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David Sedaris

Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Beloved satirist David Sedaris returns for his ninth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to share new and unpublished essays, imparting his incisive social critiques and sharing his sardonic wit with devoted fans. Hailed as the “rock star of writers,” Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers, with bestselling books such as Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.  

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First Tuesday

Tuesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Take an imaginary journey to the African continent in a fun-filled day of art making, performances, story times, and tours inspired by The Power of Gold ​exhibition. This event is designed specifically for children ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Tuesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to experience art in a new way. Look closely at nearby works of art and explore what it would be like to be in an artwork through drawing, writing, and listening. Free for all ages.

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Gallery Talks

First and third Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.
Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during lunchtime gallery talks. 
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Islamic Art Presentations

Thursday, May 3, 10:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This conference highlights how living Muslim and non-Muslim artists continue to use their creativity to address communal, national, and individual experiences as they relate to Islamic art and culture, and build bridges across different faiths and communities. The artists and experts will present lectures, a short film, and workshops to educate and inform the audience.

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Boshell Lecture: Recovery of the Pirate Ship Whydah

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join Underwater Field Archaeologist Chris Macort for an exciting glimpse into the recovery of the  Whydah Gally, a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717 while carrying several tons of gold, silver, and other treasures. Macort will discuss the Whydah's history, unique finds from the wreckage, and what the ship tells us about the lives of buccaneers during the Golden Age of Piracy. Along the way, find out what goes into locating a shipwreck and conserving recovered artifacts. 

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Marcia Gay Harden

Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

In her new book The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers, one of America’s most revered actresses takes on her most important role to date: gatekeeper of memories. This poetic and inspiring memoir is a beautifully rendered portrait of two lives—Marcia’s own, and that of her mother, Beverly, a proper Dallas lady and an accomplished practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese floral arrangement, who now struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Harden will talk about the different seasons of her mother’s life, all the while weaving in the story of her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist to award-winning actress.

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Pop-Up Art Spot

Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to experience art in a new way. Look closely at nearby works of art and explore what it would be like to be in an artwork through drawing, writing, and listening. Free for all ages.

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Naomi Shihab Nye

Sunday, May 6, 3:30 p.m.

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Born to a Palestinian-American father and an American mother, she grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her family heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling the world leading writing workshops for all ages, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity. She is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes; her work has been presented on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and on two PBS specials. Nye is a Lannan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow, and has received numerous awards for her poetry and children’s literature. At this event, she will debut a new poem inspired by a work of art in the DMA’s collection and juxtapose art in the collection with a live reading of her poetry.

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