Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21, 2016
6:00 p.m.–midnight
$15 public
$10 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Celebrate our newest exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egyptwith a purrr-fect evening exploring life in ancient Egypt, cat deities, and the practice of mummification.

DMA Members: Check in at any Visitor Services 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 The Obscure Dignitaries
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Travel to the Near East, Saharan Africa, and other faraway climes with progressive world-music troupe The Obscure Dignitaries, a five-human collective that tackles traditional folk and global pop with equal parts authentic recreation and free-wheeling invention.

SPCA of Texas Mobile Adoptions
6:00–8:00 p.m., Outside near Eagle Family Plaza
Before stepping inside to view our new Divine Felines exhibition, stop by the new SPCA of Texas mobile adoption unit and find your own divine feline (or canine!) to complete your family. The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the nonprofit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.
Late Night Creations: Meow-opoly
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Pick your side in a paws-itively amusing game of canines versus felines. Claw your way to victory by completing ancient art-making challenges. Who will be top dog by the end of the night? Hosted by the DMA Teen Advisory Council. All ages welcome, and all materials provided.

Friendly Felines Family Guide
6:00–11:00 p.m., Pick up a guide at the main Visitor Services Desk 
Do you love cats? Then this is the purr-fect tour for you! Help Arturo find works of art inspired by our frisky feline friends using our family guide to the galleries.
DMA Member Bar
6:00–11:00 p.m., Fleischner Courtyard 
Use your DMA Member wristband to gain access to an exclusive bar just for members. Enjoy a selection of light bites for purchase, as well as wine, domestic beer, or a DMA Member cocktail. 
Not a member? Join tonight and your first drink is free!

6:30 P.M.

Tour: Nine Lives, Ten Artworks
6:30 p.m., Meet at the Main Visitor Services Desk
Animals and art have a shared history going back thousands of years, from the cats of ancient Egypt to contemporary pet portraits.  Explore some depictions of animals in this fast-paced tour with Amy Freund, Assistant Professor and The Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education Endowed Chair in Art History at SMU. 

7:00 P.M.

Late Night Talk: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Join Dr. Yekaterina Barbash, Associate Curator of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, for an introduction to the exhibition. Barbash will discuss the development of the exhibition and key objects exploring the connection between cats and themes of mythology, kingship, and everyday life in ancient Egypt. 

Yoga for Kids! 
7:00–7:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing 
Join our yogini, Nicole Payseur, for meditation, relaxation, and some very pretzel-like poses.

 DJ Yeahdef
7:00–8:00 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza
Enjoy the fall air on our new Eagle Family Plaza or grab a bite to eat at Socca while listening to a mix of jazz, rock, and pop with an international twist spun by DJ Yeahdef

Sensory Sketching with John Bramblitt
7:00–9:00 p.m., Level 2 
Celebrate Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month and learn new ways to experience artwork! Instead of using eyesight, families will rely on their imagination and creativity to explore works of art in the galleries with artist John Bramblitt.

7:30 P.M.

Warrior Goddesses of Ancient Egypt!
7:30–8:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Experience the malevolent mayhem, vile villains, and gutsy goddesses of ancient Egypt. Discover how fierce feline hunting skills and an instinct to protect enabled Egyptian goddesses to perform great acts of super-heroism in an interactive storytelling showcase by C3 Visiting Artist Ann Marie Newman.

 Performance in the Galleries: Belly Dancing 
7:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Watch as belly dance troupe Nadi-El Raks performs mesmerizing traditional Middle Eastern dance styles.

DMA Members-Only Tour
7:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join fellow DMA Members for the purr-fect tour of the DMA collection, inspired by the exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt and guided by a talented DMA docent. 

8:00 P.M.

Late Night Main Stage featuring Jamal Mohamed and his World Music Ensemble
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a performance of Middle Eastern and world music performed by percussionist Jamal Mohamed and his World Music Ensemble. Mohamed is known for his virtuosity on the doumbek, incorporating many innovative jazz and Latin styles with this ancient instrument. 

DMA Members-Only Meet and Greet with Egyptologist Bob Brier
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can meet renowned Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier and ask him questions about his work before he talks about Cleopatra’s Needles at 9:00 p.m. 

The Mummy
8:00 p.m., Ross Avenue Plaza
In this silver-screen horror classic, the mummy of a condemned ancient Egyptian priest, Imhotep, is brought back to life by a member of an Egyptian archaeological expedition. After ten years, the mummy reappears in human form, determined to reunite with his lost love, whom he believes to be reincarnated in the form of a young beauty, Helen Grosvenor. This film is not rated (1932, 73 min.).
8:00–11:00 p.m., Begin in C3
What happens when you combine BINGO, art, and Instagram? Let’s find out! Pick up a cat-themed #DMAbingo card in C3 and then head to the galleries to Instagram or Tweet your interpretation of art- and social media–inspired challenges. Once you get a BINGO, bring your card to C3 for a prize and watch the C3 wall of monitors to see your photos featured.

8:30 P.M.

Sensory Tour: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
8:30 p.m., Meet at the Main Street Visitor Services Desk
Join DMA Manager of Access Programs Emily Wiskera and celebrate Art Beyond Sight month with an interactive tour of Divine Felines that is sure to stimulate your senses. 
An exhibition ticket is required for this tour; FREE for DMA Members.

9:00 P.M.

Late Night Talk: Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium  
In his compelling new book Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt, renowned Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier tells the story of three massive obelisks that left Egypt for London, Paris, and New York in the late 19th century—the first time Egyptian obelisks had been exported since the Renaissance. A book signing will follow the talk.

DJ Yeahdef
9:00–10:00 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza
Enjoy the fall air on our new Eagle Family Plaza or grab a bite to eat at Socca while listening to a mix of jazz, rock, and pop with an international twist spun by DJ Yeahdef

9:30 P.M.

Performance in the Galleries: Belly Dancing 
9:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Watch as belly dance troupe Nadi-El Raks performs mesmerizing traditional Middle Eastern dance styles.

10:00 P.M.

After Hours Music Showcase featuring Len Barnett
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a performance of world infused jazz by percussionist Len Barnett with Rob Holbert on the saxophone, Norman Williams on piano, Brent Nance on percussion, Brian Warthen on bass, and Vocalist Analisa Thirlwall.  Barnett has shared the stage with many well-known performers, including Cab Calloway, Kirk Whalum, Kirk Franklin, Joe McBride, Joe Vincelli, and a host of others.

10:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Ancient Egypt meets science fiction when a retired Army colonel and a professor discover an interstellar portal to an Egypt-like planet hidden in an artifact. But once they travel through the "stargate," they will have to overthrow the formidable ruler of the alien world to return safely to Earth. This film is rated PG-13 (1994, 131 min.).

10:30 P.M.

Insomniac Tour: Cat Chat: A Look at the Bond Between Ancient Egyptians and Felidae
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Why did the ancient Egyptians revere cats as symbols of kingship, divinity, protection, and motherhood? Tour Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt with Dallas Zoo Education Supervisor Stephanie Casalini and discover how the unique traits of felines may have contributed to their divine status. An exhibition ticket is required for this tour; FREE for DMA Members.



Socca Mediterranean Cafe
Enjoy a vibrant al fresco dining experience until 10:00 p.m. on the brand-new Eagle Family Plaza, with tantalizing dishes that are naturally gluten free. 

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. 


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DMA Members get more!
Join or renew tonight for a year 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 selected programs

And so much more!


Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

$15 public
$10 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Raise a glass to the art of the cocktail! Go back in time to the era of Prohibition with music from the 1920s and 30s. Learn about the cocktail culture evolution, and taste the winners of our second Creative Cocktail Contest. 


Wine and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper—can you create the perfect pair? Our second Creative Cocktail Contest is calling all connoisseurs of art and alcohol to create a cocktail inspired by a work of art in our collection!

See the full list of contest rules and how to enter.