Schedule of Events

Friday, July 20
6:00 p.m.–midnight

$10 public
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

All that glitters is gold! Sparkle and shine with a night of gold-themed tours and art activities as we celebrate the Asante kingdom and royalty through court music, storytelling, and more!  

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 PM     

 
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: Pass It On
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Public perception can force us to act differently, instead of presenting the real versions of ourselves to the world. Join the DMA/South Dallas Cultural Center Youth Advisory Group in sharing what you want the world to see in you. All ages welcome, all materials provided.
 
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. Selection of wine, domestic beer, and cocktails available for purchase.
 

6:30 PM

 
Spotlight Tour: How Goldsmithing Works
6:30 p.m., Meet at the Main Visitor Services Desk
Tour The Power of Gold with artist and UNT art professor Ana Lopez to learn how the splendid gold objects in the exhibition were made.
 
DMAzing Race: The Royal Search
6:30 p.m.; Meet at the Race Table in the Concourse to pick up a packet.
Go for gold in this scavenger hunt! Gather your royal family and search for gold, crown jewels, and members of the monarchy in the galleries. Presented by the DMA/South Dallas Cultural Center Youth Advisory Group. Space is limited to 30 teams. Teams may sign up starting at 6:00 p.m.
 

7:00 PM

 
Late Night Talk: Patron of Songs and Drummers: Asante Court Music and Kingship in Ghana
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Since antiquity, the Akan have used music to record and share things like history, religious philosophy, ideologies, and social values. Ethnomusicologist Dr. Kwasi Ampene will discuss Asante court music and how it projects the power of the Asante king.
 
Golden Touch Family Tour
7:00 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
There’s gold in the galleries! Join us on a treasure hunt and discover works of art from all over the world made with this perfectly precious metal. This interactive tour led by Museum staff is just for children and families.
 

7:30 PM

 
African Storytelling with Afiah Bey
7:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Learn words, phrases, and songs in various African languages and listen to traditional tales from dynamic griot (storyteller) Afiah Bey.
 

8:00 PM

 
DMA Members-Only Tour 
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of regalia and artworks make of gold in our permanent collection.
 
Late Night Main Stage featuring Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Watch an encore 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.
 
Artist Demonstration: Metalwork 
8:00–10:00 p.m., Level 1, Concourse 
Watch artist Ana Lopez demonstrate different metalworking techniques and learn some tips for making your own jewelry.
 
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 discover how Ghanaian cloths like those on view in the Power of Gold exhibition are made. Explore the steps of silk production through touchable materials, participate in a weaving activity, and investigate the meanings of symbols used in adinkra cloths. All ages welcome. Special exhibition ticket required.
 

8:30 PM

 
Tour: The Logic of Process: Making Lusterware Pottery
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
For centuries, artists throughout the Islamic world have produced pottery that mimics fine metals like gold. Explore the Keir Collection of Islamic Art with ceramicist and Brookhaven College art professor Du Chau to find out more about the process and history of shimmering lusterware pottery.
 
DMAzing Race: The Royal Search
8:30 p.m.; Meet at the Race Table in the Concourse to pick up a packet.
Go for gold in this scavenger hunt! Gather your royal family and search for gold, crown jewels, and members of the monarchy in the galleries. Presented by the DMA/South Dallas Cultural Center Youth Advisory Group. Space is limited to 30 teams. Teams may sign up starting at 8:00 p.m.
 

9:00 PM

 
Late Night Talk: Golden Symbols of Maternal Benevolence
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Join art historian Dr. Suzanne Gott for a closer look at regalia in The Power of Gold that relates to motherhood. In particular, Dr. Gott will discuss a dual-disc pendant made in 2017 that has a long history as a symbol of motherly care.
 

9:30 PM

 
African Storytelling with Afiah Bey
9:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Learn words, phrases, and songs in various African languages and listen to traditional tales from dynamic griot (storyteller) Afiah Bey.
 

10:00 PM

 
Late Night After Hours Showcase featuring Afrika Brass Elektrik 
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Led by S-Ankh Rasa, Afrika Brass Elektrik performs a unique combination of traditional African music with the American tradition of jazz.
 
Late Night Film: Woman in Gold
10:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Wrap up our gilded Late Night with the moving backstory of a gleaming gold painting that has captivated millions. Woman in Gold tells the story of Maria Altmann's fight to legally reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis during World War II, including Gustav Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. This film is rated PG-13 (2015, 109 min.).
 

10:30 PM

 
Insomniac Tour: 24 Karat Magic
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Explore the DMA’s collection of Roman gold with SMU classical studies professor Marsha McCoy and learn more about the over-the-top adornments of Rome’s wealthy elite. 
 
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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. 
 
Socca Mediterranean Cafe
Enjoy a vibrant al fresco dining experience until 10:00 p.m. on Eagle Family Plaza, with tantalizing dishes that are naturally gluten free.
 

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, August 17, 6:00 p.m.–midnight
$10 public
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under
 
They say there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues but we say embrace them! Join us for a night of blues music, tours exploring the color blue in the DMA's collection, and more!