September Schedule of Events

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.
 
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     

 
Bollywood Dinner
6:00–10:00 p.m., DMA Cafe
Stop by the DMA Cafe to purchase dishes featured in Sri Rao’s Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films. Rao will talk about his cookbook at 7:00 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium and copies of the cookbook are available in the DMA Store. The featured menu includes butternut squash soup, masala-crusted salmon and grilled asparagus with mustard seeds, and mango cheesecake.
 
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. Tonight, only at the Member Bar, purchase our featured cocktail, the Mumbai Mule from Sri Rao’s Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films.
 

6:30 PM

 
Spotlight Talk: Shiva Nataraja 
6:30 p.m., Level 3, Hindu Art
Join DMA Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor and dancer Ahila Gulasekaram for a talk and demonstration exploring the connections between Hindu sculpture and traditional Indian dance.
 
Bollywood Dance Performance featuring Masti Dance
6:30–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a variety of Bollywood dances performed by members of Masti Dance. Masti Dance Academy was formed in 2011 to nurture students and teach them that dance is not only about doing steps but requires a deeper understanding of movement, music, mind, and body.
 

7:00 PM

 
Late Night Talk: Bollywood Kitchen
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Filmmaker and author Sri Rao will talk about his book Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films. Filled with vivid film stills and colorful tablescapes, the book combines a love of Bollywood musicals with authentic Indian home cooking recipes adapted for the modern American Kitchen. A book signing will follow the talk, and dishes from Rao’s book are available for purchase in the DMA Cafe.
 
Pop-Up Art Spot
7:00–9:30 p.m., Level 3, Indonesian Galleries
Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot! Go on an animal scavenger hunt or pair up with a friend to participate in a sketching activity that will get you looking closely at the nearby works of art.
    

7:30 PM

 
Performances in the Galleries: From the Royal Court to the Silver Screen: Raga Music Goes to Bollywood
7:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble will take you on a sonic tour of the journeys of Hindustani classical music compositions, from the maharajas’ and nawabs’ courts to the studios and screens of the Hindi film industry. This event features Dr. Amie Maciszewski on sitar, Denis Das on tabla, and vocalist Chittranjan Mohan Gupta.
 

8:00 PM

 
DMA Members-Only Tour 
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can go on an exclusive tour of artworks in our collection. Space is limited.
 
Encore Performance: Bollywood Dance 
8:00–8:30 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy an encore performance of a variety of Bollywood dances performed by members of Masti Dance. Masti Dance Academy was formed in 2011 to nurture students and teach them that dance is not only about doing steps but requires a deeper understanding of movement, music, mind, and body.
 

8:30 PM

 
Spotlight Talk: Dancer Relief Sculptures 
8:30 p.m., Level 3, Hindu Galleries
Join DMA Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor and dancer Ahila Gulasekaram for a talk and demonstration exploring the connections between Hindu sculpture and traditional Indian dance.
 

9:00 PM

 
Late Night Talk: The Art of Bollywood 
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Traditionally hand painted by master artists, Bollywood film posters have a distinct visual language and a rich artistic history in India. Join UT Austin film historian Lalitha Gopalan for a brief history of Bollywood and discover how film posters are coded to communicate the narratives of Bollywood films. 
 
Performances in the Galleries: From the Royal Court to the Silver Screen: Raga Music Goes to Bollywood
9:00 p.m., Level 3 Landing
The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble will take you on a sonic tour of the journeys of Hindustani classical music compositions, from the maharajas’ and nawabs’ courts to the studios and screens of the Hindi film industry. This event features Dr. Amie Maciszewski on sitar, Denis Das on tabla, and vocalist Chittranjan Mohan Gupta.
 

9:30 PM

 
Indian Classical Dance Performance featuring Kathak Rhythms 
9:30 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a variety of dances performed by students of Kathak Rhythms in the classical Indian dance style of Kathak. Kathak, considered to be a more than 3,000-year-old dance form North India, allows dance lovers to focus on the purity of the dance by emphasizing the detailed nuances of this form, using exquisite footwork, graceful body movements, and  expressive facial depictions of emotions. The evening's presentation begins with an invocation to Goddess Saraswathi, followed by different aspects of pure Kathak such as Taal Dhamar (14 beat cycle), Thumri, Jugalbandhi, and Tatkaar.
 

10:00 PM

 
Insomniac Tour: A Love Worth Its Weight in Gold
10:00 p.m., Level 3, Hindu Galleries
Take a closer look at an object in the DMA’s collection that has all of the romance, glamour, and style of a Bollywood musical. DMA contract educator Robert Rutledge will highlight an elaborate gold marriage necklace from the Hindu art collection. 
 
 
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DINING 

 
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. 
Tonight, enjoy dishes featured in Sri Rao’s Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films.
 
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.
 

DMA STORE

 
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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DMA MEMBERS

 
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!
 

SAVE THE DATE!

 
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, October 18, 6:00–11:00 p.m. 
$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
 
Where can you find fantastic beasts? At the DMA! Join us for a night exploring the fantastic, unique, and mystical animals in our collection.