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DMA Speakeasy

Saturday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.–midnight

The DMA Speakeasy is back by popular demand! Come shake it up at a password-only party featuring a costume contest, The Singapore Slingers Orchestra, and top DJs spinning retro and current tunes inspired by the roaring 20s and 30s. Enjoy dance lessons, novelty gaming tables, vintage cars, and Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails. At this year’s event, whet your whistle at even more bars, serving cocktails crafted by the city’s finest boozehounds.

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Amy Bloom

Monday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

White Houses, a triumph of historical fiction from author Amy Bloom, tells the story of the unexpected affair be­tween Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok, who meets the future first lady in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. As their connection deepens into intimacy, “Hick” moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. Additionally, “Hick” comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend. Amy Bloom is a National Book Award final­ist, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, and author of the New York Times bestselling novels Away and Lucky Us

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Teen Tour: Art of East Asia

Thursday, March 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

China and Japan are two of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to large artistic capitals that date back to prehistoric times. Learn about their art and innovations on this interactive tour. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Arturo's Art & Me: Color with Me

March 3, 7, or 8, 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 March, take a spin on the color wheel and learn all about how artists use color to create mood, share a feeling, and tell a story.

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Family Workshop: Glamorous Glass

Saturday, March 3, 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.

It's big, it's colorful . . . it's glass! Join us in March to learn all about glassblowing and the DMA's Hart Window​ by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and then work on a Chihuly-inspired project in the studio.

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Texas Bound I

Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Sally Vahle, who recently appeared in the world premiere of Miller, Mississippi at the Dallas Theater Center, will read “Cleaning Your Gun” by Laurie Lynn Drummond. Kitchen Dog Theater company member Liza Marie Gonzalez will read “Everything Is Far from Here” by Cristina Henríquez, recently published in the New Yorker. The evening will also feature “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses,” an award-winning story by Bret Anthony Johnston, the new Director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Maria Shriver

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist and producer Maria Shriver shares insight into the wisdom gleaned through her life’s journey in her latest book, I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life. In this moving and powerful book, Shriver shares tips on how to navigate the stress of everyday life. Hoda Kotb, co-anchor on The Today Show, says, “If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver’s wisdom will fill you up.” Deepak Chopra praised the book as “thought-provoking, spirited, a deep and personal message to help one discover a meaningful and joyful life.” 

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Toddler Art: Rainy Days

March 9, 20, or 23, 11:00 a.m.-noon

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

In March, the DMA weather forecast predicts our class will be cloudy with a chance of art! Find inspiration in paintings perfect for a rainy day, and splish and splash the day away.

 

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Elizabeth Kostova

Sunday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian was the first debut novel in US publishing history to land at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale; it has sold more than three million copies and been translated into 40 languages. Her new novel, The Shadow Land, follows a young American woman who travels to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping to heal from the loss of her brother. Shortly after arriving, she discovers an urn filled with human ashes and sets out to find its owner, an endeavor that leads to uncovering the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression, and evolves into a meditation on the painful history of an entire country. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Russo hails the novel as “thrilling.”

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Texas Bound II

Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Theater, television, and film actor Ashley Wood kicks off the evening with a piece by Colum McCann, “What Baseball Does to the Soul.” Jeffrey Schmidt, Artistic Director of Theater Three in Dallas, will read “Stranger on the Bridge” by Julia Heaberlin and “Ash” by Thomas Adams. Audience favorite G. W. Bailey, perhaps best known for his roles as Sergeant Rizzo in M*A*S*H, Lieutenant Harris in The Police Academy films, and, most recently, Detective Provenza on TNT’s Major Crimes, will read “West of Nowhere” by Harry Hunsicker. 

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