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Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, June 18, 2010

Join us for a Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center will all be open until midnight. Enjoy the start of summer as the DMA travels to the coast in celebration of the exhibition Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea. At 9:00 p.m. join us for an outdoor concert featuring Guitar Legend Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale. Throughout the evening enjoy Polynesian dance performances, ukulele musicians in the galleries, surf music by DJ Wild in the Streets, a screening of Back to the Beach, tours, family activities, and more.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, June 18
6:00 p.m.–midnight


Late Night Summer Concert featuring Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale
9:00 p.m., Ross Avenue Plaza

Join us for our Summer Block Party celebrating Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea with an outdoor concert featuring Guitar Legend Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale with generous support from the Fender Company. Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, invented surf music in the 1950s, was the first rock guitarist to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, and was nominated for a Grammy Award with Stevie Ray Vaughan for music in the motion picture Back to the Beach. His music has also been featured in Pulp Fiction and Escape from L.A.

Inside the Museum, you can participate in other Late Night events from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission to the concert on Ross Avenue Plaza is included in general admission to the Museum, which is $10 for the public and free for DMA members.


Happy Hour with Island Boogie Steel Drum Band
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Be transported to the islands with the hot Caribbean rhythms and cool topical grooves of the Island Boogie Steel Drum Band.

Dallas Museum of Art and Crow Collection of Asian Art present Grace Hula Dance
6:30 p.m., Flora Street
Watch traditional Polynesian and island dancing performed by Grace Hula Dance.

DJ in the Atrium
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy dinner while listening to surf music from the 50s and 60s with DJ Wild in the Streets.

Performances in the Galleries
8:30 and 11:00 p.m., Level 4 Landing
Stroll through the American galleries while listening to music on the ukulele performed by Mark Levine and Don Aspromonte.

Late Night After Hours featuring Iris Leu
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, hear a performance by Iris Leu, a singer-songwriter from Dallas whose folk-pop sound has made her a rising star in the North Texas music scene. Leu will perform with special guest Hanzu.

Late Night Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10:00–11:30 p.m., Gallery III, Crow Collection of Asian Art
Tonight’s Late Night Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen will take place at the Crow Collection.


Sound Installation in Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea
6:00 p.m.–midnight, Coastlines exhibition
Experience a unique multilayer sound installation designed by graduate students and faculty in the Arts and Technology program at UT Dallas, in collaboration with students from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in Toulon, France. This sound installation is an education initiative undertaken in part with the support of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange).

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

Fresh Ink with Jake Silverstein
8:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Don’t miss Jake Silverstein, editor of Texas Monthly, as he discusses his first book, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction. Author Annie Dillard said, “You’ll find pleasures on every page of this warm and funny book. I’ve never read anything like it. It is both wholly original and completely companionable. Jake Silverstein’s Nothing Happened and Then It Did is a masterful literary debut.”

Museum Art Challenge on Twitter
8:30–10:30 p.m. DMA, Crow, and Nasher Galleries
How well do you know the three art museums of the Dallas Arts District? Test your knowledge with the Museum Art Challenge. Starting at 8:30 p.m., there will be one tweet sent out per hour (three tweets total) with the hashtag #ArtHunt providing a clue as to where you can find the next work of art. Be the first to find all three clues and you could win a prize you can enjoy all year long!

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.

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.


Back to the Beach
10:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Twenty-five years after they first played beach blanket bingo, Annette Funicello and the Big Kahuna (Frankie Avalon) are married and enjoying a quiet life in suburban Ohio. In this satire of the classic beach party films of the 1960s, they return to Southern California and go back to the beach! The film features Grammy-winning music by Late Night Summer Concert performer Dick Dale and Texas music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan.
This film is rated PG (92 minutes).

Promotional support provided by The Dallas Film Society


Late Night Lecture: Surf Culture
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Join author and historian Domenic Priore to discover the roots of surf culture and its influence on art, music, design, film, and fashion. After the lecture, Priore will sign copies of his book Pop Surf Culture in front of the Museum Store.

Dallas Arts District Twitter Tour
7:30 p.m.
Follow the hashtag #ArtTour to learn more about the Dallas Arts District with a walking tour. We will tweet the tour starting at 7:30 p.m., so you can go on the walking tour through the district while following the tweets live, or you can take the tour anytime by simply looking up the hashtag #ArtTour. The tweets for the #ArtTour will start at the DMA.

Progressive Museum Tour
8:00 p.m.
Tour all three art museums (DMA, Crow Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center) to see highlights from their collections. The starting location will be announced soon.

Insomniac Tour
10:00 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Services Desk
Tour the collections until the wee hours with 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
View portraits in Through the Eyes of Our Children—Something Beautiful and in the Museum’s collections before creating your own portrait 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.


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

Late Night Friday Tapas Lounge
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. Also enjoy a sophisticated small-plate tapas menu and desserts.
Reservations recommended for parties of five or more. Call 214-922-1858.
Seating on Wisteria Terrace weather permitting

Ross Plaza Snack Station
8:00–10:00 p.m., Ross Avenue Plaza
Purchase drinks and snacks for the outdoor concert featuring Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale.


At the DMA’s Museum Store, the Museum’s continually changing lineup of special exhibitions along with our own renowned collections inspire books, T-shirts, and a whimsical array of items. Don’t forget to visit the exhibition store in Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are also open until midnight!


DMA Members Experience It All!

  • FREE admission to the collections for a full year
  • Discounts in the Museum’s store, cafe, and restaurant
  • FREE parking the Museum’s garage (based on availability)
  • FREE access to all Late Nights for a full year
  • And more!


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, July 16
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less
Cool off inside the Museum and explore the Coastlines exhibition with a fun-filled evening of music, tours, family experiences, performances inspired by the sea, films, Creativity Challenges, and artist talks.

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