Format: 10/17/17

Dan Rather

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Rather is one of the world’s best-known journalists and the recipient of virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards, several Peabody Awards, and the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. KERA’s Krys Boyd will moderate a conversation with Rather about his new book, What Unites Us, a collection of wholly original essays that celebrates our shared values and shows us what patriotism looks like. He brings to bear his decades of experience on the front-lines of the world’s biggest stories and offers readers a way forward.


Late Night Talk: Highlights from the Keir Collection

Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.

Explore the most recent installation of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art with the DMA's Senior Advisor for Islamic Art, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. Al Khemir will discuss just a few of the 150 objects on view and what they tell us about the rich history of Islamic art. 


Boshell Lecture: Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World

Friday, November 17, 9:00 p.m.

Travel through centuries of history with Thomas F. Madden, author of Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World. Interwoven with vivid portraits of people and places, Madden's book traces the long, complicated story of one of the world's oldest and most splendid cities. As we celebrate the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, enjoy a brief history of this ancient metropolis where many objects from the collection were produced. 


Late Night Film: The Destruction of Memory

Friday, November 17, 10:30 p.m.

Based on a book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory examines the increasing threat of cultural destruction in Syria and Iraq and efforts to protect, salvage, and rebuild cultural sites. 


Daniel Mendelsohn

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

Daniel Mendelsohn is a bestselling author of seven books (notably The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million) and an award-winning critic and essayist. He will discuss his latest book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, a deeply moving personal story of his and his father’s transformative journey in reading – and reliving – Homer’s epic masterpiece. It explores the timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel, and the meaning of home.


Toddler Art: Crazy for Color

December 1, 8, or 12, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for 2-3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.
Red, yellow, blue, and green—how many colors in art can you see? In December's class, explore colorful works of art in the collection, and then create your own rainbow-worthy masterpiece.


EODIAH Public Talk

Tuesday, December 5, 4:00 p.m.

Join Edleeca Thompson, UTD Fellow, for her talk African Art on View: Mediating Transnational Histories in Four Metropolitan Museums


Arturo's Art & Me: Kings & Queens

December 6, 7, or 9, 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 December, search for art from the ancient Americas fit for a king or queen, and then work in the studio to make a royal work of art.


Teen Tour: Islamic Art

Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The art of the Islamic world is renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship, and builds on many artistic styles that may already be familiar! Join us to learn more about the contributions the Islamic world has made to our culture. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.


Family Workshop: All in the Family

Saturday, December 9, 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.
December's a family affair! We'll find art by families and about families in the galleries, and then collaborate on a fun project in the studio.