DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Museum of Art announced Thursday that award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden is slated to present during the museum’s arts series.
Her presentation comes as part of the museum’s Arts & Letters Live, now in its 27th season. Her presentation will focus on her book "The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers."
The engagement will take place Friday, May 4 a 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Horchow Auditorium.
From Dallas Museum of Art:
With "The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers," Academy and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay 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 are on sale now and include a copy of The Seasons of My Mother. One ticket + one book is $5 and two tickets + one book is $80 with discounts for DMA Members, educators, and students. For details and ticket prices, visit DMA.org/ALL.
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