Dallas Museum of Art hosts Nelson Mandela Celebration Event

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Trinity (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, hosted “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Birth” on Monday, July 23 at its Horchow Auditorium, as part of its DMA Arts and Letters Live series. The event sold out prior to its 7:30pm start time.

The event will feature Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and entrepreneur, and Sahm Venter, journalist and Senior Researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The exhibit is part of DMA’s Arts and Letters Live series and will include exhibitions of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, described as “An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the 20th century.” The letters were published on the centenary of Mandela’s birth and reveal how he advocated for prisoners’ human rights. The letters reveal him to be a loving father, a husband who offered unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife, and a tireless advocate of a human rights philosophy that resonates today.


Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more 3.2 million visitors. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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