Format: 8/19/18

Late Night Talk: Rediscovering a 2,000-Year-Old Computer

Friday, October 19, 9:00 p.m.

Archaeologist Dr. John Hale will tell the story behind the rediscovery of the world's first analog computer, found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Greece. Find out how this ancient computer worked and what it was used for. 


College Night at the DMA

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for our first College Night at the DMA! Get exclusive access to our newest exhibition, enjoy free food and drinks, go on unique tours, and more. 


Fatima Farheen Mirza & Tommy Orange

Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

Fatima Farheen Mirza's debut novel A Place for Us is a deeply moving story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the secrets and betrayals that caused their close-knit family to fracture. Tommy Orange's bestselling debut novel There There is the story of 12 unforgettable Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. As we learn why each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow, momentum builds toward a shocking conclusion that changes everything.


Zine Club

Thursday, November 1, 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 artmaking 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.


Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her "fearless and toughly lyrical" voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Ward's stories are largely set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where she grew up and still lives. With Sing, Unburied, Sing, which earned her a second National Book Award in 2017, Ward explores the bonds of a family tested by racism and poverty.


Elaine Pagels

Sunday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

When renowned religion scholar, National Book Award winner, and New York Times bestselling author Elaine Pagels was dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband—questions on the persistence and nature of belief and why religion matters took on a new urgency. In Why Religion?: A Personal Story, Pagels weaves together a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face.


SOLD OUT: Ina Garten

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.

Ina Garten shares her natural approach to food, entertaining tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. The Emmy Award-winning host of the Barefoot Contessa television show on Food Network and New York Times bestselling author will be joined on stage by a local moderator. Garten delivers a charming insider’s view of her hit TV show; an in-depth exploration of her latest book, Cook Like a Pro, to be released in fall 2018; and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion, plus she will engage the audience with an interactive Q&A.


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.


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.