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Emma Donoghue

Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.

Emma Donoghue’s international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker and Orange prizes; she also wrote the film adaptation in 2015. Now Donoghue returns with another gripping masterpiece about a young Irish girl who is said to have survived without food for months and believes herself to be living on manna from heaven. The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil. Booklist gave it a starred review, calling it “outstanding. . . . Exploring the nature of faith and trust with heartrending intensity.”


Homeschool Class for Families: Art to Dye For

January 26 or 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for 6-12 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In January, get ready to go batty for batik in Waxed: Batik from Java as we pick out plenty of patterns and learn the process of wax-resist dyeing. In the studio, we'll design our own unique patterns in a batik-inspired project.


Teen Tour: South Asian Art

Thursday, January 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


State of the Arts: The New Dallas Arts District

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.

Join Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA’s Art&Seek, in conversation with Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas. This conversation will highlight the new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District and other urban planning initatives that are affecting the arts in our city.

Presented in partnership with KERA’s Art&Seek and the Dallas Architecture Forum



Teen Homeschool Workshop: Collect and Conserve

Friday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ever wondered what it takes to prepare a work of art to hang in a museum? Explore our Conservation Gallery to learn more about the unique problem solving and investigative skills conservationists use to protect art for future generations. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.


Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop with Lyndsay Wright

Saturday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our beginner’s workshop in medieval calligraphy will teach you about the tools of calligraphy and basic techniques, as well as cover lowercase lettering.


Teen Workshop: Larger Than Life

Saturday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Swiss artist Nicolas Party has transformed the DMA’s Concourse with a bright and surreal mural. In this workshop, learn about artists who create larger than life artwork, and then make a large-scale drawing of your own. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.


Bancroft Family Concerts

Select Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Fine Arts Chamber Players
Saturday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra members perform side by side with their students in woodwind octets by Haydn and Mozart.


Selected Shorts: Shaken & Stirred

Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose joins Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing) and Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty, Modern Family) for an evening of storytelling in celebration of the DMA’s exhibition Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail and the publication of Shaken & Stirred: Intoxicating Stories (Everyman’s Library). Stories featured include ones by authors Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, and Tom Barbash.


Dave Evans

Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Evans, a former tech exec at Apple and Electronic Arts, realized that his real mission in life was to help people find their purpose and passion. Today he teaches Life Design at Stanford University and is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. The book emphasizes that it’s never too late to design a life you love through innovation and creative problem-solving, and that the same principles used to create amazing technology can also be used to build a life filled with purpose and joy.