DMA Arts & Letters Features Selected Shorts

Enjoy captivating short fiction read by acclaimed actors

Horchow Auditorium
Saturday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. CST

The popular NPR radio show and podcast, Selected Shorts returns to the Dallas Museum of Art with an evening of stories devoted to new friends, chosen family, and the sometimes fraught stages in between.

Tony Award–winning actors John Benjamin Hickey and Michael Cerveris join Cindy Cheung, 2022 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre recipient, to bring stories about friendship to life on stage. 

Enjoy an evening of captivating short fiction devoted to finding and holding on to your people: the new, the old, and the mysterious.

  • JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY will read “The Last Words of Benito Picone” by Anthony Marra
  • MICHAEL CERVERIS will read “True Friendship” by Jorge F. Hernández
  • CINDY CHEUNGreads “Dance in America” by Lorrie Moore

Order your tickets for this event online.

Upcoming Arts & Letters Events Coming to the Dallas Museum of Art

April 16, 2023 – David Sedaris (This event will sell out fast!)

May 9, 2023 – Abraham Verghese  (The Covenant of Water, Cutting for Stone)

June 13, 2023 – Peace Adzo Medie (Nightbloom, His Only Wife)

The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201

Spring Break at the Dallas Museum of Art

Start your Spring Break with a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art! From March 15 to 18, you and your family can take part in art classes, guided tours, and gallery activities, all inspired by works of art in the collection.

Daily Spring Break Events

Take a look at some of the fun-filled, family-friendly events you can enjoy this year at the DMA.

Restart with Art

Daily in the Founders Room from 1:00–4:00 pm
Drop into the studio and use watercolor pencils, brushes, and paper to create your own peaceful picture.

The Future of Dallas with Forward Dallas

Daily in Art Studio 1, C3 from 1:00–4:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of the Rooted exhibition and imagine the future of Dallas through interactive and collaborative activities in the studio.

Community Guest Spotlight
1:00–2:00 pm

You can spend time with a different community guest each day during Spring Break at the DMA. There is something of interest for everyone, from artists to bookworms. Mark your calendar for these daily Spring Break activities:

Tuesday, March 15: Stories and Art Making with the Dallas Public Library
C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Wednesday, March 16: Relaxation Station with Parker University
Mini Murals Art Kit Pick-Up, Main Entrance, Level 1

Thursday, March 17: Music Making with Kamica King, King Creative Arts Expression
C3 Theater, C3

Friday, March 18: Beginner-Friendly Yoga with Stefanie Tovar
Yoga mats and wipes provided
Ross Avenue Plaza, Level 1

Don’t forget to register now for the Dallas Museum of Art Summer Art Camps
for children ages 4–12. It will sell out fast.

Follow @BigDConcierge on Twitter – #DFWSpringBreak for more Spring Break events and activities in the Dallas- Fort Worth area.

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting at the Dallas Museum of Art

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. This fabulous exhibit  will open at the Dallas Museum of Art  in late October 2014.

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse showcases approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne. It  highlights this painting genre that was popular in France during the 1800s.  This exhibition  includes  8 works from the DMA’s collection, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue.

The exhibition will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art from October 26, 2014 to February 8, 2015. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse requires an $8.00 special exhibition ticket.

Brettell Lecture: Matters of Intent: Van Gogh’s Still Lifes

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.

Van Gogh used still life in facinating ways in order to master each new challenge he set for himself as an artist, such as capturing the essence of rural life, learning the use of modern color, or expressing his appreciation for nature.  The painter’s still lifes often represented intensely personal commentaries and were instrumental in the unfolding of his oeuvre.

Join Dr. Cornelia Homburg, independent scholar and curator, as she investigaes the impact of van Gogh’s intense focus on specific objects. After 3:00 p.m. the day of the event, tickets will no longer be available online but can be purchased at the Visitor Services Desks at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Gauguin and Van Gogh: A Dialogue of Bouquets

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

When Gauguin came to Arles to join van Gogh as the second painter in “The Studio of the South” in 1888, he was shown to his bedroom decorated by two recently painted floral still-lifes of sunflowers. Gauguin also painted a portrait of van Gogh painting the sunflowers and, many years later, Gauguin planted a flower garden in Tahiti and painted four major floral still-life paintings that recall his time with van Gogh.

Join Dr. Richard R. Brettell, The Margaret McDermott Chair of Art & Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas and author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Gauguin’s paintings, for a consideration of this dialogue of floral still-life paintings in detail with reference from both artist’s writings.

Late Night lectures are FREE.

Daily General Admission to the Dallas Museum of Art FREE. General admission includes viewing the Museum’s collection galleries and most exhibitions.  Dallas Museum of Art is located at  1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201. For more information, visit:

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday*: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

*Late Night Fridays (third Friday of the month, excluding December), the Museum is open until midnight

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

The art doesn’t go home - Why should you?

What are you doing on the third Friday of the month? The Dallas Museum of Art is open until midnight. Each Late Night  at the Museum offers a variety of cultural experiences for you and your family with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more!

Friday, November 18
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less

Explore the urban themes in Jean Paul Gaultier’s work with “sidewalk” performers, films, tours, DJs, and more. Join Oak Cliff artists and organizations as they create a spectacle inside and outside the Museum. Wear stripes and receive 20% off admission to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.

Late Night Lecture

Jean Paul Gaultier: His Life and Times

Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology, will discuss the work of Jean Paul Gaultier and compare it to that of other designers who were part of a new generation that emerged in the 1980s.

Outdoor Late Night Film

Truth or Dare (1991)

Friday, November 18, 9:30 p.m.
Jean Paul Gaultier was the fashion designer for Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition Tour, and filmmaker Alek Keshisian was allowed complete access, both on stage and backstage, during the tour. The result is Truth or Dare, a fascinating look at one of contemporary music’s true phenomena.

General admission is $10 or less, DMA members and children under 12 free.
Late Night programs are included in general admission to the Museum unless otherwise noted. Some exhibitions require an additional ticket.