No need to travel to experience the wonders of the world! Go global during the Dallas Arts District's Fall Boutique Block Party as we celebrate the reopening of the Crow Museum of Asian Art. Explore the DMA’s encyclopedic collection with tours, music, talks, and art activities inspired by South America, ancient Greece, Asia, Europe, and America.
Happy Hour Performance featuring Latin SoundScape
6:00 p.m., Atrium
Kick off the evening with an exciting mix of music from South America, Cuba, and Mexico. Blending instrumental and vocal Latin music, this trio features Yoban Quijones on guitar and vocals, David Lee Schloss on tenor sax, soprano sax, and flute, and Jorge Ginorio on percussion.
Late Night Creations: Wonder Wall
6:00–10:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)
Celebrate the Wonders of the World with one of the most influential inventions—printmaking! Use Styrofoam and ink to create a representation of what you think makes the world wonderful and contribute to our community Wonder Wall. All ages welcome, and 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. A selection of wine, domestic beer, and cocktails will be available for purchase.
Spotlight Tour: Islamic Art at the DMA
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join DMA Curator of Islamic and Medieval Art Heather Ecker for a tour of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art’s most exquisite objects.
Late Night Talk: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Go behind the scenes of the popular website Atlas Obscura with founder Dylan Thuras. Hear how this crowdsourced atlas of the world's hidden wonders came about, and discover some favorite entries from the last 10 years.
Nature Walk Family Tour
7:00 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
Leaves, flowers, rocks, and trees—art + nature? Yes, please! Search works of art in the collection for signs of Mother Nature’s take on the wonders of the world in this interactive family tour led by Museum staff.
Performance in the Galleries with Latin SoundScape
7:30 p.m., Level 4 Landing
Join Latin SoundScape for an encore acoustic performance of Latin music from South America, Cuba, and Mexico, featuring Yoban Quijones on guitar and vocals, David Lee Schloss on tenor sax, soprano sax, and flute, and Jorge Ginorio on percussion.
DMA Members-Only Tour
8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of artworks in our permanent collection.
Late Night Main Stage featuring Ida Y Vuelta Flamenco
8:00–8:45 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a fun mix of World Music with an upbeat fusion sound from Daniel Pardo and his band From A Land Far Away. Comprised of instrumentalists of diverse nationalities this performance will celebrate culture, life, and music bringing audiences together with the richness of their heritage.
Pop-Up Art Spot
8:00–10:30 p.m., Level 4, Ancient Art of the Americas Galleries
Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Ancient Art of the Americas Galleries to pick up a passport and begin your travels to earn activity stamps! Explore shapely structures and golden portraits, or participate in a scavenger hunt, all inspired by nearby works of art.
Tour: Wonder in Japanese Art
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Shoshana McIntosh in the Japanese Art Galleries to discuss the idea of “wonder” in relation to subject matter and art-making processes.
Late Night Talk: Rediscovering a 2,000-Year-Old Computer
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Archaeologist Dr. John Hale will tell the story behind the rediscovery of the world's first analog computer, found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Greece. Find out how this ancient computer worked and what it was used for.
Performance in the Galleries
9:30 p.m., Level 3 Landing
Listen to traditional Chinese music performed by members of the Dallas Huayun Chinese Orchestra. Featuring Anita Hu, Xiaoyu Ma, and Daxin Chen, the trio will perform on the guzheng, yangqin, and erhu. Dedicated to Sino-American cultural exchange, the Dallas Huayun Orchestra is the most prominent Chinese music group in the DFW area and has performed at events throughout Texas.
Ceremonial Bar featuring DJ Derek Lynn
9:30–11:30 p.m., Outside the Flora Street Entrance
Sip a cocktail outside at the Ceremonial Bar and listen to DJ Derek Lynn spin a soulful blend of toe-tappers while enjoying the fall weather.
After Hours Showcase featuring Daniel Pardo
10:00–11:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a fun mix of World Music from Daniel Pardo and his band. Daniel Pardo’s unique sound is a direct reflection of his energetic and passionate personality. His philosophy is to experience every last element of life, and this is evident in his music, with its upbeat, fusion sound.
Insomniac Tour: The Tides of Mont Saint Michel
10:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
UT Dallas Research Fellow Paul Galvez will discuss a newly acquired painting by Paul Signac that captures one of Europe’s architectural wonders in hundreds of tiny brushstrokes.
Late Night Film: The Eagle Huntress
10:15 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
The critically acclaimed 2017 documentary The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. Set in the breathtaking landscapes of the Mongolian steppe, the film captures the beauty and artistry of this long-held tradition and Aisholpan’s moving story of determination and bravery as she ultimately competes against 70 of the most accomplished male Kazakh eagle hunters. This film is rated G (2016, 101 min.).
Performance in the Galleries
11:00 p.m., Level 3 Landing
End your night with traditional Chinese music performed by members of the Dallas Huayun Chinese Orchestra. Featuring Anita Hu, Xiaoyu Ma, and Daxin Chen, the trio will perform on the guzheng, yangqin, and erhu. Dedicated to Sino-American cultural exchange, the Dallas Huayun Orchestra is the most prominent Chinese music group in the DFW area and has performed at events throughout Texas.
$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional $10 ticket), $5 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Members, FREE for children 11 and under