Late Nights

Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! Be sure to check out our Late Night Video on YouTube! 

$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional $10 ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Purchase your combination Late Night and Yayoi Kusama: All the Eteneral Love I Have for the Pumpkins ($20 public, $15 students) online by choosing a time between 6:00 to 11:30 p.m.


Click here for a full schedule of events!


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Format: 3/22/18

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

On Friday, April 20 stay late and learn more about Ghana and the Asante kingdom with music, talks, tours, kente cloth weaving demonstrations, art activities, and more as we celebrate our newest exhibition, The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.

Late Night Artist Demonstration

Watch a Kente cloth weaving demonstration by one of Africa’s most prominent and accomplished weavers, Kwasi Asare. Kente cloth, is a highly prized Ghanaian cloth that traditionally symbolized royalty, honor, and leadership. 
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, April 20

Late Night Talk

Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The  Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, will discuss her new exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.
7:00 p.m., Friday, April 20

African Storytelling

Learn words, phrases, and songs in various African languages and listen to traditional tales from dynamic griot (storyteller) Afiah Bey. After the show, use recycled materials to craft your own rhythm instrument to take home.
7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20


Late Night Main Stage

Join the University of North Texas African Percussion Ensemble for an African drum parade down the concourse, ending with a performance in the Atrium. The ensemble is led by renowned musician Gideon F. Alorwoyie from the Volta region of Ghana.
8:00 p.m., Friday, April 30

Late Night Talk

Join Dr. Raymond Silverman, Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan, to hear about the artistry behind Ghana’s gold industry and the global trade network that it created.
9:00 p.m., Friday, April 20

Late Night Film

Paa Joe and the Lion
For more than fifty years, Ghanaian artist Paa Joe has earned international recognition with his fantasy coffins. From Nike trainers to chili peppers to Coca-Cola bottles, Paa Joe's creations honor the Ghanaian custom of acknowledging a loved one's passing by celebrating what they loved most in life. This film is not rated (2016, 74 min.)
10:30 p.m., Friday, April 20