Second Thursdays with a Twist

Take a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist.

Tickets $5 public (some exhibitions require additional tickets on this evening) 
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for educators (with valid ID)
FREE with Culture Pass Dallas (restrictions apply) 

February 13: Galentine's Day
March 12: Avengers Assemble!
April 9: Spice Up Your Life
May 14: Knights Who Say "Ni!"
 

Schedule of Events:
Galentine's Day

Thursday, February 13, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
It’s only the best day of the year! Celebrate your love of all things Parks and Rec this Galentine’s Day.
 
 

YOU ARE A POETIC AND NOBLE LAND-MERMAID

All night, Concourse
Do you need help coming up with a new compliment for your Galentine because you have used “you are a rainbow-infused space unicorn” too much? Use our compliment generator to create a unique art compliment and then write it on a customized conversation heart magnet to give to your special friend.

EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE WAFFLES

5:00–8:30 PM, Art Studio, C3
Create your own Yachter Otter waffle necklace to share with your Galentine.
Supplies are limited to the first 200 people. Pick up free tickets beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the table in front of C3.

JERRY, GARRY, LARRY, TERRY

5:00–8:45 PM, Concourse
Take our Parks and Rec personality quiz to find out which character you are most like and which work of art would be his or her favorite—don’t worry, you won’t be a Jerry!
 

LUCKY BOY

6:00–6:20 PM, Level 4
Woodworking is near the top of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, so take this opportunity to learn more about the Gothic Revival Bed in our collection with conservator and woodworker Alton Bowman.

RON’S WOODSHOP

6:30–7:30 PM, Tech Lab, C3
Watch as woodworker Alton Bowman demonstrates how to use a ripple molding machine and rare 18th-century resins and finish materials.
 

5,000 CANDLES IN THE WIND

6:30 & 8:00 PM
In honor of our beacon of light Li’l Sebastian, Stacey Lizotte, DMA League Director of Adult Programs, will pay tribute to other horses in our collection.
Limited to 30 people per tour. Reserve your spot by picking up a free ticket at the Will Call desk at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. respectively.
 

A SMOOTH AND SILKY EVENING

7:00–8:00 PM, Atrium
Get down Duke Silver style with the jazzy cats of the Nick McLean Jazztet.
 
 
DMA Cafe Featured Menu
Cream of Tomato Soup | 6.50
Puffed pastry hearts
 
Crispy Chicken Parmesan | 12.00
Red wine tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella
 
Strawberries and Cream | 4.00
Waffle cone topping
All Three Courses | 19.00