Schedule of Events

Friday, April 18, 2014
6:00 p.m.–midnight; Free (some special exhibitions require a ticket)
Throughout the night, enjoy music, talks, films, tours, and family activities inspired by Islamic art and culture. Experience a dabke dance performance by Firqet Bladi, watch a calligraphy demonstration, create light graffiti, hear a performance by Islamic Nasheed artists Fez Meghani and Aftab Ali, and more!

If you are a DMA Friend, sign in at a kiosk when you arrive to earn points for attending Late Night. Not a DMA Friend? Sign up for FREE tonight!

6:00 P.M.

Happy Hour Performance featuring American Bedouin
6:00-7:00 p.m., Atrium
Formed by guitarist and bassist Buddy Mohmed, American Bedouin performs a blend of world music, jazz, blues, and folk music. 

Instagram “Light at the DMA” Challenge!
6:00-9:45 p.m., Museum Galleries
Our visitors take the best Instagrams and we’re shining the spotlight on them tonight! Post your interpretation of “Light at the DMA” on Instagram and tag your pics with #DMALightChallenge. We’ll feature participants on Instagram and Twitter all night long. Stop by the C3 Theater between 10:00 p.m. and midnight to see your ‘grams on the big screen!

Late Night Creations
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3) 
Make a light-up sculpture using conductive dough and LEDs! Learn about basic circuitry as you create a unique work of art. All materials are provided, and all ages are welcome. 

6:30 P.M.

Tour: Light in Visual Culture: Nur 
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Aditi Samarth, Faculty in Humanities at Richland College, for an examination of light in the visual culture in our special exhibition Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World.  
A special exhibition ticket is required for this tour.

Vote for the Young Masters People’s Choice Award
6:30–9:30 p.m., Concourse
Vote for the Young Masters People’s Choice Award in Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory.

DMA Friends Information Table 
6:30–9:30 p.m., Concourse, near the Flora Street Entrance
Curious about the DMA Friends free membership program? Staff will be available to answer questions and hear your ideas.  

7:00 P.M.

Savor the Arts Late Night Dinner: Nur 
Seating at 7:00 p.m. 
$75 public, $65 DMA Partner (per person)
Reservations required at 214-922-1858 or atriumcafe@DMA.org. Space is limited.
Enlighten your senses with a Nur-inspired four-course meal and wine pairings prepared by the DMA’s award-winning executive chef, Craig James. The meal will be served in the newly renovated Founders Room.

Amuse
Canapé plate: falafel with tahini and garlic dressing, seared tuna on pickled vegetables and toasted pita, chicken and pistachio ballotine with spiced pineapple relish, warm dates with goat cheese and herb stuffing

First Course
Spiced aubergine salad topped with a crispy poached egg, yogurt, and grilled pita

Entrée
Braised and spiced shoulder of lamb with chickpea, raisin, and pine nut couscous, harissa, and tzatziki

Dessert
Tunisian almond cake drizzled with orange blossom syrup and crème fraîche

Lecture: Heavenly Patterns: The Nature of Islamic Art and Architecture 
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
From Central Asia and India to Spain and Morocco, the arts of the Islamic world embody powerful visions of man’s relationship to god, the sophisticated tastes of Muslim rulers, and a brilliant feeling for abstract color and design. Join Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, for a closer look at this rich work, including the Islamic domed buildings, masterpieces of richly colorful architecture, and Islamic paintings that give an exquisite glimpse of courtly life and the natural world.
Presented by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology

Yoga for Kids! 
7:00–7:30 p.m., C3
Join our resident yogini, BKS Studio Instructor Becky Hines, RYT, for meditation, relaxation, and some very pretzel-like poses. 

Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration
7:00–11:00 p.m., Concourse
Calligraphy is considered the quintessential art form of the Islamic world and appears in virtually every medium, from paper and ceramics to architecture and metalwork. See the details of this decorative script up close, and have your name written by a calligrapher. The calligraphers will write one name per person.
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series 

7:30 P.M.

Bedtime Stories with Arturo 
7:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Kids, wear your pajamas and bring your pillows to hear bedtime stories told by storyteller Ann Marie Newman

Performance in the Gallery 
7:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Listen to world music performed by percussionist and doumbek player Jamal Mohamed as you stroll through the galleries. 

Tour: Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World
7:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Dr. Nada Shabout, Associate Professor–Art Education and Art History and Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at the University of North Texas, for a closer look at our special exhibition, which features over 150 objects!  
A special exhibition ticket is required for this tour.

Discover the DMA’s Volunteer Opportunities
7:30-9:30p.m., Cook Boardroom
Want a fun way to help out in your community? Volunteer at the DMA! Visit DMA staff in the Cook Boardroom to learn more about joining the fun! Summer and year-long opportunities are available.  

8:00 P.M.

Main Stage Performance featuring Firqet Bladi 
8:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a tabla (drum) and dabke (dance) performance by Firqet Bladi, a traditional Palestinian zaffe and dabke group, and then join them for a dabke lesson.

Creativity Challenge
8:00–9:00 p.m., Decorative Arts Galleries
Teams can sign up at the C3 entrance at 7:30 p.m.; limited to the first ten teams.
All independent designers, architects, and creative minds will be eligible to showcase new thought. Do you have what it takes to use the power of design to create form and function that is unique, unimaginable, or unprecedented? We need you! Will your team create the design of the year? Teams will compete against each other with limited materials to showcase their work for a DMA Design Expo!

Late Night Art Bytes: Light Graffiti Patterns
8:00–11:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Make your mark in the dark! Use flashlights, traffic batons, and laser pointers to draw patterns in the air.  

8:30 P.M.

Tour: Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
For a closer look at our Nur exhibition, meet Dr. Melia Belli Bose, Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington, for a tour of the installation, featuring objects from across centuries, some of which have never been seen in the United States! 
A special exhibition ticket is required for this tour.

Young Masters Interviews
8:30–9:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Meet students as they discuss their works with Nancy Churnin, Staff Writer, Dallas Morning News. Young Masters features selected works created by Advanced Placement Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Fine Arts Incentive Program.

9:00 P.M.

Lecture: Light Filtered, Light Abstracted
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Light has always been an essential design factor in the long history of architecture in the Islamic world. From cleverly situated clerestorys and skylights, to pierced domes, to muqarnas, to screened windows and mushrabiyyas, architects have deployed an impressive array of light architecture that still inspires today. Join Dr. Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for a look at some of the most outstanding examples of light elements in Islamic architecture. 

9:30 P.M.

Performance in the Gallery 

9:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Listen to world music performed by percussionist and doumbek player Jamal Mohamed as you stroll through the galleries. 
 
Young Masters Inspire!
9:30–10:00 p.m., Concourse
Stay after the Young Masters interviews to ask students questions and be inspired as they share their creative process.

10:00 P.M.

Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Fez Meghani
10:00 p.m., Atrium 
Fez Meghani is a Dallas-based singer, songwriter, and producer whose music focuses on conveying a message of peace, hope, generosity, kindness, and love. Meghani has released several albums, including A Golden Sunrise, City of Light, and Aag. Along with his musical partner, Aftab Ali, he produced the album From One Soul.

Instagram “Light at the DMA” Challenge Photos
10:00 p.m.-midnight, C3 Theater
See interpretations of “Light at the DMA” on the big screen in the C3 Theater. Throughout the evening, visitors have been submitting photos on the theme via Instagram. Post your own inspired work with the hashtag #DMALightChallenge before 10:00 p.m. and you just might see yours spotlighted too!

10:15 P.M.

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
10:15 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
In this fairytale-like story of longing and belonging from director Nacer Khemir, blind dervish Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter Ishtar wander the desert in search of the great reunion of dervishes. As they journey for days, Bab’Aziz tells his granddaughter the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm, as the pair encounters other travelers with stories of their own. This film is not rated. (96 min.)

10:30 P.M.

Tour: Islamic Works from the Collection 
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Dr. Melia Belli Bose, Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington, takes you on a tour into the wee hours to look at a few of the Islamic works in the DMA’s collection.

11:00 P.M.

DJ in the Galleries
11:00–11:45 p.m., European Galleries, Level 2
Let the light be your guide as you stroll through the galleries and listen to music inspired by the theme of light spun by DJ Yeadef.

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DINING  

DMA Cafe
Relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Atrium while dining on dishes inspired by Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 
Bar service is available until 11:00 p.m. 

Savor the Arts Late Night Dinner: Nur 
Seating at 7:00 p.m. 
$75 public; $65 DMA Partner (per person)
Reservations required at 214-922-1858 or atriumcafe@DMA.org. Space is limited.
Enlighten your senses with a Nur-inspired four-course meal and wine pairings prepared by the DMA’s award-winning executive chef, Craig James. The meal will be served in the newly renovated Founders Room.

MUSEUM STORE

Explore the Museum Store for fun and artistic gifts for the entire family! 

DMA PARTNERS 

DMA Partners experience it all while helping to provide free general admission to the community!
Join tonight and receive three extra months, plus:

•    FREE admission to special exhibitions 
•    FREE parking in the DMA’s underground garage during Museum hours (based on availability) 
•    Reciprocity to hundreds of museums across North America
•    A personalized experience by choosing custom options
•    And so much more! 

SAVE THE DATE!

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, May 16, 2014
6:00 p.m.–midnight; Free (some special exhibitions require a ticket)