Late Nights

Celebrate Van Gogh

Friday, October 22 
5:00–11:00 p.m.

Stay up late with us as we explore the art and culture of the area of Provence in France and the work of Vincent van Gogh. Enjoy music, art making, olive oil tastings, lavender-infused drinks, and a talk about the exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves by DMA curator Dr. Nicole R. Myers. 

Please note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the DMA will continue to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols and policies, including social distancing requirements and capacity limitations. Several Late Night activities will have limited capacity and will require you to reserve your spot in advance on the night of the event. Pick up your free ticket at the locations noted below each program. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:00 p.m. 

DMA Member Bar 
5:00–10:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium 
Use your DMA Member wristband to gain access to an exclusive area just for members. Wine, domestic beer, and cocktails are available for purchase at discounted prices for DMA Members only. Inspired by the lavender fields of Provence, Lavender Champagne will only be available at this bar. 

DMA Cafe 
5:00–10:30 p.m., Hamon Atrium 
Inspired by the Provence region of France and the international impact of Van Gogh, featured menu selections tonight include Lavender Lemonade, Asian Pork on Mini Bao Buns, Olive Tapenade and Smoked Gouda Crostini, and Lavender Cream Tartlets.  

5:30 p.m. 

Late Night Performance featuring Diana Dill Savage 
5:30–7:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium 
Start your evening with a performance of French music from classics La Vie en Rose to popular songs from LeGrand’s jazz operas The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort sung by Diana Dill Savage as you sip a drink or grab a bite to eat from the DMA Cafe. Featured menu selections include Lavender Lemonade, Asian Pork on Mini Bao Buns, Olive Tapenade and Smoked Gouda Crostini, and Lavender Cream Tartlets. 

6:00 p.m. 

Olive Oil Talk and Tasting 
6:00 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza 
Sit down with Chef Michelle of INFUSED Oils & Vinegars and taste samples of their finest imported products while you learn about the chemical parameters of olive oil, what makes good EVOO, and what is involved in the infusion process. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 5:30 p.m. at the table in the Concourse by the DMA Store. 

Art Activity: Wire Trees 
6:00–6:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3), Studio I & II 
Commemorate this night and create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 5:45 p.m. at the table in front of C3.

6:30 p.m. 

Meditation and Mindfulness Talk 
6:30 p.m., Fleischner Courtyard 
Always on the Gogh? Take a breather from your busy life with this meditation and mindfulness talk led by the Kadampa Meditation Center. Like Van Gogh in the picturesque region of Provence, you will explore how slowing down with nature can nurture your mental health and offer consolation in tough times.  

Film: Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words 
6:30 p.m., C3 Theater 
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent van Gogh in this critically acclaimed film that weaves together the artist’s compelling story in his own words. Based on Van Gogh’s original writings and letters to his younger brother Theo, the film details his travels, his obsessive religious zeal, the evolution of his skills, how he used art and literature to define himself, and the periods of depression that plagued him in his final years. (This film is not rated, 60 mins.) Space is limited. 

7:00 p.m. 

Exhibition Talk: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves 
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium  
Join Dr. Nicole R. Myers, Interim Chief Curator and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art, as she discusses Van Gogh’s stunning series of olive grove paintings, brought together at the DMA for the very first time. Produced during the artist’s yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Van Gogh’s olive groves comprise one of his most ambitious, yet least well known, series. This lecture will explore Van Gogh’s motivations for painting this unconventional subject and the deeply personal meaning it held for him. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this talk at 6:30 p.m. at the Will Call table in front of Horchow Auditorium.  

Art Activity: Wire Trees 
7:00–7:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3), Studio I & II 
Commemorate this night and create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 6:45 p.m. at the table in front of C3. 

7:30 p.m.

Gallery Activity: Gogh for It! 
7:30–9:30 p.m., Table outside the Van Gogh and the Olive Groves exhibition  
As you walk through the exhibition, what do you notice about the painting titles? Many artists did not always give their works of art titles per se, but merely described the subject matter they were painting or sketching. This fun gallery activity will have you thinking about what title you would give one of Van Gogh’s paintings if you could change its name. The first 250 participants who play the game will receive a free Van Gogh–inspired prize. All participants can enter to win a DMA Membership. DMA Members can enter to win a special prize pack including the catalogue for Van Gogh and the Olive Groves. An exhibition ticket is required to participate. 

8:00 p.m. 

Performance by Booker T. Washington Dance Conservatory 
8:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium 
Watch Van Gogh and the Olive Groves come alive with this commissioned performance by students from Booker T. Washington’s Dance Conservatory. Using Van Gogh’s expressive use of color and line as inspiration, this performance will reinterpret his paintings through movement and music. 

Spotlight Talk: Van Gogh and the Modern Art Movement  
8:00 – 8:15 p.m., C3 Theater 
Before you explore the European Art galleries, Christine Burger, Curatorial Research Assistant for European Art at the DMA, will give a short talk highlighting artists in the collection that have been influenced by Van Gogh. Space is limited.  

Art Activity: Wire Trees 
8:00–8:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3), Studio I & II 
Commemorate this night and create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 7:45 p.m. at the table in front of C3. 

8:30 p.m. 

Olive Oil Talk and Tasting 
8:30 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza 
Sit down with Chef Michelle of INFUSED Oils & Vinegars and taste samples of their finest imported products as you learn about the chemical parameters of olive oil, what makes good EVOO, and what is involved in the infusion process. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 8:00 p.m. at the table in the Concourse by the DMA Store.  

Spotlight Talk: Van Gogh and the Modern Art Movement  
8:30 – 8:45 p.m., C3 Theater 
Before you explore the European Art galleries, Christine Burger, Curatorial Research Assistant for European Art at the DMA, will give a short talk highlighting artists in the collection that have been influenced by Van Gogh. Space is limited.  

9:00 p.m. 

A Snapshot of Provence 
9:00–9:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Learn more about the region and culture of Provence, where Van Gogh spent his later years, with Keren Aguilar, Administrative Assistant at Alliance Française de Dallas. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this talk at 8:30 p.m. at the Will Call table in front of Horchow Auditorium. 

Art Activity: Wire Trees 
9:00–9:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3), Studio I & II 
Commemorate this night and create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 8:45 p.m. at the table in front of C3. 

To-Go Art Kit: Wire Trees 
9:00–11:00 p.m., Outside the Hamon Entrance
As you're leaving, pick up a free art kit to create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Free; available while supplies last. 

9:30 p.m. 

Atrium Performance featuring La Pompe  
9:30–10:30 p.m., Hamon Atrium 
Sip a featured cocktail and be transported to a Parisian café as you listen to French classics performed by La Pompe.   

Film: Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words 
9:30 p.m., C3 Theater 
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent van Gogh in this critically acclaimed film that weaves together the artist’s compelling story in his own words. Based on Van Gogh’s original writings and letters to his younger brother Theo, the film details his travels, his obsessive religious zeal, the evolution of his skills, how he used art and literature to define himself, and the periods of depression that plagued him in his final years. (This film is not rated, 60 mins.) Space is limited. 

10:00 p.m. 

Art Activity: Wire Trees 
10:00–10:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3), Studio I & II 
Commemorate this night and create your own olive tree using wire, rocks, and chip stone beads. Space is limited. Pick up tickets for this session at 9:45 p.m. at the table in front of C3. 

 

PUBLIC TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE!

MEMBER TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Late Night: $20 public, $10 students, Free for DMA Members (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)

Late Night + Van Gogh and the Olive Groves exhibition: $30 public, $20 students, Free for DMA Members. Get these combination tickets early—prices will increase on October 22!