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All Night Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art for the Closing of Lens of Impressionism

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

6:00 p.m., Friday May 21 through 5:00 p.m., Saturday May 22

This month only, you don’t have to go home at midnight. Stay and enjoy the closing weekend of The Lens of Impressionism with an All Night Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art. The Museum will stay open round-the-clock, offering half price ($8) exhibition tickets to see The Lens of Impressionism from midnight until 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Also starting at midnight until 10 a.m, you can receive half-off any one item purchased in the exhibition stores as well as half-off Starbucks.

Late Night programs are included in general admission to the Museum. The Lens of Impressionism requires a special ticket.

The Lens of Impressionism Closing Weekend Schedule of Events

Join us for an All Night Late Night on Friday, May 21st and see the exhibition before it closes. Enjoy films, lectures, and family experiences.

All night Friday 11 a.m. to Saturday 5:00 p.m. (Lens tickets half price, $8, starting at midnight and continuing to 10 a.m. Saturday)

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 21 – All Night Late Night:

Happy Hour featuring the Stradivarius String Quartet
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Start off your evening with a classical music performance by the Stradivarius String Quartet.

Performances in the Galleries
European Galleries, Level 2

7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Stroll through the European galleries listening to classical music from the 19th century with Mary Medrick and Amy Faires.

11:00 p.m.
DJ Wild in the Streets spins retro French music as you explore the European galleries.

Late Night Main Stage
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Be transported to France with a performance of French cabaret music, including the music of Edith Piaf, performed by the Diana Dill Savage Quartet.

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 the case of inclement weather, karaoke will be canceled and DJ Mark Ridlen will perform a DJ set in the Museum galleries.

Late Night After Hours featuring DoVE HunTER
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Join us for 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 features DoVE HunTER, an indie rock band from Dallas known for their intense live shows. Their first album, The Southern Unknown, garnered them the award for “Best Indie Band” by the Dallas Observer and they have played with The Toadies, MGMT, Erykah Badu, and The Polyphonic Spree.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tech Lab: Open Lab
7:00–9:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Experiment with technology and art in this drop-in, hands-on session.

Artist Demonstration with Frank Lopez
7:00–9:00 p.m., Concourse
Join artist Frank Lopez to learn about the ambrotype, a 19th-century photography technique.

Twitter Treasure Hunts
Every hour from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Museum galleries
Keep an eye on @DallasMuseumArt or Twitter.com/DallasMuseumArt to see 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.

Creativity Challenges
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 inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collections.
Limited to ten 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.

Image and Sound: Creating the Coastlines Experience
8:30–9:30 p.m., C3 Theater, , Center for Creative Connections
Meet the graduate students and faculty from the UT Dallas Arts and Technology program who created the sound installation for the exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea. Hear about their process and collaborative work with students from the University of the South in Toulon, France.

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.

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.

FILMS

Fan Favorites: French Filmmakers
Selected times, Horchow Auditorium
From early classics by Jean Renoir to the Nouvelle Vague and contemporary hits like Amélie, French filmmakers have a long tradition of creating beautiful and innovative movies. Vote for your favorite classic French film from the list below. The winning films will be shown at the May Late Night event. Cast your vote here!

Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society.

TOURS & LECTURES

Late Night Lecture: La Pausa Before La Pausa
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection is a gem of the Dallas Museum of Art both for its outstanding works of art and for the unique setting that replicates the couple’s home, Villa La Pausa, on the Côte d’Azur. Before it was purchased by Emery Reves, La Pausa was already a house full of art and glittering guests. Join Olivier Meslay, DMA Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, to discover the rich history of this idyllic seaside villa.

Tour: Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Explore the new exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea with DMA curator Dr. Heather MacDonald.

Tour: The Lens of Impressionism
9:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Stacie Jackson, McDermott Intern for Public Programs, for a tour of The Lens of Impressionism.
The Lens of Impressionism requires an exhibition ticket.

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.

FAMILY EXPERIENCES

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
Think about travel as you view works of art in the Lens of Impressionism and Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea exhibitions and then come to the studio to make your own travel poster.

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.

FOOD SERVICE

Atrium Cafe
Enjoy casual dining 5:00–10:00 p.m.
A full menu is offered including hot sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, tacos, quesadillas, and more.
Full bar service, Starbucks coffees, frozen drinks, and snacks until 11:00 p.m.

Half Price Starbucks 12:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Breakfast Grill with Half Price Starbucks 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy casual dining 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Late Night Tapas in
Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant

5:00–10:00 p.m., south end of the building on Level 2
Happy hour cocktails served from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. featuring half-price cocktails and half-price bottled wines. Throughout the evening enjoy a “small plate” tapas menu by Executive Chef Jason Ferraro and half-price bottled wines. Large groups of six or more require a reservation; visit DallasMuseumofArt.org or call 214-922-1858.
Seating on Wisteria Terrace weather permitting

Complimentary Tea Demonstration
featuring Matcha, one of Nature’s Oldest and Healthiest Offerings
7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Corner Room, Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant
Join us as our friends from the Cultured Cup teach us about matcha, the powdered green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. A special guest will be on hand to demonstrate the traditional method of making matcha. Learn modern applications in food and cocktail recipes as well as the many health benefits you can gain by consuming matcha.
Demonstrations are first-come, first-seated; each class is limited to thirty-five guests.

Saturday, May 22:

Half Price Lens of Impressionism Tickets
Midnight – 10:00 a.m., Tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk
See the Lens of Impressionism for $8 (half-price ticket) before it closes on Sunday. After your see the Lens of Impressionism you can explore the new exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea to learn about other artists who were inspired by the coast.

Live Music in the Atrium
Midnight – 1:00 a.m., Atrium
Before purchasing a half-price exhibition ticket (available from Midnight to 10 a.m.) for The Lens of Impressionism enjoy drinks and live music in the Atrium Cafe.

Art and Yoga: Coastlines
9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Coastlines Exhibition
Join Michelle Mock for a relaxing yoga session surrounded by images of land and sea and sound-scapes inspired by the works in our new exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea.

Tour of Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea
11:00 a.m., Meet at the Main Visitor Services Desk
Tour the new exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea to learn about other artists who are inspired by coastal landscapes.

Live Music in the Atrium
Noon – 1:00 p.m., Atrium
Grab a bite to eat in our Atrium Cafe while listening to French cabaret music.

Studio Creations
1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections
Think about travel as you view works of art in the Lens of Impressionism and the Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea exhibition and then come to the Studio to make your own travel poster.

Saturday Lecture Series: Anarchists at the Beach: The Neo-Impressionists in Normandy
2:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Join Dr. Heather MacDonald, The DMA Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art, for a discussion of the neo-impressionists’ seascapes within the tradition of coastal landscape painting in France during the nineteenth century.

Family Film: Who Is the Artist? Artists of the Post-Impressionism: Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Seurat
2:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
After viewers are introduced to twenty-four masterworks, they are shown other paintings by the same artists and asked to identify “who is the artist?” Throughout the program, viewers are given the opportunity to interact with the paintings as they are presented. (26 min., ages 9 and up)

Bancroft Family Concert
3:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Enjoy a concert of classic chamber music with the Fine Arts Chamber Players.

smARTphone Tours of The Lens of Impressionism
All Day, The Lens of Impressionism exhibition
Use 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.

Sunday, May 23

Fan Favorites: France on Film
Selected Times, C3 Theater
American and French filmmakers alike have used the streets of Paris, the lavender fields of Provence, the beaches of the French Riviera, and the coast of Normandy as the backdrop for comedies, dramas, musicals, and romantic films. The DMA’s Facebook fans have voted for their favorite films set in France and the winners will be shown throughout the day.

Studio Creations
1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections
Think about travel as you view works of art in the Lens of Impressionism and the Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea exhibition and then come to the Studio to make your own travel poster.

Family Film: Who Is the Artist? Artists of the Post-Impressionism: Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Seurat
2:00 p.m., C3 Theater
After viewers are introduced to twenty-four masterworks, they are shown other paintings by the same artists and asked to identify “who is the artist?” Throughout the program, viewers are given the opportunity to interact with the paintings as they are presented. (26 min., ages 9 and up)

smARTphone Tours of The Lens of Impressionism
All Day, The Lens of Impressionism exhibition
Use 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.

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