Format: 8/23/17

Letters Aloud: Fame

Sunday, September 24, 2:30 p.m.

Real letters by real people, read by great actors in a performance with live musical accompaniment. Letters Aloud performances connect audiences to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate personal correspondence, both funny and poignant. As one fan said, “It’s like literary crack.” From humble beginnings to adoring fans to looking back on achievements and lessons learned, this performance charts the course of celebrity through the correspondence of luminaries like Stephen King, Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley, Emily Dickinson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, and Tom Hanks.


Homeschool Class for Families: Who Are You?

September 28 or 29, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families is for homeschool families with children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.
Portraits can tell us a lot about people, history, and the artists who made them. In September, we'll get to know the people behind some of the Museum's paintings, and then make self-portraits in the studio.


Teen Workshop: Photography

Sundays, October 1, 8, and 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

See the world around you in new ways through the art of photography. In this three-week workshop series, learn about the history of the camera and develop your eye for composition using the Museum as your subject. Students will experience the beginnings of photography by creating their own camera obscura, experiment with traditional film with Polaroid Instant Cameras, and learn how to use digital tools to edit their photos. All equipment and supplies are included, and no prior experience is necessary to participate.


Michael Chabon

Monday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will be in conversation with Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty about his latest book Moonglow and his creative process. Chabon wrote it after spending time with his terminally-ill grandfather, who shared recollections and stories Chabon had never heard. It is a tale of marriage and desire, of war and adventure, and of the destructive impact—and creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. DTC actors will read excerpts from Moonglow, bringing Chabon’s words to life on stage.


Teen Tour: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The images and myths of the ancient Mediterranean survive long after the fall of ancient Greece and Rome, and their traces can be found everywhere in our modern society. Learn about these early influencers and the original meaning behind these familiar works of art. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.


State of the Arts: Film Animation: Past, Present, Future

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Connect with leaders in the North Texas animation industry for a talk about the art of film animation. KERA Senior Arts Producer-Reporter Jerome Weeks will be joined in conversation by Bryan Engram, CEO of Brazen Animation; Brandon Oldenburg, Chief Creative Officer of Flight School Studio; and Dr. Midori Kitagawa, Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at UT Dallas.



Dan Brown

Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Brown, international bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno will talk about his chart-topping works and making blockbuster movies, as well as his trademark interests in codes, science, religion and art. His newest novel, Origin, thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.


Boshell Lecture: Walking in the Footsteps of My Grandmothers: The Art and Ancestry of Mono Basket Weaving

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a closer look at two newly acquired baskets created by Mono artists Lois Conner Bonha and Clara Muhly Harris. For more than 30 years, Lois Bonha, affectionately known as the Acorn Lady, has been carrying on the tradition of her North Fork Mono Tribe by gathering local materials and creating intricately woven baskets. Bonha will speak about the process of creating her gambling tray in the DMA's collection and how it fits into the rich history of Mono basket weaving. 


Mono Indian Basket Weaving Workshop with Lois Conner Bohna

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Join master basket weaver, Lois Conner Bohna as she teaches you the art of twining and basket making. In this workshop you will make a traditional, Mono Indian baby basket that is made for the birth of a child. Before you go into the studio, you will learn more about the baskets in our Arts of the Americas collection with Dr. Kimberly Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of Arts of the Americas at the DMA.


Art Babies: Water Babies

Mondays, October 9, November 13, December 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Art Babies is just for children 0–24 months old and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.
For the October–December classes, we'll search for ponds, oceans, rivers, and more in the galleries, and then play at sensory stations in the studio.