Why just celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th? The Dallas Museum of Art offers a week of sweet ways to celebrate with your sweetheart. Whether it be your date or your family, share the experience of two DMA organized exhibitions, appearances by authors, family fun activities, Late Night, and more.
Saturday, February 12: enjoy a day of free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and treat the family to a special Valentine’s Day outing with activities until 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the closing weekend of African Masks: The Art of Disguise with Radio Disney. Create your own animal-inspired costume in the C3 Art Studio, take a family tour through African Masks, and meet a few of our friends from the Dallas Zoo. At noon, be one of the first to see the new exhibition Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement in a DMA “Sneak Peek.”
Bring a date and share a dessert for two and a bit of champagne in the Atrium Café beginning Tuesday, February 8 through Late Night Date Night on Friday, February 18 and spoil your date with an electric love ring or an exclusive piece of Estate Jewelry found only at the DMA store. During Late Night enjoy a romantic evening with music from local musicians including Austin based Amy Cook, dinner in the Atrium Café, creativity challenges, and strolls through the galleries. Listen to author Kevin Brockmeier discuss his latest novel, The Illumination, a story about love notes written by a husband to his wife.
Center for Creative Connections: African Masks Family Celebration: February 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entire family can explore African Masks: The Art of Disguise, an exhibition that reveals the functions and meanings behind African masks. See masks from sub-Saharan Africa in a variety of types, styles, sizes, and materials. Enjoy an African Masks Family Celebration with Radio Disney and a variety of activities for families, including a family film, performances, Studio Creations, and a visit from the Dallas Zoo. Free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Late Night Date Night: Friday, February 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10 or less. Enjoy a romantic evening as you explore our newly installed European and impressionist galleries, listening to songs of romance performed by local musicians. Stay late for concerts, tours, open mic, and more.
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. 214-922-1200.