Format: 7/21/17

First Tuesday

Tuesday, September 5, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Enjoy art-making activities, story time, family tours, and more in this fun-filled day designed specifically for children ages 5 and under.


Arturo's Art & Me: Go van Gogh

September 6, 7, or 9, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arturo's Art & Me is for 3-5 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In September, fly through a starry night and laze in a field of wheat as we go on an imaginary journey with Vincent van Gogh.


Toddler Art: To the Rescue

September 8, 12, or 15, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In September, we'll go behind the scenes in the DMA Conservation Studio and learn about art "doctors," who come to the rescue to take care of art. 


Family Workshop: Who Are You?

Saturday, September 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Family Workshop is for 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.


Ken Follett

Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.

International bestselling author Ken Follett enthralled millions of readers with the first two books of his Kingsbridge series, The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Now, the epic saga continues with his latest historic masterpiece, A Column of Fire, set in a city torn apart by religious conflict during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Follett is one of the world’s most successful authors, with over 160 million copies of 30 books sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.


Decorative Arts Symposium

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join us for a special morning at the DMA Decorative Arts Symposium featuring internationally acclaimed speaker P. Allen Smith; John Hays, Deputy Chairman, Christie's; and an expert from Farrow and Ball.


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.


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.


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.


Roz Chast

Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.

Iconic New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast returns to Arts & Letters Live by popular demand! Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir is Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York—a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it. Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of modern life. Her works typically address the universal topics of guilt, aging, families, money, real estate, and much, much more!