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Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.


Fredrik Logevall: Embers of War: America in Vietnam

Tuesday, January 20th 7:30pm

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and SMU’s Center for Presidential History

Why did Vietnam became the setting for one of the longest and bloodiest struggles of the entire post-1945 era, and why did two Western powers, first France and then the United States, lose their way there?  At this event, Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University will consider these questions anew, drawing from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, and his earlier prize-winning work, Choosing War


Graeme Simsion: An Experiment in Love

Wednesday, January 21st 7:30pm

Graeme Simsion, Australian author of The Rosie Project, has sold more than a million copies, engaging readers with the hilarious and heartwarming story of Don Tillman, a brilliant but socially inept scientist who crafts a scientific survey, The Wife Project, to find a perfect partner. The highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect, follows the quirky, happy couple as they prepare for the birth of their first child. 


Homeschool Class for Families: It's All Greek to Me!

Thursday, January 22, OR February 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Homeschool Class for Families offers an interactive Museum experience for families with children age 6-12 years and requires advance registration. Click the event for additional information.

In January and February, step back in time with us to explore all that glitters in our Ancient Mediterranean Galleries, and get ready to create your own metal masterpieces.


Desire: A Healthy Perspective

Saturday, January 24, 2:00 p.m.

Join Gen Jampa, Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center Texas, for guided meditation and insight into what healthy desire is.


Roz Chast: Drawing on Loss

Wednesday, January 28th 7:30pm

Over 1,000 of Roz Chast’s cartoons have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978; editor David Remnick has hailed her as “the magazine’s only certifiable genius,” and O Magazine has said she has the “wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.” Chast will talk about her creative process and her latest book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a touching and funny illustrated memoir of her time as her ailing parents’ primary caregiver. It is a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.


Bancroft Family Concerts

Selected Saturdays

Presented in partnership with the Fine Arts Chamber Players

Saturday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.
The beauty of French music for strings and piano complements the Dallas Museum of Art's exhibitition Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse.


Texas Bound II: Hellos and Goodbyes

Monday, February 2nd 7:30pm

Film and TV star G.W. Bailey (Major Crimes, The Closer, M*A*S*H, Police Academy films) reads an outrageous story about three judges and their reactions to a Texas chili contest. Acclaimed local actors Constance Gold Parry, Gail Cronauer, and Tina Parker share stories about the death of a beloved dog, the nursing of a whooping crane, and an essay by Sarah Bird about a hilarious mishap at the Texas Book Festival. 


Toddler Art: Funny Faces

February 6, 10, or 13, 11:00 a.m.-noon

For 2 and 3 year olds and a favorite grown-up. Toddler Art requires advance registration. Click the event for additional information.

In February, stick out your tongue or give a big smile! We’ll search for funny faces (and some serious ones too) in portrait paintings.