Format: 2/19/18

Teen Tour: Modern Art

Thursday, March 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fueled by a rapidly changing society, European and American artists of the 20th century broke from tradition and redefined what art of the West could be. Discover what inspired these artists to shake up the art world, and find out how abstract art became a form of self-expression. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Exhibition Talk: Laura Owens

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.

Katherine Brodbeck, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will be joined in conversation by Whitney curator Scott Rothkopf and MOCA Los Angeles curator Bennett Simpson to discuss Laura Owens’ 20-year career and this comprehensive new exhibition of her work.


William Middleton

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

William Middleton’s Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil is the first biography about the influential couple known as “The Medici of Modern Art.” The Menils cre­ated an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson–designed house, hosting everyone from Marlene Dietrich and Renée Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and the Cy Twombly Gallery, and provided underwriting for the Contemporary Arts Museum. With unprecedented access to private family archives and personal interviews, Middleton has crafted a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the famous couple who shaped Texas culture and the 20th-century art world through civil rights support, art patronage, and public gallery innovations. 


Dancing with Degas

Thursday, March 29, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

An evening of art and ballet presented by the Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series. 


Step into Edgar Degas's Paris with an evening of art and ballet. Begin your night with French-inspired dishes in the cafe, enjoy a special viewing of Ballet Dancers on the Stage by Degas, watch Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet perform the most celebrated pieces of the mid-19th century, and find out more about the DMA's works by Edgar Degas with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Curator Line Clausen Pedersen. 


Brettell Lecture: Degas at the DMA

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.


Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Curator Line Clausen Pedersen will discuss the paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas owned by the DMA, which, while different in motif and material, offer fascinating insights into Degas's studio practice, a place of playful experimentation and great surprises.


Teen Tour: Contemporary Art

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

Contemporary art is the artwork of our time, representing our constantly shifting and changing world. Learn how to think about and interpret works of art from multiple perspectives with Timothy Harding, C3 Visiting Artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Nasher Prize Dialogues: Juror Conversation

Friday, April 6, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Members of the 2018 Nasher Prize jury describe the process leading up to the selection of the 2018 Laureate at this panel moderated by Dallas Museum of Art Director Agustín Arteaga.


Lidia Bastianich

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

Promotional Partner: KERA

Bestselling cookbook author, Emmy Award–winning television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich discusses her heartwarming memoir My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Raised in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s Communist regime, her family is ultimately forced to flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp before moving to the United States—a hugely formative experience in Lidia’s life. Told with her hallmark warmth and gusto, this memoir details her close-knit family and her passion for food, which ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and 20 years on public television as the host of her own cooking show, Lidia’s Kitchen


Luis Alberto Urrea & Francisco Cantú

Sunday, April 8, 2:30 p.m.

This event will pair two powerful authors exploring the border both in fact and fiction. In The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú, a former US Border Patrol guard, makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line. Cantú is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and 2017 Whiting Award, and is a former Fulbright fellow. Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel The House of Broken Angels is the definitive Mexican-American immigrant story of a beloved and ailing patriarch, Miguel Angel De La Cruz, who summons his entire clan for one last birthday party. Teeming with brilliance and humor, Urrea’s indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border.