Late Nights

The art doesn't go home.
Why should you?

Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! Be sure to check out our Late Night Video on YouTube! 

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FREE (some exhibitions require an admission ticket )

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Format: 4/25/14

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - midnight

Friday, May 16
Stay up late and explore the stars at the DMA! Play a constellation game on Ross Avenue Plaza, hear how one scholar used astronomy to solve mysteries in art, and learn more about the astrolabes featured in the "Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World" exhibition.

Late Night Lecture

Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art
Dr. Donald W. Olson has spent years applying his distinctive brand of forensic astronomy to artworks throughout history to uncover previously unknown details about their origins. Join us for a closer look at his work, including artists such as van Gogh and Turner to his most recent work on Monet.
7:00 p.m., Friday, May 16

Special Event: Constellation Game

Calling all stargazers! Designed by graduate students from UT Dallas, this interactive experience allows you to use a motion controller to “draw” your own stellar objects in a projected sky above. Connect the stars as you see fit, and invent your own mythic tales. 
8:00-11:00 p.m., Friday, May 16

Late Night Main Stage

Covering music stars, from The Beatles to Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, Rockestra is an experience of epic proportions! Founded by world-renowned cellist Buffi Jacobs of Polyphonic Spree, Rockestra incorporates vast musical knowledge and instrument mastery into a truly unique musical experience..
8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16


Late Night After Hours Showcase

Hares on the Mountain plays rowdy, messy, and loud folk music. Formed in Denton, Texas, Hares on the Mountain throws together influences from traditional American, English, and Irish folk songs, punk, psychedelic noise, rock, and country music. 
10:00 p.m., Friday, May 16