Late Night at the DMA

Event at Dallas Museum of Art

Time Price
Fri, 6pm - 11:59pm
$10 public; $5 students (with valid ID); free for DMA members; free for children 11 and younger.

On the third Friday of each month, the museum is open until midnight. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours and family programs. See for a complete schedule for Late night on April 20. Activities include:

7pm Late Night Talk: The Power of Gold. Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, will discuss her new exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.

9pm Late Night Talk: Forests of Gold: The Arts of Metal in West Africa. Join Dr. Raymond Silverman, Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan, for a talk examining the artistry behind Ghana’s gold industry and the global trade network it created.

10:30pm Late Night Film: Paa Joe and the Lion (, a 2016 documentary directed by Ben Wigley, follows Ghanaian fantasy coffin artist Paa Joe as he teaches his son Jacob the craft that he has perfected over decades and to great acclaim. The film offers an intimate look into an artform that is central to Ghanaian beliefs and traditions surrounding death, while examining ideas of craftsmanship, legacy, and the relationship between art and life.

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