Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, February 19, 2010
6 p.m. to Midnight
Make our February Late Night Your Date Night on Friday, Feb 19 when the Dallas Museum of Art is open until midnight and offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more!
General admission is $10 or less, DMA members and children under 12 free. Late Night programs are included in general admission to the Museum unless otherwise noted.
Join us for a special members-only sneak peek of the new exhibition The Lens of Impressionism before it opens to the public on Sunday, February 21. Not a member? Join tonight and get in free!
CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
Happy Hour featuring Diana Dill Savage
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy French romantic love songs with Diana Dill Savage.
Late Night Main Stage featuring Little Jack Melody & His Young Turks
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Listen to the alt-cabaret sounds of Little Jack Melody & His Young Turks. Inspired by the likes of Jack Kerouac, Frank Sinatra, Charles Bukowski, and Tom Waits, Little Jack Melody is, as Rolling Stone describes, “supper-club class and fine surrealist humor . . . deeply weird, utterly fab.”
Performances in The Stage
All the World’s a Stage exhibition, Level 17:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy contemporary ballet dance performances with Contemporary Ballet Dallas.
Late Night Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
9:00-11:30 p.m., Fleischner Courtyard
Join DJ Mark Ridlen for our monthly Late Night karaoke sessions.
In case of inclement weather, Late Night Karaoke will be canceled and DJ Mark Ridlen will perform a DJ set in the Museum galleries.
Late Night After Hours featuring The Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque
10:00–10:45 p.m., Atrium
Experience the dance halls of France with can-can and French cabaret dance performances by The Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque. After the performance, join The Velvet Kittens and learn the art of can-can dancing.
DJs in the Galleries with DJ Wild in the Streets
11:00–11:45 p.m., European Galleries, Level 2
Stroll through the European galleries listening to French music spun by DJ Wild in the Streets.
KSCS Radio Station Appearance
6:00-8:00 p.m., Concourse
Stop by the KSCS Radio Station table to sign up for prizes.
WBAP Radio Station Appearance
6:00-9:00 p.m., Concourse
Stop by the WBAP Radio Station table to sign up for prizes.
Dallas Observer Appearance
6:00–11:00 p.m., Concourse
Register for a Dallas Observer electronic subscription or e-mail blast and receive a great gift.
Fresh Ink featuring Joshua Ferris and Adam Haslett
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Pick up your free tickets at the Will Call table beginning at 6:00 p.m. in front of Horchow Auditorium. Following the program there will be a book signing outside the Museum Store.
Don’t miss the chance to hear these two rising literary stars as they explore common threads of love, family, and the challenges of modern life in their new novels.
Joshua Ferris’s novel Then We Came to the End was one of the most acclaimed literary debuts of the last several years. It is a wickedly funny examination of corporate office culture during the decline of the Internet boom. His latest novel, The Unnamed, is the story of a marriage in turmoil, and a meditation on the unseen forces of nature and desire.
Adam Haslett’s short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. His eagerly anticipated debut novel, Union Atlantic, is a deeply affecting portrait of the first decade of the 21st century.
Late Night Open Lab
7:00-8:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Experiment with new media and technology during a drop-in, hands-on program facilitated by artist and professor David Bithell. Bithell will present a special performance in the C3 Theater at 8:30 p.m.
Artist Demonstration with Frank Lopez
7:00-9:00 p.m., Concourse
Join artist Frank Lopez to learn about 19th-century photography techniques and look through the period lens on a medium-format camera.
Future Forward Forum
8:00 p.m., Cook Boardroom, Level M2
We want to hear what you think about the Museum—how we are doing and how we can improve! Join Director Bonnie Pitman and DMA staff for this forum where you can share your thoughts and ideas for the future of the DMA. Participants will receive a free DMA T-shirt.
Space is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Forum will last an hour. Sign up at the table on M2 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Special Performance featuring David Bithell
8:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections
Watch a special performance of new media works with artist and professor David Bithell.
Showdown at the Materials Bar
9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections
With a spin of the Inspiration Wheel and a few minutes on the clock, compete against each other to determine who is most creative under pressure.
Late Night Art Bytes
9:30–10:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Tech and art-savvy creators share work with the community. Finished works, in-progress works, and creators of all ages are welcome!
Late Night Open Mic
10:30–11:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections
Hear Dallas’s hottest poets or share some of your own verses. Hosted by Tisha Crear of Reciprocity.
Readings may contain adult themes and language. Spoken word performances only; no instruments allowed.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
10:15 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Be carried away to turn-of-the century Montmartre, the bohemian neighborhood in Paris that was home to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Erik Satie, and other artists, authors, and musicians who congregated at the legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor star in this lavish, award-winning musical film inspired by Verdi’s opera La Traviata. This film is rated PG-13 (124 minutes).
Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society.
TOURS & LECTURES
Members-Only Sneak Peek Tour: The Lens of Impressionism
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA members can show their membership cards for a sneak peek tour of The Lens of Impressionism with organizing curator Dr. Carole McNamara. Not a member? Join this evening and receive free admission for a full year.
Brettell Lecture: Monet’s “Seine at Lavacourt”: What Is a Modernist Artist to Do in France in 1880?
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Claude Monet’s iconic painting The Seine at Lavacourt was completed in 1880 and shown at The Salon, the regressive, state-sponsored exhibition that had prompted the impressionists to found their own independent exhibitions beginning in 1874. Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, The Paul Hayes Tucker Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will consider this stunning painting and whether it was, in fact, Monet’s “turncoat” picture and a retreat to more traditional painting strategies. Explore the modernist scene in late 19th-century France a decade after the country’s disastrous defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.
10:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Tour the collections until the wee hours with the Dallas Museum of Art staff.
Materials & Me
6:00–7:30 p.m., Arturo’s Nest, Center for Creative Connections
Just for 2-4 year olds! Investigate materials artists use and then look at a work of art in the galleries.
Late Night Creations
6:00–9:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections
Visit the African collection and let those works inspire you as you create your very own textile in the studio.
Yoga for Kids!
6:30–7:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections
Join our resident yogini, Michelle Mock, for meditation, relaxation, and some very pretzel-like poses.
Bedtime Stories with Arturo
7:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections
Kids, wear your pajamas and bring your pillows to hear Bedtime Stories with Arturo, told by our award-winning storyteller, Ann Marie Newman.