Off the Wall: Where Art and Culture Meet to Form a Masterpiece

Dallas, TX—September 7, 2016 — Get the party started! The weekend begins early every second Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the DMA with Off the Wall, a brand new program that takes an unexpected look at the Museum’s collection. Kick off the evening with a pop, twist, and clink with a specially curated concoction, glass of vino, or cold brew. From crafts and gallery tours, to cocktails and quizzes, to discos and DJs, Off the Wall is where art and pop culture meet to form a masterpiece.

Off the Wall premieres on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. with Space Oddity, a night of astronomy and art. Take in downtown views while you and your friends, old and new, nibble on bites from Socca and the DMA Cafe. Along with cosmic cocktails, guests will enjoy discovering works that match their zodiac signs and will leave with stars in their eyes.

Off the Wall is held on the second Thursday of every month from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Off the Wall tickets are $10; tickets are free for DMA Members. Some special exhibitions may require an additional $10 ticket (regularly a $16 special exhibition price). Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Highlights from the fall schedule for Off the Wall:

October 13:        Space Oddity

Take a tour of the galleries and explore the many meanings behind space.
See which works of art match your zodiac sign.
Drink a cosmic cocktail while gazing at Robert Rauschenberg’s Skyway.
Dance to the music of David Bowie during our 60s Disco Dance Party.

November 10:   Gogh Your Own Way

Discover more about van Gogh with DMA curator Nicole Myers.
Help the Shabby Sheep re-create van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat with yarn pom-poms.
Listen to readings of Vincent and Theo van Gogh’s letters to each other.
Gogh your own way on our Choose Your Own Adventure Tour.

December 8:      Winter Is Coming

Test your Game of Thrones knowledge with our Pub Quiz.
Find your art soulmate through lightning-fast gallery activities.
Watch an ice carver create art from a frozen block of ice.
Imbibe Fire and Ice shots or White Russian Walkers in the DMA Cafe.
Take our Game of Thrones personality quiz to find out if you are a Daenerys, a Tyrian, or a Cersei. Wear all white and get 50% off your ticket.

A selection of upcoming 2017 Off the Wall themes include:
Thursday, January 12, 2017: Plot Twist
Thursday, February 9, 2017: Shot Through the Heart
Thursday, March 9, 2017: Et Tu, Brute?
Thursday, April 13, 2017: Shaken, Not Stirred
Thursday, May 11, 2017: Wax On, Wax Off
Thursday, June 8, 2017: Make It Work!

Below is the full schedule, including the evening’s themed cocktail and food menus, for October’s launch of Off the Wall.

Off the Wall: SPACE ODDITY
Thursday, October 13
Off the Wall takes a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. This month, join us to explore space, astrology, and the 60s.

5:00-9:00 p.m., Pick up a self-guide at the main Visitor Services Desk
Tour the galleries using zodiac signs as your guide.
5:00-9:00 p.m., Atrium
Connect over out of this world cocktails, coloring, and conversation.
5:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Tune in to the best of David Bowie with DJ Yeahdef.
7:00-7:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Initiate hyperdrive—10 works of art in 30 minutes!
8:00–9:00 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza
Dance on the lawn to the sounds of the 60s and 70s.

Feeling like your stomach is a black hole? Visit our cafe for some cocktails and snacks!
Featured Cocktails – $9
Buzzed Aldrin
Ground Control to Major Tom Collins
Happy Hour drink specials will be served from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., featuring $4 draught beer and glasses of wine. 

Featured Food
Soup - $3.50 cup, $4.59 bowl
Roasted sunchoke and garlic

Salad - $9
Golden beet, artisan leaves, local goat cheese croûte, and caramelized starfruit

Entrée - $12.50
Chicken and crawfish Stargazy pie, creamed potato, and broccolini

Dessert - $3.50
Milky Way mousse and fresh raspberries