Join us each month to take a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist.
Selected Fridays, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 public, $10 student (some exhibitions require additional tickets on this evening)
Free for DMA Members
May 6: What Kind of Bird Are You?
June 10: I Will Always Love You
What Kind of Bird Are You?
Friday, May 6, 2022
Curious minds are invited to escape on an intrepid expedition inspired by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Wes Anderson. Learn about the project that kickstarted his career, make art using his signature style, and curate your next absurd adventure with help from our collection.
I LOST MY TEMPER AT MYSELF
All night, Level 2
Are you a sparrow, a dove, or a raven? Search through our galleries to find the animal that you would play if you were in Moonrise Kingdom’s production of Noye’s Fluddle.
DMA Members who complete this challenge will win a prize.
MOSTLY LANDSCAPES, BUT A FEW NUDES
All night, Level 4
Many of Anderson’s characters, like the Tenenbaum children and Sam in Moonrise Kingdom, created art to show their admiration for people they loved. Spend time in our galleries drawing a portrait of someone who is important to you.
ASHTRAYS, POTS, AND MACRAME
All night, Art Studio I and II, Center for Creative Connections
Explore what makes movies like The French Dispatch and The Grand Budapest Hotel so unique and recognizable while you make a collaged work of art using Anderson’s trademark elements of style.
LET'S GET LUCKY
All night, Concourse
Swing by the Dallas Public Library table for some recommendations on reads as eccentric as Wes Anderson films.
THAT’S JUST MY STYLE
6:00–8:30 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Listen to DJ Yeahdef spin 1960s and 70s folk and Eurorock from Anderson’s distinctive soundtracks.
WORD ON THE STREET IS . . .
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Sit down and enjoy the black-and-white short film that started it all. In Anderson’s directorial debut, Bottle Rocket, dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their herb-growing friend Bob.
Stick around after the film for a talk with the film’s Director of Photography Bert Guthrie and Bart Weiss, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington and Founder of Dallas VideoFest. Bert and Bart will break down the film’s connections to Dallas, behind-the-scenes stories from making the film, and how it set the course for defining what would become Anderson’s characteristic visual aesthetic.
(This film is not rated, 13 minutes)
Borscht Beef Soup
Chili Dog Duo Plate with Fries
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.