Format: 1/19/18

Matt de la Peña & Loren Long

Sunday, January 21, 1:30 p.m.

Award-winning author Matt de la Peña and author-illustrator Loren Long present a new classic: Love, a lyrical story about the bond that connects all humans. This heartfelt message paired with evocative illustrations will resonate with all ages. Matt de la Peña’s Last Stop on Market Street won the 2016 Newbery Medal and was both a Caldecott Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, as well as a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015. Loren Long, perhaps best known for his New York Times bestselling picture book series Otis, is also the illustrator of President Obama’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Of Thee I Sing.


Homeschool Class for Families: Wonderful Weaving

January 25 or 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

​In January we'll learn the ins and outs of weaving by studying Native American baskets and blankets, and then put our new knowledge to use in the studio with a colorful weaving project.


State of the Arts: New Media and the Future of Art

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.

KERA’s Jerome Weeks will be joined by artist John Gerrard, SMU Assistant Professor of Media Arts Amber Bemak, and DMA Assistant Conservator Elena Torok to discuss how new media is ushering in a new era of making, displaying, and conserving art. 


Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet

Saturday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.

One of chamber music’s gems, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet for piano and strings is performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and other local musicians. DSO violinist Angela Fuller Heyde leads the ensemble, including Ann Marie Brink, viola, DSO; Marie-Thaïs Levesque Oliver, cello; Brian Perry, bass, DSO; and Gabriel Sanchez, piano, DSO.

Presented by Fine Arts Chamber Players as part of the Bancroft Family Concert Series


Selected Shorts: For Better and For Worse: Tales of Marriage

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

For Better and For Worse is an evening of tales about marriage. Host and reader Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on Malcolm in the Middle, for which she received seven Emmy nominations, as well as nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Michael Cerveris is the Tony Award–winning Broadway star of Fun Home and Assassins, with film and television credits that include Fringe, Treme, The Good Wife, and Detours. Maria Tucci has appeared on Broadway in Mary Stuart, Night of the Iguana, The Little Foxes, The Great White Hope, and many other productions. Her many film and television credits include To Die For and Law & Order. 


Ronald C. White, Jr.

Sunday, January 28, 4:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Arts & Letters Live and First Presbyterian Church

Award-winning author and historian Ronald C. White captures the essence of the sixteenth commander-in-chief in A. Lincoln, a biography that delves deep into the writings of the president known for constant correspondence and a top hat full of notes. Through focusing on tangible written sources, White develops an understanding of the strong moral compass, intel­lectual curiosity, and comfort with ambiguity that defined Lincoln’s life. White will talk on “Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and the Religion of Lincoln.” A. Lincoln is a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller.


Inaugural Frank Welch Memorial Lecture with Ted Flato

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.

Reception and check-in begins at 6:15 p.m., lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Free for Dallas Architecture Forum members, $5 full-time students, $15 DMA Members, $20 general admission
Tickets available at the door or purchase in advance at the bottom of this page


Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Location: Temple Emanu-El, Olan Sanctuary

In 2000 Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize for her debut story collection Interpreter of Maladies, and was later awarded the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her first novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book and adapted as a film by director Mira Nair. The Clothing of Books (2017) is a short personal meditation on the art of the book jacket. To write In Other Words (2016), an autobiographical work that investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, Lahiri moved to Rome with her family seeking full immersion, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. The New York Times Book Review calls it “gorgeous . . . the most unusual of self-portraits.”