DMA Arts & Letters Live: Marcia Gay Harden
Dallas Museum of Art will present Academy and Tony Award-winning actress and author, Marcia Gay Harden, as part of the 27th season of DMA Arts & Letters Live. Harden, a fan favorite of the Museum’s literary and performing arts series, will return to the DMA to discuss her book, The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers.
With The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers, Harden takes on her most important role to date: gatekeeper of memories. The Seasons of My Mother is a beautifully rendered portrait of two lives, Marcia’s own, and that of her mother Beverly, an accomplished practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, who struggles with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Seasons of My Mother is a richly layered, moving tribute to a remarkable woman and to the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter. A beacon for anyone who has ever loved through loss, this book reminds us that while memory might fade or be stolen, “What still exists is love. It is omnipresent.” The wisdom, generosity, and grace of her mother, portrayed so eloquently by Marcia in these pages, urge all of us to honor the past, live fully in the present, and look to the future with hope.
Tickets include a copy of The Seasons of My Mother.