Late Nights

The art doesn't go home.
Why should you?

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! 

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FREE (some exhibitions require an admission ticket )

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Format: 4/18/14

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - midnight

Friday, April 18
Throughout the night, enjoy music, talks, films, tours and family activities inspired by Islamic art and culture. Experience a dabke dance performance by Firqet Bladi, watch a calligraphy demonstration, create light graffiti, hear a performance by Islamic Nasheed artists Fez Meghani and Aftab Ali, and more!

Late Night Lecture

Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, takes a closer look at the intricacies of Islamic architecture throughout the world in conjunction with the special exhibition Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World. 
7:00 p.m., Friday, April 18

Late Night After Hours Showcase

Fez Meghani is a Dallas-based Muslim singer, songwriter and producer whose music focuses on conveying a message of peace, hope, generosity, kindness and love. Along with his musical partner, Aftab Ali, he has produced a new album, From One Soul, which is now available.
10:00 p.m., Friday, April 18

Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration

Calligraphy is considered the quintessential art form of the Islamic world and appears in virtually every medium. See the details of this decorative script up close, and have your name written by a calligrapher. The calligraphers will write one name per person. Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series
7:00-11:00 p.m., Friday, April 18

Late Night Lecture

Join Dr. Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan Professor and the director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for a look at some of the most outstanding examples of light in Islamic architecture! 
9:00 p.m., Friday, April 18

Late Night Film

Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
In this fairytale-like story of longing and belonging from director Nacer Khemir, blind dervish Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter Ishtar wander the desert in search of the great reunion of dervishes that happens only once every thirty years.
10:15 p.m., Friday, April 18 

Late Night Main Stage

Enjoy a tabla (drum) and dabke (dance) performance by Firqet Bladi, a traditional Palestinian zaffe and dabke group, and then join them for a dabke lesson.
8:00 p.m., Friday, April 18