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. The series is celebrating its 28th season in 2019.

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Arts & Letters Live's Fall 2019 Season will be announced soon! Tickets go on sale to DMA Members on Tuesday, August 6, and to the public on Thursday, August 8Join our email list here so you don't miss out! 

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Upcoming Events

Format: 7/20/19

General Jim Mattis

Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Dallas Baptist University, Pilgrim Chapel

In partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Dallas Baptist University 

Call Sign Chaos is an inspiring account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas now facing our nation. Call Sign Chaos illustrates how Mattis developed a unique leadership philosophyone relevant to us all. 

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Margaret Atwood

Monday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

Margaret Atwood’s novel The Testaments, the brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, answers questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison, or death. The Testaments picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” —Margaret Atwood

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