Free Event: Crow Collection Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Dallas – September 17

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Crow Collection on Friday, September 17, 2010.  Join us at this free event for a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibit Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th – 19th Centuries. Enjoy some great free family activities and enjoy free beer and soft drinks.  The “Crow Collection After Dark” event is free. If you’d like to also see the events that night at the DMA and Nasher, you can get a joint admission to Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art and ’til Midnight at the Nasher for  $16 or less.


Time: 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Free Lecture: Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th – 19th Centuries
6 PM – 6:30 PM | Mezzanine
Join Director Amy Lewis Hofland for a sneak peek at some of the treasures of the upcoming exhibition Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th – 19th Centuries opening October 21 at the Crow Collection. Limited seating available.

Free Performances in the Galleries

6 PM – 7 PM | Gallery I

Enjoy mariachi music in the galleries while you view treasures from the upcoming exhibition Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th – 19th Centuries.

Complimentary Mexican Soft Drinks
6 PM – 10 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
Enjoy a taste of the natural flavors of Jarritos, a delicious Mexican soft drink. Supplies limited.

Free Family Art Activity: Treasure Chests

6 PM – 8 PM | Gallery III

Be inspired by the real treasure chests that traveled between Mexico and Asia and decorate your own. Since no chest is complete without treasure, make sure to pack some silver chocolate coins. Supplies limited.

Free Family Art Activity: Swashbuckling Sailor Hats

6 PM – 8 PM | Gallery III
While braving the high seas, a sailor needed a sturdy hat. Use the traditional Japanese art of origami to make and decorate your own swashbuckling cap. Supplies limited.

Free Family Art Activity: Ocean Origami
6 PM – 8 PM | Gallery III
Create whales, turtles, and various fish from the sea using the traditional Japanese art of origami. Supplies limited.

Free Performance on the Plaza: Dallas Kiyari Daiko
7 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
Taiko was played as a ceremonial instrument in the Shinto Shrines and provided background rhythms for spring and fall festivals. Tonight, listen as Dallas Kiyari Daiko performs this traditional style of Japanese drumming.

Free Performance in the Galleries: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
8:15 PM | Gallery III
Dancers from the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico perform while wearing traditional China Poblana (Chinese Pueblan) costumes. These elaborate and sequined dresses from the region of Puebla are said to be inspired by the fabrics and textiles of Asia.

Free Lecture: Sailing the Stars through Time
9 PM | Mezzanine
Join Max Corneau, NASA/ JPL Solar System Ambassador, for a lecture on the use of astronomy by Japanese merchant ships sailing to and from Mexico. Limited seating available.

Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10 PM – 11:30 PM | Gallery III
Join DJ Mark Ridlen for a multimedia karaoke experience while sampling free beers from Japan and Mexico. Supplies limited; must show proof of age to be served alcohol.

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