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live series reading new and unpublished material as part of the 26th anniversary of the Museum’s acclaimed literary and performing arts series. Presale tickets for David Sedaris are available today through November 13, 2016, for DMA Members, AT&T Performing Arts Center Circle Members, and KERA Members.

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, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls was a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and on the public radio show This American Life, and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” Seven million copies of his books are in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages. Fans eagerly await the publication of his next book, slated for summer 2017—a collection of his diaries entitled Theft by Finding.

Tickets go on sale to the public on November 14, 2016, and range from $35 to $75 plus handling fees. Tickets can be purchased online at attpac.org, by calling 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office will be open 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. seven days a week and before performances.

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For more information on the DMA’s Arts & Letters Live series, visit DMA.org/ALL. For information on becoming a DMA Member to receive the presale code, call 214-922-1247 during DMA business hours.

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 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.

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.

Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts and performers with Center Presents; cutting-edge speakers from the #hearhere series; and a five-year initiative to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Center also offers free programming for audiences from every part of the community and produces the expansive, biannual light-based art event Aurora across the Arts District. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages.  Working with local service agencies, the Center provides free tickets to underserved individuals and families through Community Partners. These programs are made possible by the ongoing support of donors and members.

The Center’s five resident companies are among the city’s leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center’s performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:

  • Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200-seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a 575-seat theatre with one of the most versatile stages in the world and a distinctive aluminum exterior. It was designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.
  • Annette Strauss Square, designed by Foster + Partners, is an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000, surrounded by the downtown skyline.
  • Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is an urban park with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces and a reflecting pool. Sammons Park was designed by Michel Desvigne and includes the Information Center designed by Foster + Partners.

The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, become a member or make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization reaching the fifth-largest population area in the United States through KERA-TV, KERA WORLD, KERA 90.1 and the Triple-A music station KXT 91.7 FM. For over 50 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a vibrant destination for community engagement and lifelong learning. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at kera.org.