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Late Nights: Fashion and Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Explore ways the worlds of fashion and art have inspired and influenced each other across cultures and over the centuries through music, talks, and art activities.

Program Highlights:

Happy Hour Performance featuring Jazz Manouche
6:00–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Jazz Manouche is an acoustic ensemble that plays music in the tradition of French jazz musicians from the 1930s and 40s, such as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. This gypsy jazz group is led by Kim Platko, a well-known Dallas-area musician who has worked on a variety of professional recording and orchestral projects over the last 30 years. Joining Platko will be Chris McGuire on clarinet and saxophone, Drew Phelps on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums. 

Self-Guided Tour: Top to Toe 
6:00-10:30 p.m., Pick up at the main Visitor Services Desk
Christian Dior thoughtfully crafted each detail of an outfit—from hats to heels—so he could offer his clients a total Dior look. Use this guide to explore the European art galleries on and some of the DMA’s most luxurious looks from top to toe. 

Spotlight Tour: Asian Textiles 
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Join Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, for a tour of the exhibition "Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road." 

Late Night Talk: "Dior: From Paris to the World"
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
DMA decorative arts curator Sarah Schleuning will share highlights from her new exhibition "Dior: From Paris to the World" and discuss how the House of Dior has looked to art for inspiration over the last 70 years.

Late Night Film: "Paris Couture" (2016)
7:30 p.m., C3 Theater
This documentary explores the intertwined careers of the great couturiers, including Dior, Chanel, and Givenchy, who helped revive Parisian haute couture after World War II. 

Performances in the Galleries
7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., Level 2, European Galleries
As you stroll through our newly installed European Galleries, enjoy French music performed by Mary Medrick on the accordion and Katrina Glaze on the violin.

Main Stage Performance featuring the Jamal Mohamed Ensemble 
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a world music performance, featuring music from Egypt, Morocco, Greece, and Indonesia performed by the Jamal Mohamed Ensemble. Mohamed is known for his virtuosity on the doumbek, incorporating many innovative jazz and Latin styles with this ancient instrument.

Tour: Head Wraps, a History 
8:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services
DeskJoin local artist Chesley Antoinette for a talk and demo about the history of head wraps in Africa and the Americas. Antoinette will demonstrate head wrap styles while discussing how her work as a visual artist responds to these traditions.

Live Podcast: The Golden Age of Haute Couture with "Dressed"
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
When Dior unveiled his New Look in the late 1940s, he kicked off what would be known as a Golden Age of Couture. Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary from the podcast "Dressed" for a live episode about what made this era of fashion design so iconic and who the key players were.

Late Night After Hours featuring Christine Albert’s French Show
10:00–10:45 p.m., Atrium
Experience a unique blend of country and French music with Christine Albert’s French Show accompanied by Chris Gage. Called “a woman who is part Edith Piaf, part cowgirl” Christine Albert covers songs by French Icons as well as American standards from swing to country to some Cajun grooves. The Austin Chronicle said that “hearing Albert singing 'La Vie en Rose' was as memorable as any moment this writer recalls. Her voice floated - the song's lyrical beauty free and dancing in the ether.” 

Insomniac Tour: Art Couture
10:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk
Since Christian Dior’s days as a gallerist, the House of Dior has looked to art for inspiration. Join DMA Educator Katie Bradley for a tour about artists like Mondrian, Picasso, and the Surrealists who influenced Dior designs over the years.

Tickets to Late Night do not include entry to "Dior: From Paris to the World."
Late Night Tickets:$10 public
$5 student (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

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