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Happy Hour Performance featuring The Obscure Dignitaries

Friday, October 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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 re-creation and free-wheeling invention.

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Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

On Friday, October 21, celebrate our newest exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, with a purrr-fect evening exploring life in ancient Egypt, cat deities, and the practice of mummification.

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Late Night Talk: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about the DMA’s newest exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, with Dr. Yekaterina BarbashAssociate Curator of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features more than eighty objects from the Brooklyn Museum and the DMA’s permanent collection and explores themes of mythology, kingship, and everyday life in ancient Egypt through representations of felines.

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Late Night Film: The Mummy

Friday, October 21, 8:00 p.m.

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, who he believes to be reincarnated in the form of a young beauty, Helen Grosvenor. 

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Late Night Talk/ Boshell Lecture: Cleopatra's Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt

Friday, October 21, 9:00 p.m.

How do you transport an object that is thousands of years old and weighs more than a jumbo jet? 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 leaving Egypt for London, Paris, and New York in the late 19th century—the first time Egyptian obelisks had been exported since the Renaissance. Dr. Brier will share how obelisks were quarried and raised in ancient Egypt and recount the remarkable adventures involved in bringing the three obelisks across oceans to their new homes.

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Late Night Film: Stargate

Friday, October 21, 9:45 p.m.

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. 

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Teen Workshop: Observational Drawing

Saturday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Impressionists like Monet and Renoir used their experimental style of painting to quickly capture and preserve moments from everyday life. Be inspired by their techniques and learn how to document your own life with pencil and paper. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.

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DMA Members-Only Tours

Every fourth Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

DMA Members are invited to join us for an exclusive docent-led tour on the fourth Sunday of every month.

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Yaa Gyasi and Margo Jefferson: Family Ties

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning, culture critic Margo Jefferson will interview Yaa Gyasi about her epic debut novel, Homegoing, which begins with two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana—one married off to a wealthy Englishman, the other sold into slavery—and traces the lives of their descendants to 20th-century America.

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