Three museums all open til midnight and you can see films and hear music outside under the stars. This is an event that comes highly recommended and with the wonderful fall weather and great restaurants nearby it’s a treat for the eyes, ears and mouth. Starts tonight, October 15th and every third Friday of the month. Best way to experience all the museums when they are all open at night.
The Museum Block Party brings the Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art, ’til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection After Dark together featuring their exciting programs and exhibits. Tonight at 9:30 PM the Dallas Film Society and the Crow Collection of Asian Art will screen the film King Kong vs. Godzilla along Flora Street. Bring a blanket and a picnic to snuggle up with your King Kong.
Cost: General admission to the museums
- Dallas Museum of Art: $10 or less
- Nasher Sculpture Center: $10 or less
- Crow Collection of Asian Art: Free
A combination ticket to the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center is $16.
All outdoor activities are free and indoor activities are included in general admission.
There will be music from 6 to 9 PM on Flora street featuring string and brass groups along with singer Tiger Darrow
All three museums will have music and entertainment of their own.
DallasMuseum of Art Highlights
– Foodies Anyone! Kings of Pastry (2009)
10:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
16 Chefs, 3 days, 1 Chance. Kings of Pastry brings to the screen a scene never before witnessed: sixteen French pastry chefs gathered for three intense days of mixing, piping, and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures. This is the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) competition, the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef; it is a dream and an obsession. The film follows Jacquy Pfeiffer, founder of The French Pastry School in Chicago, as he returns to France to compete in this competition of extraordinary skill, nerves of steel, and luck in hopes of being declared, by President Sarkozy, one of the Kings of Pastry. This film is not rated (84 minutes).
Promotional support provided by Dallas Film Society
The Mourner’s Dirge Dance Processional
7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Concourse
Students of the Division of Dance from Southern Methodist University will perform in The Mourner’s Dirge, a dance inspired by the forty extraordinary alabaster sculptures forming a funeral procession that adorned the tomb of John the Fearless, the second duke of Burgundy.
Catherine Turocy, acclaimed choreographer decorated by the French government as a Chevalier (knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters, was commissioned to choreograph The Mourner’s Dirge. She is the Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company.
Crow Collection of Asian Art Highlights
Obake – Japanese Ghost Stories
6PM | Mezzanine
Join Kristina Hilliard, Manager of Learning Partnerships, for eerie ghost stories from Japan.
Flashlight Tour of the Galleries
10PM | Front Lobby
Join Kristinia Hilliard, Manager of Learning Partnerships, as she leads a hauntingly spooky flashlight tour of the museum’s collection. Be on the lookout for ghosts. This especially gets eerie when you are around the statues.
9 PM Movie in the Garden – Hope Floats
Interactive – Planetary – Planetary – Interactive
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Twitter Activities: Haunted Museum Art Challenge
Starting 7:30 p.m.
Starting at 7:30 PM, you can join in on the Haunted Museum Art Challenge. Test your knowledge of the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art and Nasher Sculpture Center with the Haunted Museum Art Challenge. Starting at 7:30 p.m., @DalArtsDistrict will tweet one clue every 30 minutes (three tweeted clues total) with the hashtags #ArtInOct and #ArtHunt. Tweet a picture of the solved clues and include the hashtags #ArtInOct and #ArtHunt. Be the first to find the answers to all three spooky clues and you could win a membership to one of the museums! Membership benefits include exclusive activities you can’t get if you are not a member.
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- Dallas Museum of Art
- Crow Collection of Asian Art
- Nasher Sculpture Center
- Dallas Arts District