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Nasher Sculpture Center Debuts 'Til Midnight at the Nasher Presented by Reliant Energy

This Friday, June 18, will be the band Emerald City and movie The Wizard of Oz.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is excited to introduce a new outdoor entertainment series entitled ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher presented by Reliant Energy. The series will take place the third Friday of every month and debut on Friday, May 21 with an evening celebrating the Beatles, including a live performance by the Dallas tribute band, Hard Night’s Day, followed by the featured movie presentation, Hard Day’s Night.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher offers guests the opportunity to experience the magnificence of the Nasher garden and galleries at night,” said Jane Offenbach, Director of External Affairs for the Nasher Sculpture Center. “We are excited to welcome Reliant Energy as the presenting sponsor of this new series that will engage audiences with art, music, and film.”

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher will take place from 6 pm until 12 midnight on the third Friday of every month from May 21 to September 17. The events will feature paired concerts and movies, al fresco dining, gallery tours, and exclusive late-night viewings of James Turrell’s skyspace, Tending, (Blue).

“The Nasher Sculpture Center is an important part of the vibrant arts community in North Texas, and we’re proud to help bring this exciting, new series to Dallas,” said Tom Gros, Senior Vice President, Reliant Energy. “Supporting the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are as a company. Working with organizations like the Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCAs in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, and now with the Nasher is another way to demonstrate this commitment.”

The event is free with admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for Members.

Band/Movie Schedule:

May 21
Band: Hard Night’s Day
Movie: Hard Day’s Night

June 18
Band: Emerald City
Movie: The Wizard of Oz

July 16
Band: Petty Theft
Movie: To Catch a Thief

August 20
Band: Cuvee
Movie: Dreamgirls

September 17
Band: Havana NRG!
Movie: West Side Story

Schedule of Events:

  • 7 – 9 p.m. Live Concert
  • 9 – 11 p.m. Movie Presentation
  • 6 – 9:30 p.m. Dining by Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • 6:30 & 8 p.m. Gallery Tours
  • 11 p.m. – 12 midnight Countdown to Midnight – Tending, (Blue)
  • 6 – 11 p.m. Members VIP Tent

Activity Descriptions:

Live Concert
7 – 9 p.m.: Dallas’ most popular bands play live in the Garden for a two-hour concert leading up to the featured movie presentation.

Movie Presentation
9 – 11 p.m.: The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to partner with the Dallas Film Society, producer of Dallas International Film Festival, for outdoor, big-screen movies in the Garden designed to compliment the evening’s featured band.

Dining by Wolfgang Puck Catering
6 – 9:30 p.m.: From salads and sandwiches, to pizzas and picnics, Nasher Cafe offers a variety of dining options to be enjoyed in the café or on a blanket in the Garden. A la carte options will be available for $8 to $11. Specialty pizzas are $8 each. Guests will also want to sample the signature cocktails titled to coincide with the featured theme of the evening.

Guests may also call ahead to order custom picnic baskets featuring artisan cheeses and gourmet crackers, champagne grapes, pesto chicken salad, pasta salad and dill potato salad, specialty breads and chocolate covered strawberries. A bottle of red or white wine is included. Picnic baskets are $50 each, accommodate two to four people, and may be ordered up to a week in advance by calling 214.242.5144.

Gallery Tours
6:30 & 8 p.m.: Guests will have two opportunities to take a guided tour of the Nasher Collection and current exhibition with Education Curator, Stephen Ross.

Countdown to Midnight – Tending, (Blue)
11 p.m. – 12 midnight: View James Turrell’s skyspace, Tending, (Blue) in the evening hours for a truly mesmerizing experience available exclusively to the public during ‘Til Midnight. Tending, (Blue) is the only artwork specifically commissioned for the Nasher and features an open aperture to the sky with a continuously changing light show that alters one’s perception of the sky.

Members VIP Tent
6 – 11 p.m.: Members of the Nasher Sculpture Center are invited to enjoy a special VIP tent in the Garden featuring cooling misters provided by Reliant Energy, additional seating, and food and cocktail selections available for purchase.

About Reliant Energy:

Reliant Energy provides electricity and energy services to more than 1.6 million retail customers—including homes, small and large businesses, manufacturing facilities, government entities and institutions across Texas. As part of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), Reliant Energy is backed by one of the nation’s largest power producers. NRG owns and operates more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity, including more than 11,000 megawatts of capacity in Texas. For more information about Reliant Energy products and services, visit

About the Nasher Sculpture Center:

Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to the display and study of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Center is located on a 2.4-acre site in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Renzo Piano, a world-renowned architect and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1998, is the architect of the Center’s 55,000-square-foot building. Piano worked in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker on the design of the 1.4-acre sculpture garden.

The Nasher Sculpture Center was the longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who together formed one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection includes masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, and Serra, among others, and continues to grow and evolve.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections. In addition to indoor gallery space, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and remains open into the evening for special events. General Admission to the Center is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, visit

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