Format: 8/19/18

Steel Magnolias: From Page to Stage and Screen

Monday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.

Steel Magnolias is beloved by audiences as an acclaimed play that became an iconic movie; it's also a hilarious, heartwarming portrait of the strength and beauty of female friendship. At this event, Kevin Moriarty (Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center) will moderate a conversation with playwright Robert Harling and Joel Ferrell (Associate Artistic Director and director of DTC's production of Steel Magnolias), highlighting themes, memorable characters, and their insights into the creative process. Enjoy a sneak peek of actors performing brief excerpts from the play before it opens to the public.


Sarah Bird

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived as a slave—until the Union army destroyed the only world she's known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision to disguise herself as a man and fight with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers. Sarah Bird is the author of ten novels, including The Gap YearAbove the East China Sea, and The Yokota Officers Club.


Late Night Happy Hour Performance featuring the UpSwing Jazz Orchestra

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

Kick off the night with a swinging good time as you are transported back to the Big Band era. UpSwing Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Bill Geyer and part of the New Horizons Band Dallas, is a 20-piece ensemble that plays Big Band swing, jazz, and Latin music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.


Late Nights

Third Fridays, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

They say there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues but we say embrace them! Join us on Friday, August 17 for a night of blues music, tours exploring the color blue in the DMA's collection, and more! 


Teacher Workshop: Cult of the Machine

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

Calling all teachers! Enjoy DMA Late Night programming and earn CPE credit with our fall Teacher Workshop. Go back in time to the early 20th century and explore America's love affair with new technology, architecture, and design as we celebrate the exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. 

Attend talks with curators and special guests while learning strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in the classroom.  



Late Night Talk: Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.

DMA curator Sue Canterbury will talk about the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art, which examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. 


Late Night Main Stage featuring The Texas Gypsies

Friday, September 21, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Dance to original and classic hit music influenced by the vintage jazzy swingin' cool hep cat sounds of 1920s, 30s, and 40s America, along with a taste of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, and a pinch of Retro Deco Rockabilly, performed by the award-winning Texas Gypsies! 


Late Night Talk: Deco Cool

Friday, September 21, 9:30 p.m.

Join UT Austin Architecture Professor Dr. Christopher Long for a talk about Art Deco design in the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art. Long will discuss the defining characteristics of the Art Deco style and how it reflects American values in the early 20th century. 


Exhibition Talk: Architecture in the Machine Age

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

Join architecture historian Carol Willis for a talk about the skyscraper boom of the early 20th century and notable buildings featured in the new exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. 


Artist Talk: Runo Lagomarsino

Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

DMA curator Katherine Brodbeck will talk with artist Runo Lagomarsino about his exhibition at the DMA. Hear from the artist about how his work engages with history, politics, and national identity.​