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Format: 8/20/18

David Grann

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

From New York Times bestselling author David Grann, The White Darkness is the powerful, true story of Henry Worsley, a devoted husband, father, and British special forces officer who idolized Ernest Sheckleton, the 19th-century polar explorer. In 2015, at age 55, Worsley embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z and the National Book Award Finalist Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Mark Lamster in Conversation with Rick Brettell

Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m.

When architect Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was one of the most recognizable and influential figures on the American cultural landscape. Johnson introduced European modernism to America through the sleek glass-and-steel structures that now dominate our cities, but he was also a man of deep paradoxes. The Man in the Glass House lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. Mark Lamster is the architectural critic for the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

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Jill Lepore

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

In the most ambitious one-volume book on American history in decades, award-winning historian andNew Yorkerwriter Jill Lepore offers an account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.These Truths: A History of the United States offers authoritative new insights about a great, and greatly troubled, nation. Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. Her many books includeThe Secret History of Wonder Woman and Book of Ages.

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Arturo's Art & Me: Swirl by Swirl

December 5, 6, or 8, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

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Zine Club

Thursday, December 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Art speaks: speak back. Zine Club is a free studio series for high school students that invites you to respond to works of art in the DMA’s collection with art making and writing. Responses are collected and edited into a zine—a self-published book of original content. Join us this fall as we investigate identity and issues of representation through different times, cultures, and institutions. Sessions will be limited to 20 students, and there will be snacks.

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Family Workshop: Nature's Symmetry

Saturday, December 8, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

For children ages 6–​12 and their favorite grown-ups. Explore the galleries, engage in artful conversations, and try hands-on games as a family before creating a work of art in the studio. Class size is limited to 20 children.

​In December, search for symmetry in the work of American artist Ida O'Keeffe, and then experiment with the Golden Ratio in the studio to create your own masterpiece.

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Teen Workshop: Making the Machine

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In the 1920s and 30s, Americans entered a Fourth Industrial Revolution. While factories made products easier and cheaper, machines began to take the place of expert craftsmen and artists. In this two-day workshop, weigh the pros and cons of mass production for yourself with silicone mold-making, and create a toy or sculpture to replicate in resin. Recommended for ages 1519. All materials provided. 

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