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Schedule of Events for Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

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Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, March 19, 2010 from 6 p.m. to Midnight

Join the Dallas Museum of Art on March 19, 2010, at our Late Night for a trip through the looking glass as we celebrate the release of Tim Burton’s new film Alice in Wonderland. Enjoy concerts, performances, family activities, and Fresh Ink lectures inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Stay late for a screening of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, open mic, and karaoke.

Of special note, we’ll be screening three film versions of the classic story. The first film version of Alice in Wonderland (1903) which is approximately 10 minutes in length will be shown as a preview for the 1951 Disney animated version of Alice in the Horchow Auditorium at Late Night. Additionally, we will screen a 1933 film version of Alice in Wonderland starring Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, and W.C. Fields (as Humpty Dumpty!) in the Atrium Café earlier in the evening. Details noted below.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, March 19, 2010
6:00 p.m. to Midnight

Late Night Programs are included in general admission to the Museum ($10 or less). The Lens of Impressionism exhibition requires an additional ticket.


Dinner and a Show: Alice in Wonderland (1933)
6:00 – 7:15 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy dinner and drinks from the Atrium Cafe while watching an all-star cast portray the fanciful characters in this film based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, including Cary Grant as Mock Turtle, Gary Cooper as the White Knight, and W. C. Fields as Humpty-Dumpty. This film is not rated (77 minutes).

Late Night Main Stage featuring Charming Gardeners
8:00 p.m., Atrium
Travel through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole with a whimsical performance by Charming Gardeners with a teen choir from Zound Sounds.

Performances in Galleries
European Galleries, Level 2

7:00 p.m.
Listen to short stories by Lewis Carroll read by actress Lydia Mackay.

10:00-11:30 p.m.
Hear DJ G spin a set inspired by the world of Alice in Wonderland.

Late Night Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10:00–11:30 p.m., Atrium
Join DJ Mark Ridlen for Late Night Karaoke and perform your favorite songs. Take the stage to sing a song and receive a coupon for 20% off a DMA membership.


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.

Virtually View Original Alice in Wonderland Manuscript
6:00 p.m. – midnight, Learning Links Area, Center for Creative Connections

Virtually turn the pages of the original Alice in Wonderland manuscript, written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll. Look for the “hidden” picture of the real Alice on the last page. Carroll was unhappy with this illustration, copied from a photograph Carroll had taken of Alice Liddell at age seven, and pasted a photograph of Alice over it. This hidden drawing was not uncovered until 1977.
Manuscript is linked to and courtesy of the British Library’s website.

Fresh Ink with Melanie Benjamin
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 of the Museum Store.

Delve into Melanie Benjamin’s debut novel, Alice I Have Been. This spellbinding historical novel, based on remarkable research, is an imaginative rendering of the life of Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll. Benjamin was inspired to write Alice’s story when she saw an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago called Dreaming in Pictures: The Photography of Lewis Carroll.

Late Night Open Lab: Concrete Poetry
7:00 – 10:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections

Make pictures and patterns with words and ideas as you experiment with poetry and technology in this drop-in, hands-on session.

Future Forward Forum
7:30 p.m., Cook Boardroom, Level M2

We want to hear what you think about the Museum – how are we 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 6:30 p.m.

Creativity Challenges inspired by Alice in Wonderland
8:00-9:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:00 p.m., Meet in the Center for Creative Connections

Stretch your mind and test your creativity! Teams compete against time and with limited materials to design unique creations. Limited to 10 teams. Teams may sign up for the challenge in the Center for Creative Connections starting at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:00 p.m. challenge and 9:30 p.m. for the 10:00 p.m. challenge.

The EDGE Radio Station Appearance
8:00-10:00 p.m., Concourse

Stop by the EDGE Radio Station table to meet on-air personalities and register to win prizes.

Visiting Artist John Grandits
8:30 – 10:00 p.m., C3 Theater

Award-winning book and magazine designer John Grandits will share insights into his creative process and information about the history of concrete poetry from A.D. 800 to the present (including one from Alice in Wonderland). Then you can write and design your own concrete poems inspired by works in the DMA collections.

Scenes from Lobster Alice performed by Second Thought Theatre
9:00 p.m., Level 4 Landing, American Galleries

Actors from Second Thought Theater perform scenes from their upcoming production of Lobster Alice. A story of Alice Horowitz, a secretary who wants life to be interesting, and Disney animator John Finch who wants Alice, Lobster Alice takes a turn for the surreal when artist Salvador Dali arrives at the studio and interacts with Alice and Finch.

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.


Alice in Wonderland (1903)
9:30-9:40 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale has recently been restored by the British Film Institute (BFI). Made just thirty-seven years after the novel’s publication and eight years after the birth of cinema, this short film adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations.

This film is not rated (10 min.).

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951)
9:45 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Follow the White Rabbit into the fantastic world of Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Often regarded as some of the finest animation work in Disney studio history, this magical film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic books features unforgettable characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and her playing card army, and the Mad Hatter. This film is not rated (75 minutes).

Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society.


Dallas Museum of Art meets Alice in Wonderland
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

Tour the DMA’s collections and explore themes that are shared by works of art and the Lewis Carroll novels.

Insomniac Tour
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

Search for hats in the Museum’s collection and then visit the Studio to create your own Alice in Wonderland inspired hat.

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.

Mad Hatter Treasure Hunt
6:30-9:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections

Pick up your free Mad Hatter hat and take a trip down the rabbit hole with a self-guided scavenger hunt inspired by Alice in Wonderland! Find hidden gems in the Museum’s collections and have your scavenger hunt stamped at each work of art. Submit your completed treasure hunt at the Center for Creative Connections for a chance to win a pop-up version of Alice in Wonderland by Robert Sabuda. (Hats are limited to the first 300 children under 12).

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.


Atrium Cafe

Enjoy casual dining 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Menu features soup, fresh salads, handcrafted sandwiches , Starbucks coffees and kids combos.

Full bar, beverages, and snacks until 11:00 p.m

Late Night Friday Tapas Lounge
Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant

6:00–10:00 p.m., south end of the building on Level 2
Featuring a sophisticated small-plate tapas menu, half-price bottles of wine, and desserts.

Reservations recommended for parties of five or more. Call 214-922-1858.

Seating on Wisteria Terrace weather permitting.

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