Immerse yourself in an evening of creativity and sensory experiences as we explore our newest exhibition, speechless: different by design, through talks, art making, music, and more.
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Asperkraken, founder of Chiptunes 4 Autism, will perform ambient music made with synthesizers and other electronic instruments. Enjoy this sensory-friendly set featuring field recordings of babbling brooks and chattering insects taken on the Fort Worth prairie.
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. Wine, domestic beer, and cocktails are available for purchase at discounted prices for DMA Members only.
6:00–11:00 p.m., American Art Galleries, Level 4
Test your skills with jumbo versions of the game Memory inspired by objects in the American art collection. Match works of art based on sight, smell, and texture.
Sensory Table: Arts of the Americas
6:30–8:30 p.m., Arts of the Americas Galleries, Level 4
Explore the Arts of the Americas Galleries in a new way. Visit our sensory table to learn more about the materials and processes associated with objects on view. DMA educator Nausheen Hoosein will be there to answer your questions and share information about the objects.
Late Night Talk: speechless: different by design
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Hear DMA curator Sarah Schleuning talk about the new exhibition speechless: different by design, which brings together immersive new work by six designers and design teams to explore the ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses.
Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot
7:00–9:30 p.m., speechless exhibition
Looking for a hands-on experience in speechless? Visit the Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot and check out a tote bag with activities to alter your experience. Experiment with materials such as noise-cancelling headphones, textured gloves, colored glasses, and scent jars in the galleries to understand the different ways we experience sensory stimuli and build sensory empathy. Free with exhibition ticket.
DMA Members-Only Tour
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of artworks in our collection. Space is limited.
Artist Talk: Sandra Cinto
8:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Artist Sandra Cinto will talk with DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck about her new immersive site-specific mural Landscape of a Lifetime. The mural covers 153 feet of the Museum’s Concourse with 24 shades of blue, shifting from dark to light, and intricate pen drawings of celestial elements such as stars and clouds. After the talk, stick around to speak with Sandra about her work.
Late Night Main Stage featuring Jake Schrock
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Immerse yourself in the masterful arrangements and sound designs of Dallas-based electronic composer Jake Schrock. Schrock uses vintage instruments, analog synthesizers, and drum machines to create work that is both playful and sophisticated and unique to contemporary synth culture.
Tour: Still-Life Soundscapes
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
Join Emily Wiskera, DMA Manager of Access Programs, and Gustuf Young, musician and founder of Chiptunes 4 Autism, for a sensory exploration of still-life paintings in the American Art Galleries. Hear a brief history of the still-life genre and then compose a musical score using still-life materials as your instruments.
Sensory Table: Chiptunes
8:30–10:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Meet Gustuf Young and Bethy Young, founders of Chiptunes 4 Autism, for a hands-on experience with unique music-making equipment and instruments, including a theramin, video games, and a key-tar, as well as items that address sensory needs like noise-cancelling headphones, ferrofluid jars, and glitter jars.
Sensory Table: Arts of Africa
8:30–10:30 p.m., Arts of Africa Galleries, Level 3
Explore the Arts of Africa Galleries in a new way. Visit our sensory table to learn more about the materials and processes associated with objects on view. DMA educator Tiffany Grassmuck will be there to answer your questions and share information about the objects.
Late Night Film: Vision Portraits
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Vision Portraits is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists—a photographer, a dancer, and a writer—the film looks at the ways these artists were affected by vision loss and how their creative process has changed or adapted. This film is not rated (2019, 78 min.).
Insomniac Tour: Scent from the Past
10:00 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
Take a sensory tour through the DMA’s collection with DMA Manager of Adult Programs Sara Greenberg. She will pair works of art with evocative scents from the time, from scenes of 20th-century American industry to floral still lifes from 18th-century France.
Late Night After Hours featuring Black Taffy
10:00–10:45 p.m., Atrium
Experience a unique performance by Black Taffy, a Dallas-based composer and performer whose current focus lies in blending ambient music with large bass and percussion. The first-born son of Pentecostal music ministers, Donovan Jones grew up witnessing the power music has to induce trance and encourage spiritual awakening. Eventually drawing parallels between Christianity, voodoo, and the occult, he left the former to immerse himself in the latter. Sometimes performing with a vibraphone and cassette decks, he frequently employs the use of cassette tape loops and other antiquated mediums to create pillowy worlds of wow and flutter.
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.
Explore the DMA Store for fun and artistic gifts for the entire family! All purchases support the preservation, study, and conservation of the collection at the DMA. Don’t forget, you can shop anytime at shopDMA.org.
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Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, January 18, 6:00–11:00 p.m.
$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
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