Bohemian Night in the Museums

The Arts District comes alive the 3rd Friday of every month.

In January we celebrate the DMA’s 111th birthday with a night of music, dancing, talks, art activities, performances in the galleries, films, and more!

The headliner will be BRAVE COMBO


Happy Hour Performance featuring Diana Dill Savage
6:00-7:00p.m., Atrium
Be transported to the 1940s with the music of Rosemary Clooney, Billie Holiday, and others performed by Diana Dill Savage. 


Late Night Creations: Mixed-Media Birthday Hats
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3) 
Create a festive hat to celebrate the Museum’s birthday inspired by works of art in our collection! Earn extra DMA Friends points by taking your picture with your hat in front of your chosen artwork. All materials are provided, and all ages are welcome.

6:30 P.M.


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


A Sneak Peak: Hopper’s Women
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join author and art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary for a spotlight on the women in Edward Hopper’s life: his artist-wife, Jo, and his secret girlfriend, Alta Hilsdale. Get all the details of Hopper’s women at Colleary’s lecture in Horchow Auditorium at 9:00 p.m.
An special exhibition ticket is required for this tour.

7:00 P.M.


Fresh Ink featuring Amy Grace Loyd
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Pick up your free tickets at the Will Call table beginning at 6:00 p.m. Following the program, there will be a book signing outside the Museum Store. 
Amy Grace Loyd’s debut novel, The Affairs of Others, delves into many of the same themes and settings as Edward Hopper’s art—observing and being observed and the sense of solitude even in the midst of an urban environment. Her novel is a Rear Window story of sorts described with Hitchcockian detail. Loyd worked on this story on the subway to and from her job as the executive editor of Byliner, which might be why New York City feels like a flesh-and-blood character. Author Richard Russo praised it, saying, “Debut novels don’t come any more sure-handed and deftly written than [this one.]” 


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. 


NEW! Art to Go Family Totes
7:00–9:00 p.m., Hoffman Galleries, Level 1
Ready to have a tote-ally good time at the DMA? Try out a DMA Art to Go family tote bag! Choose the color-themed tote or the sensory tote and have fun with your family using the activities to explore works of art. 

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 Galleries 
7:30 p.m., Level 4 Landing, American Galleries
Actor Lydia Mackay will read a selection of poems and short stories by poets and authors inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, including Anne Carson, Sherwood Anderson, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates and others.
 
Twitter Treasure Hunts
7:30 p.m., Museum Galleries
Keep an eye on @DallasMuseumArt and #DMAnights to see clues for our Twitter Treasure Hunt. The first person to find the work of art will win a prize. 

8:00 P.M.


Late Night Main Stage featuring Brave Combo 
8:00 p.m., Atrium
Dance to the nuclear polka sounds of Brave Combo, a popular group based in Denton, Texas. Founded in 1979 by keyboardist, guitarist, accordionist and singer Carl Finch, Brave Combo has been nominated seven times for a Grammy Award and won twice. 


Late Night Art Bytes: Remix, Choices in Digital Video
8:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Experiment with digital video basics and learn how editing choices such as timing, sequence, framing and sound create infinite storytelling possibilities. Participants will view work by contemporary video artists and learn the tools and techniques to create a digital video sequence of their own. Videos created during these workshops will be on view during the February Late Night. 

8:30 P.M.


Fresh Ink: Dallas Noir
8:30 p.m., C3 Theater 
Pick up your free tickets at the Will Call table beginning at 6:00 p.m. Following the program, there will be a book signing outside the Museum Store. 
Don’t miss the chance to explore noir fiction with some of the most celebrated writers in Dallas: Matt Bondurant, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes and Kathleen Kent. Editor David Hale Smith said in the introduction to his anthology Dallas Noir, “In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked—except on November 22 every year. . . . On that day in 1963, Dallas became noir.” This evening will explore Dallas, its legacy, and the incredible writing talent that resides here.

9:00 P.M.


Late Night Lecture: Hopper’s Women
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Famously known as an introvert and a recluse, Edward Hopper had few close friends and fewer love interests, with only two known relationships before his marriage to his beloved wife, Josephine. The discovery of 58 previously unknown letters and one note from Alta Hilsdale brings to light a previously unknown romance. Author and art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary was given one of the first looks at the correspondence, which details a loving yet frequently cantankerous relationship. Join her for a look at these letters, Hopper’s relationship with Hilsdale and his artist-wife, Jo, and what they reveal about this shy and reclusive American artist.

9:30 P.M.


Twitter Treasure Hunts
9:30 p.m., Museum Galleries
Keep an eye on @DallasMuseumArt and #DMAnights to see clues for our Twitter Treasure Hunt. The first person to find the work of art will win a prize. 


Performance in the Galleries
9:30 p.m. Hopper Drawing exhibition, Level 1
Actor Lydia Mackay will read a selection of poems and short stories by poets and authors inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, including Anne Carson, Sherwood Anderson, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates and others.
A special exhibition ticket is required for this performance.


Late Night Art Bytes: Remix, Choices in Digital Video

9:30 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Experiment with digital video basics and learn how editing choices such as timing, sequence, framing and sound create infinite storytelling possibilities. Participants will view work by contemporary video artists and learn the tools and techniques to create a digital video sequence of their own. Videos created during these workshops will be on view during the February Late Night. 


Creativity Challenge
9:30–10:30 p.m., Meet in C3
Teams can sign up at the C3 entrance at 9:30 p.m.; limited to the first 10 teams. 
Gather your friends and partners together to compete in this badge-worthy challenge! Are you able to express your choice and that you have an influential voice? Even if you are with your chum or closest foe, you will get to point out what you know! 

10:00 P.M.


Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Two Knights
10:00 p.m., Atrium 
The Denton-based duo of Parker Lawson and Miles DeBruin perform their style of math rock. In 2011 they were nominated by the Dallas Observer for Best New Act, and last year they released their latest album, A Lot of Bad Things Have Happened, But We’re Still Here.

10:30 P.M.


Force of Evil (1948)
10:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Recognized as one of the great American film noirs, Force of Evil, directed by Abraham Polonsky, reflects the gritty and realistic scenes that influenced Edward Hopper in his works, as it follows lawyer Joe Morse, working for a powerful gangster, Tucker, who wishes to consolidate and control the numbers racket in New York. It is said that Polonsky, on a break from shooting the film in New York, took one of Hollywood's great cinematographers, George Barnes, to an exhibition of Hopper paintings and said, "That's what I want this picture to look like"—and it did.  This film is rated PG. (78 mins.)


Insomniac Tour: The DMA’s Favorites  
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Laura Bruck for a late night tour of some of the DMA’s favorite works in celebration of our 111th birthday! 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    First meet up with this group,it was great meeting everyone.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Lily

    had a blast on the dance floor and enjoyed the Hopper exhibit. thsnks David love the DMA late nites!

    January 18, 2014

  • John G.

    Excellent night, I wanted to stay and watch but I have played music on stage in the past. I just find staying in one place for a night of activities while I can hear the music in the museum from almost anywhere. The talk on Hooper was enlightening, the work displayed was great as always and the movie a technique called "Film noir" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir. While interestingly dated, the dialogue was somewhat camp style light though not a movie I needed to see the end of.

    January 18, 2014

  • David

    FYI - I will have a PURPLE Fedora hat with lights and 'Meetup' sign

    January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm here..... are you here now?

      January 17, 2014

    • Robin M

      Are you in the Atrium Cafe?

      January 17, 2014

  • Amanda

    I'm so sorry that I won't be able to make it now! Had an emergency just come up. Hope to catch up with you all at another event!

    January 17, 2014

  • Ms P.

    I teach art at the international level....who's in for the 'hats' activity [below]?! We'll depart the Atrium area, where everyone has agreed to meet/greet, @ 8pm and head down to the art activity:

    Late Night Creations: Mixed-Media Birthday Hats
    6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
    Create a festive hat to celebrate the Museum’s birthday inspired by works of art in our collection! Earn extra DMA Friends points by taking your picture with your hat in front of your chosen artwork. All materials are provided, and all ages are welcome.

    January 17, 2014

  • Andrew R.

    Anyone else taking dart interested in eating at carmines off of san jacinto and harwood near St. Paul station.

    January 17, 2014

    • Ms P.

      I'm driving to the Royal Ln station and we're then taking the rail. Where is Carmines? Good food?

      January 17, 2014

    • Andrew R.

      Carmines us just out of St Paul station on way to dma. Never eaten there, google shows ok reviews. I'm taking dart from Plano.

      January 17, 2014

  • David

    THE PLAN - Everyone please look at link and decide what you most want to do - I do not think there are any events at the CROW and NASHER - http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/programs-late-nights/schedule-events

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Leah B.

      Yes David, Thank you very much!

      January 17, 2014

    • John G.

      Looking for 6:00 but more like 7:00 atrium

      January 17, 2014

  • Ms P.

    I will be there w/ international students/guests I am hosting. Saudi Arabia/Canada and China + SMU students. Plz come up and greet them, especially if u have any connection.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming in from a long workshop.....is there a dress code?

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Lily

      no you will see mostly business casual to casual.

      2 · January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Lily

      January 17, 2014

  • Leah B.

    I'll catch up with you guys in the atrium :-)

    January 17, 2014

  • TantricButterfly

    Check out this Brave Combo video. Better put on your dancing shoes tonite! http://youtu.be/iviDqbCL8aM

    3 · January 17, 2014

    • Lily

      I will be there about 8!

      January 17, 2014

  • John G.

    Where are we meeting ?

    January 17, 2014

    • Lily

      David outlined it below..Atrium 7pm-8 then hang out for band; then disperse for preferred activities/interests at will

      1 · January 17, 2014

  • David

    The Plan - at least My Plan
    Please 1st come hang out to meet fellow Bohemians from 7:00-8:00 in the main atrium - I will have a sign, and funky lighted hat -
    Since group will be large and this is a FREE country - you are welcome to come and go and discover any part of the DMA and the variety of events. I do NOT expect everyone will remain together the whole night. But I do ask to at least swing by the Atrium for a while to meet fellow members.
    7:00 - 8:00 - Main Atrium - Meet and Greet - get food, wine, chit chat
    8:00 - Main Atrium - brave Combo - Super Fun Band
    9:00 - Tech Lab - Workshop on Video Basics
    10:00 - Main Atrium - Parker Lawson and Miles DeBruin - Math Rock ??

    3 · January 16, 2014

    • TantricButterfly

      Howdy, David! Happy New Year! Missed U for the Santa Rampage. Glad you're hosting this event again, especially this particular date,--DMA's 111th and all. I work until 8pm, so won't arrive until 8:15pm

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Leah B.

    I'll be there. probably a bit late since it is a payroll day for me. Looks to be alot of fun!!!

    January 16, 2014

  • Joseph

    HI,

    My first time as well. Is there a time and place to meet. Guess I'm repeating the previous posts but I'd like to know the plan.

    Thanks!!

    January 16, 2014

  • Sara

    I would be interested in attending. Where exactly are we meeting? :)

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my going to be my first event with this group. Is there a spot we are meeting up beforehand?

    January 14, 2014

  • Christina

    Traveling for biz...have fun! :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Late nights always have so much excitement in the air!

    January 13, 2014

  • Akshet

    Looking Forward to it

    January 13, 2014

  • Rhonda

    Dog sitting this weekend, have fun!

    January 12, 2014

  • Maria O.

    Long slow movie host very nice and great snacks!

    January 12, 2014

  • Amanda

    This will be my first event with this group. Looking forward to it!

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • David

    Here is the schedule of events at DMA http://www.dma.org/programs-late-nights/schedule-events

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Larry

    85% sure I can make this and 100% sure I want to.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • ANTWANETTE

    Sounds fun!

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    LOL...is it free to attend??

    1 · December 26, 2013

    • David

      3rd Friday Events at Museums are FREE :) You only need $$ for parking, food, drink, etc

      3 · December 27, 2013

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