Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 p.m.–midnight

$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under
 
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.
 
DMA Members: Check in at any Visitor Services Desk or Members Desk to get your DMA Member wristband and gain access to special members-only activities throughout the night, and get extra discounts on select drinks!
 

6:00 P.M.     

Happy Hour Performance featuring Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble
6:00 p.m., Atrium
Kick off the evening with an exciting African drumming and dance performance with Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Since their formation in 2009, this ensemble has inspired the community by sharing experiences with African culture and history through dance and music.

Late Night Creations: Regal Regalia 
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Dazzle your friends and family by creating jewelry inspired by Asante royal regalia. Everyone will be green with envy while you look as good as gold! All materials supplied and all ages welcome.

DMA Member Bar
6:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium  
Use your DMA Member wristband to gain access to an exclusive area just for members. A selection of wine, domestic beer, and cocktails will be available for purchase.
 

6:30 P.M.

Spotlight Tour: Symbols of Power
6:30 p.m., Meet near the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Tayana Fincher, DMA McDermott Intern for African Art, for a spotlight tour exploring the new exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana. Fincher will discuss how objects like crowns, chairs, and finials are designed to communicate the power of Asante rulers. A special exhibition ticket is required.
 

7:00 P.M.

Late Night Talk: The Power of Gold
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
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.
 

7:30 P.M.

African Storytelling with Afiah Bey
7:30 p.m., C3 Theater
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.
 
Artist Demonstration: Kente Cloth 
7:30–9:30 p.m., Level 4 Landing, Overlooking The Arts of Africa Galleries 
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.
 

8:00 P.M.

DMA Members-Only Tour 
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of artworks in our permanent collection.
 
Late Night Main Stage featuring the University of North Texas African Percussion Ensemble
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
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 University of North Texas African Percussion Ensemble is led by renowned musician Gideon F. Alorwoyie from the Volta region of Ghana. 
 
Pop-Up Art Spot
8:00–10:30 p.m., Level 1, The Power of Gold exhibition
Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to participate in activities inspired by Asante gold weights on view in The Power of Gold exhibition. Practice your close looking skills with a drawing activity, explore proverbs from Ghana in a memory game, and try your hand at balancing scales. All ages welcome. A special exhibition ticket is required.
 

8:30 P.M.

Tour: Arts of Africa
8:30 p.m., Meet near the main Visitor Services Desk
Join art historian Edleeca Thompson for a tour of the DMA’s Arts of Africa Galleries. Thompson will discuss the installation’s six thematic sections exploring more than 2,000 years of African art from across the continent.
 

9:00 P.M.

Late Night Talk: Forests of Gold: The Arts of Metal in West Africa 
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
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 vast trade network it created across Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. This talk explores early evidence for these global connections, including the introduction of the technologies used to make the stunning gold objects exhibited in The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.
 

9:30 P.M.

Performance in the Galleries 
9:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
As you stroll through the galleries, listen to traditional African music with renowned musician Gideon F. Alorwoyie from the Volta region of Ghana.
 

10:00 P.M.

Late Night After Hours Showcase featuring Percussion Things 
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a percussion-driven jazz performance anchored by traditional African drums and instruments in an Afro-fusion musical experience. Percussion Things brings some of Dallas's best jazz musicians for an unforgettable evening to help us celebrate The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.
 

10:30 P.M.

Insomniac Tour: Kente Cloth
10:30 p.m., Meet near the main Visitor Services Desk
Prominent Ghanaian weaver Kwasi Asari will discuss kente cloths on view in The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana. Find out more about how these textiles are made, who wears them, and what they symbolize. A special exhibition ticket is required.
 
Late Night Film: Paa Joe and the Lion
10:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
For more than 50 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. An official selection at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, Paa Joe and the Lion follows the artist as he mentors his son Jacob to continue his legacy. This film is not rated (2016, 74 min.).
 

11:00 P.M.

Performance in the Galleries 
11:00 p.m., Level 3 Landing
As you stroll through the galleries, listen to traditional African music with renowned musician Gideon F. Alorwoyie from the Volta region of Ghana.
 
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DINING 

 
DMA Cafe
Relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Atrium while having a drink or a bite to eat from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bar service is available until 11:00 p.m. 
 
Food from the Socca Mediterranean Cafe will be available to purchase in the DMA Cafe.
 

DMA STORE

 
Explore the DMA Store for fun and artistic gifts for the entire family! All purchases support the preservation, study, and conservation of the collection at the DMA. Don’t forget, you can shop anytime at shopDMA.org.
 

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DMA MEMBERS

 
DMA Members get more!
Join or renew tonight for a year of exclusive benefits and events:
FREE entrance to every Late Night
FREE admission to ticketed special exhibitions
FREE parking in the DMA’s underground garage during Museum hours (based on availability)
Discounts in the DMA Cafe and DMA Store, and on select programs
 
And so much more!

SAVE THE DATE!

 
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m.–midnight
$10 public
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under
 
Join us for our version of a garden party as we ring in spring and May flowers with tours of our floral still lifes, outdoor activities, and more!