August Schedule of Events

Friday, August 16
6:00–11:00 p.m.

$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 student (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members

Explore ways the worlds of fashion and art have inspired and influenced each other across cultures and over the centuries through music, talks, and art activities. 
DMA Members: Check in at any Visitor Services Desk or Membership Desk to get your DMA Member wristband and gain access to special members-only activities throughout the night—and get extra discounts on select drinks!

6:00 PM     

Happy Hour Performance featuring Jazz Manouche
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Jazz Manouche is an acoustic ensemble that plays music in the tradition of French jazz musicians from the 1930s and 40s, such as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. This gypsy jazz group is led by Kim Platko, a well-known Dallas-area musician who has worked on a variety of professional recording and orchestral projects over the last 30 years. Joining Platko will be Chris McGuire on clarinet and saxophone, Drew Phelps on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
#DPLWhatsNext: Dallas Public Library Reading Recommendations
6:00–10:00 p.m., Concourse 
The Librarian is IN and we are here to recommend some awesome books about fashion, art, and Paris to add to your reading list. Let us tailor recommend some materials just for you at our Peanut's inspired booth and pick-up a free book to keep from our Book Bike! Discover new things; find out what's next-  #DPLWhatsNext.
Late Night Creations: Hip Hats
6:00-10:00 p.m., Art Stuido, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
From works of art to global cultures, the artist directors of the House of Dior found inspiration everwhere. Channel your inner designer and create a hat inspired by Dior: From Paris to the World with materials that inspire you! All ages welcome, and all materials provided. 
DMA Member Bar
6:00–10:30 p.m., Atrium  
Use your DMA Member wristband to gain access to an exclusive area just for members. A selection of wine, domestic beer, and cocktails are available for purchase at discounted prices for DMA Members only.
Self-Guided Tour: Top to Toe 
6:00-10:30 p.m., Pick up at the main Visitor Services Desk
Christian Dior thoughtfully crafted each detail of an outfit—from hats to heels—so he could offer his clients a total Dior look. Use this guide to explore the European art galleries on and some of the DMA’s most luxurious looks from top to toe. 

6:30 PM

Spotlight Tour: Asian Textiles 
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, for a tour of the exhibition Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road.
Late Night Film: Paris Couture (2016)
6:30 p.m., C3 Theater
This documentary explores the intertwined careers of the great couturiers, including Dior, Chanel, and Givenchy, who helped revive Parisian haute couture after the World War II.

7:00 PM

Late Night Talk: Dior: From Paris to the World
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
DMA decorative arts curator Sarah Schleuning will share highlights from her new exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World and discuss how the House of Dior has looked to art for inspiration over the last 70 years.
Pop-Up Art Spot
7:00–9:30 p.m., Level 4 Landing
Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot on the Level 4 Landing for activities related to shapes, as well as a poetry activity, all inspired by nearby works of art.

7:30 PM

Family Story Time
7:30 p.m., Level 3, Asian Textiles
Strike a pose and walk the runway in a fashion-themed story time just for kids and families. We’ll read stories about magical shoes and fabulous pants, and take a closer look at beautiful silk robes from China. Then, create your own runway-worthy look for a paper doll. It’s a “make-it-work” moment that’s sure to inspire!
Performances in the Galleries
7:30 p.m., Level 2, European Galleries
As you stroll through our newly installed European Galleries, enjoy French music performed by Mary Medrick on the accordion and Katrina Glaze on the violin.

8:00 PM

DMA Members-Only Tour 
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of artworks in our permanent collection.
Main Stage Performance featuring the Jamal Mohamed Ensemble 
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a world music performance, featuring music from Egypt, Morocco, Greece, and Indonesia performed by the Jamal Mohamed Ensemble. Mohamed is known for his virtuosity on the doumbek, incorporating many innovative jazz and Latin styles with this ancient instrument.

8:30 PM

Tour: Head Wraps, a History 
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join local artist Chesley Antoinette for a talk and demo about the history of head wraps in Africa and the Americas. Antoinette will demonstrate head wrap styles while discussing how her work as a visual artist responds to these traditions.
Late Night Film: Iris 
8:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Albert Maysles' 2015 documentary Iris follows Iris Apfel, who has had a decades-long presence in the New York fashion scene for her flamboyant looks and big personality. The film and its namesake remind us to do what we love and celebrate what makes us unique in the way we dress and live. This film is rated PG-13 (2015, 80 min.).

9:00 P.M.

Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with "Dressed"
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
When Dior unveiled his New Look in the late 1940s, he kicked off what would be known as a Golden Age of Couture. Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary from the podcast Dressed for a live episode about what made this era of fashion design so iconic and who the key players were.
Performances in the Galleries
9:00 p.m., Level 2, European Galleries
As you stroll through our newly installed European Galleries, enjoy French music performed by Mary Medrick on the accordion and Katrina Glaze on the violin.

10:00 PM

Late Night After Hours featuring Christine Albert’s French Show
10:00–10:45 p.m., Atrium
Experience a unique blend of country and French music with Christine Albert’s French Show accompanied by Chris Gage. Called “a woman who is part Edith Piaf, part cowgirl” Christine Albert covers songs by French Icons as well as American standards from swing to country to some Cajun grooves. The Austin Chronicle said that “hearing Albert singing 'La Vie en Rose' was as memorable as any moment this writer recalls. Her voice floated - the song's lyrical beauty free and dancing in the ether.”
Insomniac Tour: Art Couture
10:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Since Christian Dior’s days as a gallerist, the House of Dior has looked to art for inspiration. Join DMA Educator Katie Bradley for a tour about artists like Mondrian, Picasso, and the Surrealists who influenced Dior designs over the years.  


DMA Cafe
Relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Atrium while having a drink or a bite to eat from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bar service is available until 10:30 p.m.
Socca Mediterranean Cafe
Enjoy a vibrant al fresco dining experience until 10:00 p.m. on Eagle Family Plaza, with tantalizing dishes that are naturally gluten free.


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DMA Members get more!
Join or renew tonight for a year of exclusive benefits and events:
FREE entry to every Late Night
FREE admission to ticketed special exhibitions
FREE parking in the DMA’s underground garage during Museum hours (based on availability)
Discounts in the DMA Cafe and DMA Store, and on select programs
And so much more!


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, September 20, 6:00–11:00 p.m. 
$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
Movies and art come together in an evening celebrating Bollywood and our South Asian art collection with tours, dance performances, and a talk about the history of Bollywood and Bollywood film posters.