Format: 2/20/19

Art in Bloom

Sunday, March 31

On behalf of the Dallas Museum of Art League, we invite you to be part of our signature fundraiser, Art in Bloom 2019: Joie des Fleurs. The 20th anniversary event benefits the Museum’s exhibition and education programs and the League’s Floral Endowment Fund.



Participants can enjoy:


Texas Bound II

Monday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

“Compelling stories and passionate acting, all literally from the heart of Texas.” —Southern Living                             

Rosaura Cruz, Executive Director of Junior Players, will read “Go Boom” by Elizabeth Hamilton. Lydia Mackay, Assistant Professor of Performance in the Theatre Department at TCU, will read “Survivor Honeymoon” by Amanda Eyre Ward. The evening will also feature Brad Leland of Friday Night Lights and Deep Water Horizon reading “The Dead Languages” by William Humphrey.


A Moveable Feast Book Club: Madeline Miller's "Circe"

Tuesday, April 2, 11:45 a.m.

Join fellow bibliophiles for lunch in the DMA’s Founders Room as you enjoy thoughtful conversation about Madeline Miller’s bestseller Circe. The New York Times effused that “Circe [is] a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.” Dr. Jaina Sanga, author, literary scholar, and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities, will facilitate the conversation and lead the group discussion.



Zine Club: Carving Through the Past

Thursday, April 4, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Dive into the graphic, geometric, and colorful works of Los Angelesbased painter Jonas Wood. Reflect on his fascination with psychology and memory to remind yourself of your personal history and culture. Then learn the process of linocut printmaking to assemble a landscape of memories.


Madeline Miller & Mary Norris

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

This event will pair two powerful authors for a festive evening of Greek art, myth, travel, and food! With vivid characters, poetic language, and page-turning suspense, Madeline Miller’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Circe is a triumph of storytelling featuring the Odyssey’s most infamous female figure; it’s an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, love, and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world. Mary Norris, the beloved “Comma Queen” of The New Yorker’s copy department, returns with a witty, wise, and charming book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea of Greece. Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen is an unforgettable account of both her life-long love affair with words and her solo adventures to the land of ouzo and olive trees.

6:30 p.m.: Enjoy a pre-event tour of works from Greece in the DMA’s collection.


Teen Homeschool Workshop: Interiors

Friday, April 12, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

What comes to mind when you think of the places you've lived? Explore the work of artist Jonas Wood and connect memories with houses, rooms, and furniture that we spend most of our time in. In the studio, re-create those spaces as miniature multimedia sculptures to keep and remember. Intended for ages 1319. 


Susan Choi & Nell Freudenberger

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 p.m.

In Susan Choi’s new novel Trust Exercise, what happens in one highly competitive performing arts high school reverberates through lives—and across generations. Captivating, tender, and surprising, Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, friendships and loyalties, and the wise capacities of adolescents and the powers and responsibilities of adults. Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger is a suspenseful exploration of female friendship, love, and parenthood bonds. Two friends, once on similar academic career paths in science, drifted apart after one abandons a potentially brilliant career in academia, in part because of unwanted attention from a star professor. Both authors are recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships and PEN awards.



Rick Bragg & Helen Ellis

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

In The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table, Rick Bragg preserves his southern heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education, from childhood to old age. This New York Times bestseller includes 74 mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes in a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and especially, to his mother. Helen Ellis, the bestselling author of American Housewife, is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. Ann Pachett loved Southern Lady Code saying, “As a Southern Lady myself, I cannot only confirm the veracity of the facts, I can tell you the book made me laugh like a hyena.”


Hamiltunes: An American Singalong

Friday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Join Hamiltunes Dallas and raise a glass to freedom as you sing along to songs from Act I and Act II of Hamilton, including fan favorites My ShotHelplessSatisfiedWait for ItThe Room Where It HappensBurnIt’s Quiet Uptown, and Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story