In celebration of the 25th anniversary of DMA Arts & Letters Live, the Dallas Museum of Art is extending the program’s season into the fall and adding six more authors, including Patricia Cornwell and Yaa Gyasi.
The extended season begins September 11 with Australian author and TEDx speaker Robert Hoge discussing his powerful memoir Ugly. Born with disfiguring deformities, Hoge’s memoir examines life, love, beauty, and the owning of our own physical imperfections.
Also on tap for the fall lineup are returning author Ross King (September 15); Candice Millard (September 28); and acclaimed new author Yaa Gyasi, who is joining Pulitzer Prize–winning culture critic Margo Jefferson for a discussion on Gyasi’s successful debut novel Homegoing (October 26).
The season wraps up in November, with Hannah Rothschild, film director, trustee of the Tate Gallery, and the first woman chair of the National Gallery in London, discussing her first novel, The Improbability of Love, during her only U.S. stop on November 15.
Last, but certainly not least, Patricia Cornwell, New York Times best-selling author behind the popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, brings the season to a close on November 17. Cornwell discusses Chaos, the 24th thriller in the Scarpetta series.
The November 17 event also features a VIP Experience pre-event reception in the DMA’s Founders Room, with live music by Cornwell’s partner, Staci Gruber; a ticket with premium reserved seating in Horchow Auditorium; a fast-track pass to the book signing; and a hardcover copy of Chaos.
DMA Arts & Letters Live has featured more than 1,000 authors, actors, and performing artists at a number of sold-out events since being launched in 1992. The fall lineup includes connections with the DMA’s collection and features pre-event tours of related art and subject matter.
For additional information, including dates, pre-event tour details, and tickets, visit DMA.org/ALL. Tickets for Robert Hoge are $20; all other events are $40. Discounts are available for DMA members and students. Tickets for the VIP Experience with Patricia Cornwell are $80, with discounts for DMA members. To order tickets, visit DMA.org/tickets or call 214-922-1818 during business hours.