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Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art with True iMuseum Experience

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, April 16
6:00 p.m. to Midnight

The Dallas Museum of Art is celebrating with our visitors a true iMuseum experience. Bring your smartphones and flip cameras for a night where you can interact with performers, create your own videos, respond to works of art in video confessionals, go on Twitter treasure hunts, share your own photos of the Museum, and more!

Throughout the night, the DMA social media team will be live tweeting from the events on tonight’s schedule. Follow their tweets @DallasMuseumArt or watch on our live Twitter feed in the Atrium and add your own comments. Help us spread the iMuseum experience by re-tweeting, replying, and tweeting from your favorite Late Night programs.


Happy Hour featuring the Roger Boykin Trio
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a happy hour performance of jazz standards by the Roger Boykin Trio.

Late Night Main Stage featuring
Winners of the Be Our Main Stage Contest

8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Video performances from all over Dallas were submitted for our first Be Our Main Stage Competition. Finalists were chosen and then our Facebook and Twitter fans voted for their favorite performers. The winners are performing tonight, live on the Late Night Main Stage.

Performances in the Galleries

7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m..
Participate in interactive dance performances with dancers from the community.

11:00 p.m.
Stroll through the American Galleries while listening to a local DJ spin eclectic music.

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 Music Showcase
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Join us for the launch of our new After Hours Music Showcase. During each Late Night, this showcase will feature altcountry, folk, acoustic, indie, rock, alternative, and emerging bands from Texas.

Tonight hear a performance by Collin Herring, a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Austin who blurs the lines between rock, folk-rock, and country. The Austin Monthly states, “Whether he’s channeling Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, or Neil Young, he effortlessly blends various influences with his own sound to produce a memorable collection of insightful originals.”


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.

Live Twitter Feed
6:00 p.m.–midnight, Atrium
See the latest tweets about Late Nights projected on the wall in the Atrium. Post your own tweets about Late Nights by using the tag #iMuseum. We can be found on Twitter @DallasMuseumArt or

Flickr Photo Contest
6:00 p.m.–midnight, Museum Galleries
Take a photo of you or your friends interacting with a work of art. Remember, no touching! Upload your photo to Flickr and tag it with DMALateNightApril. The winner will receive a free DMA membership. Photos must be uploaded to Flickr and tagged with DMALateNightApril to be considered and must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 19. DMA staff will select and notify the winner. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 23.

30-Second Visitor Videos
6:00 p.m.–midnight, Levels 2, 3, and 4
Bring your flip camera or smartphone and make a 30-second video promoting the Museum or sharing your Late Night experiences. After the Late Night is over, post your video to YouTube with the tag DMALateNightApril. You may see your video on our website or at a future Late Night.

Late Night Open Lab: TECH HUB
6:30–8:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Check your social networks and update your status on laptops in the Tech Lab. Experiment with technology and art, and view DMA technology programs.

Fresh Ink with Elizabeth Kostova
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.

Celebrate The Lens of Impressionism with Elizabeth Kostova’s highly anticipated second novel, The Swan Thieves, which explores the same setting and time period. The central character is a painter whose great talent is hindered by his troubled mind. This story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope will captivate readers.

Twitter Treasure Hunts
Every hour from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Museum galleries
Keep an eye on @DallasMuseumArt or to see the clues for our Twitter Treasure Hunt. Every hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. a cropped image of a work of art in the galleries will be sent out. The first person to find this work of art will win a prize.

Visitor Confessionals
Selected times, Museum galleries
Tell us what you think about works of art in our collections. DMA staff will record your confessions with flip cameras or with audio recordings on iPods.

French 101
7:00–9:00 p.m., The Lens of Impressionism exhibition
Meet French-speaking experts to learn selected French words and phrases. Join them later for a conversation in French in the galleries.
The Lens of Impressionism requires an exhibition ticket.

Social Media 101
8:30–9:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Don’t know anything about Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube? Want to learn how to use these social networking sites? Then stop by the Tech Lab and learn the basics with local experts.

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
10:00–11:00 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.


DALLAS International Film Festival Showcase
10:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Join The Dallas Film Society for a special screening as part of the annual DALLAS International Film Festival.

Promotional support provided by The Dallas Film Society.


Pop-Up Art Talks
Selected times, Museum galleries
Join surprise guest speakers as they discuss their favorite work of art in the Museum. Be on the lookout for these conversations—you never know where they will pop up!

smARTphone Tours of The Lens of Impressionism
6:00 p.m.–midnight, The Lens of Impressionism exhibition
Bring your smartphone to the Museum and explore the photographs and paintings in the exhibition through biographies of the artists and images of their works in the DMA’s collections. If you don’t have your own smartphone, pick one up at the main Visitor Services Desk (as available; supplies limited).
The Lens of Impressionism requires an exhibition ticket.

Late Night Lecture: Monet in Étretat: Tourism, Fishing, and Geology
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
The towering cliffs and pebbled beach at Étretat have long served as striking subjects for artists. Join Dr. Richard Brettell, The Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics at UT Dallas and a renowned expert on impressionist art, to explore Claude Monet’s paintings of this striking coastline—one of his favorite subjects.

Insomniac Tour
10:00 p.m., Meet at the 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
Explore The Lens of Impressionism and think about the connection between painting and photography before creating your own work of art inspired by photographs 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.

French 101 for Kids
8:00–9:00 p.m., The Lens of Impressionism exhibition
Kids, stop by and meet our French-speaking expert Chrystel Lobo and learn selected French phrases and words.
The Lens of Impressionism requires an exhibition ticket.


Atrium Cafe
Enjoy casual dining from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Full bar, beverages, and snacks until 11:00 p.m.
Menu features soup, fresh salads, handcrafted sandwiches and kids combos.

Late Night Friday Tapas Lounge
in 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.

Fleischner Courtyard Lounge
8:00–11:00 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer during Late Night Karaoke.

In case of inclement weather, the Fleischner Courtyard Lounge will be canceled.


At the DMA’s Museum Store, the Museum’s continually changing line-up of special exhibitions along with our own renowned collections inspire books, T-shirts, and a whimsical array of items. Shop now!


DMA Members Experience It All!

  • FREE admission to the collections for a full year
  • FREE access to most special exhibitions—including The Lens of Impressionism
  • Discounts in the Museum’s store, cafe, and restaurant
  • Your parking fee back (DMA Museum garage parking only)
  • FREE access to all Late Nights for a full year
  • And more!


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, May 21
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less

Celebrate the closing of The Lens of Impressionism with concerts, tours, family experiences, and artist demonstrations. Stay late for films, open mic, performances in the galleries, and Creativity Challenges.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is supported by the Donor Circle membership program through leadership gifts of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon and the Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation. Promotional support provided by CBS Radio: JACK and 103.7 Lite FM, The Big 96.3 KSCS, Dallas Observer, and Radio Disney.

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