Arts & Letters Live

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum's collection and special exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

Format: 11/18/18

David Grann

Monday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.

From New York Times bestselling author David Grann, The White Darkness is the powerful, true story of Henry Worsley, a devoted husband, father, and British special forces officer who idolized Ernest Sheckleton, the 19th-century polar explorer. In 2015, at age 55, Worsley embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z and the National Book Award Finalist Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Mark Lamster in Conversation with Rick Brettell

Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m.

When architect Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was one of the most recognizable and influential figures on the American cultural landscape. Johnson introduced European modernism to America through the sleek glass-and-steel structures that now dominate our cities, but he was also a man of deep paradoxes. The Man in the Glass House lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. Mark Lamster is the architectural critic for the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

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Jill Lepore

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

In the most ambitious one-volume book on American history in decades, award-winning historian andNew Yorkerwriter Jill Lepore offers an account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.These Truths: A History of the United States offers authoritative new insights about a great, and greatly troubled, nation. Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. Her many books includeThe Secret History of Wonder Woman and Book of Ages.

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Elaine Pagels

Sunday, January 6, 2:30 p.m.

 

When renowned religion scholar, National Book Award winner, and New York Times bestselling author Elaine Pagels was dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband—questions on the persistence and nature of belief and why religion matters took on a new urgency. In Why Religion?: A Personal Story, Pagels weaves together a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face.

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