Arts & Letters Live

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages at the Dallas Museum of Art that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

Format: 10/21/14

Sarah Thornton

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Thornton’s compelling narrative, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, goes behind the scenes with the world's most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.


David Sedaris

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

David Sedaris returns for his sixth consecutive year with Arts & Letters Live to read new and unpublished material. A bestselling author, essayist, and widely popular speaker whose hallmark is his wry wit and distinctive voice, Sedaris relishes the opportunity to share his stories with the audience and experience their reaction. Sedaris’s books include Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.  


Ina Garten

Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with Mills Entertainment

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. Ina Garten delivers a charming insider's view of her hit TV show (now in its eleventh season) and the pleasures of good food cooked with love and passion. A Q&A with the audience will follow.