Format: 2/22/17

Adam Gidwitz

Sunday, February 26, 3:00 p.m.

Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Grimm trilogy, spent six years, including a year in Europe, researching his latest book, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Their adventures take them through medieval France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They’re taken captive by knights and save the land from a farting dragon, culminating in a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel. According to Kirkus Reviews, it is a “masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing.”


Spy on History LIVE!

Tuesday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.

Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to sniff out a spy in the Confederate White House! Join us for a FREE performance of Spy on History LIVE! by the Story Pirates and learn about the exciting true story of Mary Bowser, a former slave-turned-spy during the Civil War.


Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 1

Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Exhibition Talk: “What are the filthy apes doing there?”: Animals, Nature, and the Medieval Artistic Imagination

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the contexts that shaped art production and consumption in the Middle Ages. Using objects from Art and Nature in the Middle Ages as a point of departure, Mann will consider varied perspectives on the role of visual art in this period, particularly in relation to religious experience.


Toddler Art: Shape by Shape

March 3, 10, or 21, 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.

The shapes have escaped and we must round them up! Find circles, triangles, and squares hiding in the art as we explore the Decorative Art Galleries in March.


Autism Awareness Family Celebration: Rockin' Robots

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.

During our March Autism Awareness Family Celebration, explore mechanical works of art with staff-led gallery experiences, art-making activities in the studio, and much more—all before public hours. 


Intermediate Calligraphy Workshop with Lyndsay Wright

Saturday, March 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our intermediate workshop in calligraphy will teach you lowercase lettering in the medieval style and have you taking home greeting card sets you design! 


Texas Bound II: Fish Out of Water

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Octavio Solis, author and playwright whose plays have been produced across the country, will read his own work “The Cotton.” Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Bottle Rocket, and HBO TV series Enlightened) returns home to Dallas to read “Fish Story” by critically acclaimed author Rick Bass. Local theater and voice actress Lydia Mackay will read “The Marrying Kind” by Merrill Feitell, and film and TV star G. W. Bailey (Major Crimes, The Closer, M*A*S*H, and Police Academy  films) will read “The Invasion of the Martians,” a story by Robert Coover published recently in the New Yorker