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February's Late Night is Date Night at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

February’s Late Night is a Date Night at the Dallas Museum of Art! Enjoy a romantic evening as you explore the newly installed European and Impressionist galleries, listen to songs of romance performed by local musicians, and family friendly activities in the Center for Creative Connections. Stay late for concerts, tours, open mic, and more.

Learn to waltz from the experts from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in the Atrium from 8:00 – 9:00 pm followed by a Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Austin based singer-songwriter Amy Cook at 10:00 pm. Kevin Brockmeier will discuss his new novel about a private journal of love notes, The Illumination at 7:00 pm in Horchow Auditorium. Art historian John House will explore the relationship between Pierre-Auguste Renoir and one of his favorite models Lise Tréhot during the 9:00 pm Brettell Lecture. Join photographer Teresa Rafidi for Feltography in the Tech Lab from 8:00 – 11:00 pm and create one-of-a-kind photos of you and your date outfitted in felt.

Families can enjoy an evening together creating works of art in the Art Studio inspired by the Arts of Africa gallery until 9:00 pm, yoga for kids from 6:30-7:00 pm, and bedtime stories with Arturo at 7:30 in the C3 Theater.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, February 18
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less


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

Late Night Main Stage with Arthur Murray Dance Studio
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Learn to dance the waltz and other ballroom dances with teachers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

Performances in the Galleries
European Galleries, Level 2

7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Classical and romantic music with Mary Medrick and Amy Faires

11:00 p.m.
Stroll through the galleries listening to retro French and European music spun by DJ Wild in the Streets.

Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Amy Cook
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.

Hear a performance by Austin singer-songwriter Amy Cook, whose unique sound blends rock, Americana, and alt-folk and who, according to Rolling Stone, sings “like a brassier, dusty Deborah Harry.” Her latest album, Let the Light In, was produced by Alejandro Escovedo and features contributions from Escovedo, Patty Griffin, and Ben Kweller.

Presented in partnership with KXT 91.7


Community Coffee Appearance
6:00-11:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out), Atrium
Sample Community Coffee’s special blends and pick up a $2 off coupon and a free coffee scoop.

Fresh Ink with Kevin Brockmeier
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 the Museum Store.

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia. His new novel, The Illumination (February 2011), chronicles what happens to a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife in the aftermath of a fatal car accident.

Twitter Treasure Hunts
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Museum Galleries
Keep an eye on @DallasMuseumArt or to see clues for our Twitter Treasure Hunt. The first person to find the work of art will win a prize.

Members Lounge at Late Night
7:00-10:00 p.m., Cook Family Boardroom, M2
Meet other members and discuss exhibitions or test your knowledge of the DMA’s collections.

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 C3 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.

8:00-11:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Pose, perform, or play! Join photographer Teresa Rafidi for a fun-felt evening of feltography. She will be making one-of-a-kind photos of you outfitted in felt. Images will be available to you on Flickr at a later date.

Late Night Art Bytes
10:00–11:00 p.m., 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.


Modigliani (2004)
8:15 p.m., C3 Theater

Set in Paris in 1919, Modigliani tells the story of the acclaimed modernist artist Amedeo Modigliani (played by Andy Garcia), best known for his striking portraits and nudes, at the height of his tragically short life and career. The film highlights the artist’s last days and his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. After the film, be sure to visit Modigliani’s Boy in Short Pants, on view in the Museum’s re-installed European galleries on Level 2.

This film is rated R, and viewer discretion is advised (128 minutes).

SLANT 45: The Movie (2011)
10:15 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

A documentary film by Mark Birnbaum, SLANT 45: The Movie tells the inspiring story of teams that accepted the SLANT 45 challenge and found creative and innovative ways to transform their communities. From collecting cans for the food bank and Legos for hospitalized children to starting a graffiti abatement program and producing a talent show for a homeless shelter, these children show that everyone has the power to make a difference.

This film is not rated (87 minutes).

Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society


Tour: European Collections
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join DMA staff for a tour of the newly installed European galleries.

Brettell Lecture Series: The Many Faces of Renoir’s Lise Tréhot
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Lise Tréhot was Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s companion between 1866 and 1872 and one of his favorite models during that time. Distinguished art historian John House, of London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, will explore Renoir’s paintings of Lise, including two important works in the DMA’s Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, and the varied guises in which he represented her. Dr. House will share recently revealed biographical information that adds new dimensions to understanding the role that Lise Tréhot played in Renoir’s life and art.

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.


My Place in Space
6:00–7:30 p.m., Arturo’s Nest, Center for Creative Connections
Use blocks, puzzles, and games to explore the space around you in this activity just for children 2-4.

Late Night Creations
6:00–9:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections
Search for animals on Level 3 in the African art collection before creating an animal-inspired costume in the Art 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
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.
Full bar, beverages, and snacks until 11:00 p.m.
A full menu is offered including hot sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, tacos, quesadillas, and more.


The store celebrates February with gifts for all sweethearts! Choose chocolates, jewelry, watches, books, and more. Whatever your choice, delight your Valentine with 20% off any single gift purchased. Friday night only, February 18, present your Late Night schedule and ask for the “sweetheart special.”


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, March 18
6:00 p.m.–midnight; admission $10 or less

Experience the worlds and spaces of Dr. Seuss with programs celebrating Seuss books and characters and our new C3 exhibition Encountering Space. Pop-up artist David A. Carter, who created pop-up adaptations of Horton Hears a Who! and Oh, The Places You’ll Go, will give a pop-up presentation and workshop.

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