9x9: Expect the Unexpected

For nine days in July, the Dallas Museum of Art will stay open until 9:00 p.m. with music, happy hour drink specials, films, tours, and more.

Escape the heat and enjoy cool summer nights at the Dallas Museum of Art during 9x9. Visitors can experience nine days of activities when the DMA stays open until 9:00 p.m. Spend Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from July 14 through July 30 enjoying happy hour drink specials, mix-and-match dining with small plates inspired by the collection, and an array of films, programs, performances, and more for all ages.

Be the first to participate in new programs and make connections with works of art and other visitors. Take an artist personality quiz that reveals your DMA art doppelgänger. Adults and kids will compete head-to-head in a battle of wits and creativity during ART You Smarter Than a Grown-Up? Join the discussion during Provocative Comparisons tours, which provide new insight into works in the collection, and put on your thinking cap and running shoes for a race through the DMA’s collection during the DMAzing Race. Visitors will be able to explore the DMA’s galleries and special exhibitions, including Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, and enjoy music and performances throughout the Museum after hours.

The first 9x9 Friday features the Museum’s monthly Late Night on July 15, when the DMA stays open until midnight. Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, which was adapted into the film The Social Network, will discuss his new book, Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History. In addition to performances, tours, lectures, and family programs, North Texas musician Salim Nourallah will perform during the Late Night After Hours Music Showcase.

dining will offer a new menu each week of nine small tasting plates, allowing visitors to mix-and-match offerings from newly appointed head chef James Coulter, formerly with The William J. Clinton Presidential Library. With options like Texas Blue Crab Cakes, Thai Spring Rolls, Foie Gras, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Shrimp Tamales, and Kung Pao Chicken, Museum visitors can take their taste buds on a trip around the globe before they discover the same diverse cultures in the DMA’s galleries. Happy hour cocktail creations will take their inspiration from works in the DMA’s collection with a new featured cocktail each night.

All programs are included in general admission and DMA members always experience the Museum free. For updated 9x9 programming information and pricing on 9x9 dining, visit www.DallasMuseumofArt.org.

SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Escape the heat and enjoy cool summer nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Expect the unexpected as the Museum stays open until 9:00 p.m. with happy hour drink specials, films, music, tours, and more.

Thursdays; July 14, 21, & 28
Half-price admission ($5 general admission and $8 Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection) and half-price parking ($5)Story Time
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Bring your imagination and join staff members for an entertaining time of storytelling in the galleries.

Sketching Safari
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Spend time in the galleries with members of the education staff, looking for animals and sketching in a safari journal from original works of art in the collection. All materials will be provided.

Urban Armor: Building Identity Through Art-Making
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Just for teens! Explore different ways that artists see themselves and create art that reflects their identity during a lively gallery discussion. Then have the chance to create your own work of art.

Interactive Family Gallery Tour
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Join education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum's collection designed for the whole family. Engage with works through movement, sketching, stories, and more!

Family Film
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 3:30–4:00 p.m.
Catch a showing of one of these Reading Rainbow films featuring animals: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Paper Crane, or The Piggy in the Puddle.

Jazz in the Atrium
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011; Javier Gutierrez & Mosaic
Thursday, July 21, 2011; The Ron Jones Group
Thursday, July 28, 2011; Roger Boykin Group
Enjoy live jazz every Thursday and join us for a casual dinner and cocktails in the Atrium.

Artistic Encounters
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011; Drawing in Space with artist Margaret Meehan
Thursday, July 21, 2011; Heads or Tails? with artist Margaret Meehan
Thursday, July 28, 2011; Body Content with artist Margaret Meehan
Join us for C3 Artistic Encounters, a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with local artists as they give us a behind-the-scenes peek at their artistic process. Each week features a fun, hands-on art-making activity guided by a featured artist. Visitors are encouraged to drop in at any time during the program and are welcome to take their artwork home. Experts and beginners welcome!

Pictureshow: Summer Film Series
July 14, 21, & 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011; Pillow Talk (1959), introduction by Cathy Whitlock
Thursday, July 21, 2011; Cage/Cunningham (2007), introduction by Willard Spiegelman
Thursday, July 28, 2011; Little Big Man (1969), introduction by Jonathan Tomhave
Join us for six evenings in July and August celebrating the art of cinema, inspired by the special exhibitions and collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. Curators, authors, artists, and special guests will discuss the films before each screening.

Fridays: July 15, 22, & 29
July Late Night
July 15, 2011, 6:00 p.m.–midnight
Enjoy traditional American Indian dance performances, a lecture by Charles C. Mann, tours, performances in the galleries, and more as you explore the exhibition Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection.

Arts & Letters Live Fresh Ink: Ben Mezrich
July 15, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Ben Mezrich has authored eleven books, including The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the film The Social Network. His newest book tells the true story of the young man who took NASA for a wild ride.

Late Night Main Stage with Yellow Bird Productions
July 15, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy music and dance presentations that celebrate the unique spirit of the American Indian with internationally renowned Yellow Bird Productions, under the direction of Ken Duncan, member of the Apache Tribe.

Late Night Lecture: Charles C. Mann
July 15, 2011, 9:00 p.m.
Drawing from archaeological, anthropological, scientific, and literary evidence, Charles C. Mann, author of 1491, will share new visions of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans. Presented by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology

Late Night After Hours Music Showcase featuring Salim Nourallah
July 15, 2011, 10:00 p.m.
Salim Nourallah is a North Texas music scene fixture. Rolling Stone states, “Discovering a singer-songwriter who can stop time is rare, but Salim Nourallah is such a find.” His fifth solo CD, Hit Parade, is slated for release in late 2011.

Listening Party
July 22 & 29, 2011; 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22, 2011; Ellie Goulding
Friday, July 29, 2011; Owl City
While you sip on happy hour cocktails, listen to new releases spun by DJ Wild in the Streets and DJ G in the Streets. Stop by and sign up to win prizes from the Universal Music Group.

Artist Personality Quiz
July 22 & 29, 2011; 5:00–8:30 p.m.
Which famous artist are you most like? Take our Artist Personality Quiz to find out. Then, wear that artist’s button and find other visitors in the galleries who share the same traits.

Puzzle Station
July 22 & 29, 2011; 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Take a break in the galleries and help finish a jigsaw puzzle of The Icebergs near the actual painting in the American galleries.

DMAzing Race
July 22 & 29, 2011; 6:30 p.m.
Put on your thinking cap and running shoes for a race through the DMA’s collection. Complete group challenges, solve brain teasers, and discover works in our collection in an Amazing Race–style game. Pick up your race packet from the table; the first couple back wins a cool prize!
Registrations are limited. Teams may sign up at the table starting at 6:00 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. race.

Artistic Encounters
July 22, 2011; 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.
July 29, 2011; 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22, 2011; 6:30 p.m. Three Men Walking with the Dallas Children’s Theater
Friday, July 22, 2011; 7:30 p.m. Three Men Walking
Friday, July 29, 2011; 6:30 p.m. Not-Your-Average Musical Chairs
Friday, July 29, 2011; 7:30 p.m. Not-Your-Average Musical Chairs
Friday, July 29, 2011; 8:30 p.m. Not-Your-Average Musical Chairs
Join us for C3 Artistic Encounters, a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with local artists as they give us a behind-the-scenes peek at their artistic process. Each week features a fun, hands-on art-making activity guided by a featured artist. Visitors are encouraged to drop in at any time during the program and are welcome to take their artwork home. Experts and beginners welcome!

Photowalking
July 22 & 29, 2011; 7:00 p.m.
Walk the galleries, take photos, and connect with fellow photographers. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours. Tripods and flash not permitted.

Saturdays: July 16, 23, & 30
Sketching in the Galleries for Kids
July 16, 2011; 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Be inspired by American Indian art in the collection and then sketch your own work of art. All supplies are provided.

Special Performance featuring Yellow Bird Productions
July 16, 2011; 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a presentation that celebrates the unique spirit of the American Indian with internationally renowned Yellow Bird Productions, under the direction of Ken Duncan, member of the Apache Tribe.

Studio Creations
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Learn about materials used in the Art of the American Indians exhibition and throughout the Museum’s collection with a family gallery guide and then find a variety of materials in the studio to create a work of your own.

Provocative Comparisons
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Contemplate and converse. Come with an open mind and consider two works of art in new ways. Join DMA educators to look closely, think creatively, and discover connections between works of art in the collection.

Artistic Encounters
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2011; 6:30 p.m. Sky High
Friday, July 23, 2011; 7:30 p.m. Giant Constructions
Friday, July 30, 2011; 6:30 p.m. Optical Play
Join us for C3 Artistic Encounters, a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with local artists as they give us a behind-the-scenes peek at their artistic process. Each week features a fun, hands-on art-making activity guided by a featured artist. Visitors are encouraged to drop in at any time during the program and are welcome to take their artwork home. Experts and beginners welcome!

ART You Smarter Than Your Grown-Up?
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 5:00–6:00 & 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Put on your game face and join us in the galleries, where adults and kids will compete head-to-head in a battle of wits and creativity. Drop in and join the game at any time.

Performances in the Galleries
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a performance inspired by the Silence and Time exhibition.

Art Bingo
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails while playing our version of bingo. Be the first person to get Art Bingo and win a prize! New games will begin on the half hour.

Personal Performances
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Experience a unique, intimate interaction with musicians, dancers, and actors in various Museum galleries.

Art Crafté
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Place your orders and fire up your imagination at the Art Crafté. Find inspiration in works of art to whet your artistic appetite and then create a masterpiece to take home. Your table is ready!

StoryART Walk
July 16, 23, & 30, 2011; 7:30 p.m.
Take a stroll through the galleries with our resident storyteller, Ann Marie Newman, as she brings works of art in the collection to life through a storytelling performance.

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs are its global collections, which encompass more than 24,000 works and span 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1903, the Museum welcomes approximately 600,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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