Schedule of Events

Friday, September 19, 2014
Join us for our annual Fall Block Party and see the exhibition Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne. The Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art will also be open until midnight. And don't forget to stop by and meet the Dallas Mavs street team outside our Flora Street Entrance!

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6:00 P.M.      

Happy Hour Performance featuring Trio Pastiche
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Start your evening with a performance of French and European art music, including music by Fauré, Gaubert, Giuliani, and others. Trio Pastiche features Mary Medrick on piano, Paul Dutka on flutes, and Eddy Healy on guitar, with Lori Gerard on percussion. 

Instagram Challenge: Block Party Squares
6:00 p.m.-midnight, Museum Galleries
Post your creative photos of something square you spot at the Block Party on Instagram and tag your pics with #DMAsquared. Watch for highlights on the DMA Instagram and Twitter (@DallasMuseumArt) accounts and stop by C3 to see your ’grams on the monitor wall!

Dallas Mavericks Appearance
6:00–10:00 p.m., Outside the Flora Street Entrance
Stop by to meet the Dallas Mavs street team, try your hand at dunking and shooting with the Mavericks’ Pop-a-Shot game, and learn more about becoming a season ticket holder. After 7:00 p.m., take your photo with the Dallas Mavs dancers and ManiAACs.
 
Sculpture Garden Bar featuring DJ Wild in the Streets
6:00–10:00 p.m., Sculpture Garden 
Listen to retro French and European music spun by DJ Wild in the Streets while enjoying a glass of wine or Texas beer. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the cash bar.  

Late Night Creations: Painting en Plein Air
6:00–10:00 p.m., Fleischner Courtyard 
As the sun sets, draw and paint using watercolor and watercolor pencils outdoors in the Fleischner Courtyard. The practice of painting en plein air, or “in the open air,” was popular among impressionist artists who sought to capture the effects of light and shadow. All supplies are provided and all ages are welcome.

6:30 P.M.

Progressive Tour
6:30 p.m., Meet at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Take a tour through the highlights of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art on this progressive tour! 

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.

Dallas Mavericks Drum Line
7:00 p.m., Concourse
Kick off the evening as the Dallas Mavericks drum line leads a procession up the Concourse to the Flora Street Entrance, where you can meet Champ and the Dallas Mavs dancers and ManiAACs. 

Lecture: A Discussion on “Mind’s Eye”
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Join Olivier Meslay, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, and William B. Jordan, art historian, collector, and co-curator of Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne, for a discussion on this exhibition, bringing together over 100 works on paper. Featuring everything from quick sketches to watercolors, Mind’s Eye offers insight into the methods of many well-known artists and an intimate view of their approach to art.  

Yoga for Kids! 
7:00–7:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Join our yogini, Laura Tucker, for meditation, relaxation, and some very pretzel-like poses. 

Late Night Art Bytes: Photoshop Drop-In
7:00–8:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Drop in to learn about photographer Erika Edwards’ artistic process and experiment with Adobe Photoshop.

Twitter Scavenger Hunt 
7:00-8:00 p.m., Dallas Arts District
Keep an eye on Twitter for clues from participating Arts District organizations using the hashtag #ArtHunt; the clues provide hints to specific locations in the District. Pick up a token at each location and turn them all in to the Dallas Arts District table on Harwood. The first 25 winners will receive a prize!

The Mother Load Opening Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections
The Mother Load is an ongoing collaborative project launched by Lesli Robertson and Natalie Macellaio that engages with women who lead the creative life of an artist while also being a mother. Documenting the words and work of women from across the globe, this project explores the balance of nurturing one’s life and one’s art.  At tonight's opening reception, Robertson and Macellaio will be available to talk with visitors about the installation.

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., European Galleries, Level 2 
Listen to duets of French musettes and tangos performed on the accordion and violin by Mary Medrick and Katrina Kratzer.  

8:00 P.M.

Main Stage featuring the Stradivarius String Quartet
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a performance by the Stradivarius String Quartet, whose repertoire is massive, ranging from music written in the 17th century to modern-day classics.

Late Night Art Bytes: Artificial Impressionism
8:00–11:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Learn to Photoshop like the masters! Photographer Erika Edwards will lead three hands-on workshops exploring how to use Adobe Photoshop tools to transform your photographs into a painterly masterpiece. Workshops will be held at 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. Space is limited; stop by the Tech Lab to sign up for workshops.

8:30 P.M.

Tour: Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne 
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join artist Michael O’Keefe for an artist's perspective about the nature of works on paper from preparatory work to finished drawings.
This tour requires a special exhibition ticket. 

9:00 P.M.

Lecture: Conserving “Mind’s Eye”
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Works on paper can be some of the most delicate works of art in a museum. The current exhibition Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne features many rarely seen works, due to their fragile nature. Join paper conservator Tish Brewer, owner of The Center for Art Conservation, a Dallas-based conservation company dedicated to prolonging the life of works on paper, for a closer look at the intricate processes used in paper conservation and what sets these works apart in a museum’s collection. 

Creativity Challenge: Extreme Makeover
9:00–10:00 p.m., American Galleries, Level 4
Teams can sign up at the C3 entrance at 8:30 p.m.; limited to the first ten teams.
From "not" to hot! Join us in this extreme challenge: Art in America edition. Your team will compete in this ultimate challenge to make over the faces of the past. 

9:30 P.M.

Performance in the Gallery 
9:30 p.m., European Galleries, Level 2 
Listen to duets of French musettes and tangos performed on the accordion and violin by Mary Medrick and Katrina Kratzer

10:00 P.M.

Late Night After Hours Showcase featuring the Dallas String Quartet
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
The Dallas String Quartet takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artist like Beethoven and Bono collide. Led by award-winning violist Ion Zanca, and accompanied by cellist Gaston Colloca and violinists Melissa Priller and Tatiana Glava, this group feels right at home in a variety of genres.

10:30 P.M.

Insomniac Tour: Drawing in the Collection 
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Explore the DMA’s collection into the wee hours with Laura Bruck for a look at drawings and works on paper throughout our galleries.

Film: The Illusionist (2010)
10:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Drawing comes to life in this French animated film by the Oscar-winning director Sylvain Chomet, known for The Triplets of Belleville, following a down-on-his-luck illusionist as he leaves his beloved Paris in search of work. Performing in fringe theaters and bars, he meets a young fan, Alice, who is captivated by his seemingly otherworldly abilities. The pair’s ensuing adventure brings them closer and changes both of their lives forever. In French with English subtitles. This film is rated PG. (80 min.)  

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DINING  

DMA Cafe
Relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Atrium while dining on dishes inspired by the DMA’s collection from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Bar service is available until 11:00 p.m. 

Sculpture Garden Bar
6:00–10:00 p.m., Sculpture Garden 
Listen to retro French and European music spun by DJ Wild in the Streets while enjoying a glass of wine or Texas beer. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the cash bar.  

MUSEUM STORE

Explore the Museum Store for fun and artistic gifts for the entire family! Don’t forget, you can shop anytime at shopDMA.org.

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DMA PARTNERS 

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•    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, October 17, 2014
6:00 p.m.–midnight, Free (some special exhibitions require a ticket)
Explore drawings in the DMA’s collection and the exhibition Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne through music, dance, talks, Studio Creations, and more!