Crow Collection After Dark
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Crow Collection After Dark
Friday, May 18 | Travel India!
6PM – Midnight | FREE
All aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway! Pack your bags and prepare to travel the great country of India. Try your hand at a rangoli, learn a traditional Indian dance, listen to the music of India, and taste a variety of sweet treats.
Message in a Bottle: Opening Reception and Print Sale
5 – 10 PM | Link Asia
Join international and area students, including printmaking students from Booker T. Washington High School, for a reception and auction of student prints. All proceeds benefit the Drepung Loseling Monastery and the Tibetan Healing Fund.
Mandala Press: Tibetan Prayer Flag T-Shirts
6 – 9 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza Balcony
Choose a prayer flag design by printmaking students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and create a personalized tshirt or prayer flag. $10 tshirt/$5 prayer flag donation required; all proceeds benefit the BTWHSVPA Student Free Tibet Club.
Art Activity: Rangoli
6 – 9 PM | Flora Street
A type of decoration drawn on the ground in front of a house, a rangoli welcomes visitors to a household. Help create a community rangoli made of sand.
Art Activity: Letters from the Rail
6 – 10 PM | Jade Room
Create your own envelope from colorful paper and write a letter home describing your travels and adventures on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Touch Table: Silks and Saris
6 – 10 PM | Arbor Walk
See and feel the different fabrics, designs and textures from saris across India and learn the different styles of draping that accompany this piece of fashion.
Nruthyashakti Indian Folk Academy presents Saawan Aayo
6:30 PM | Grand Gallery
Join artists from the Nruthyashakti Indian Folk Academy for a performance of Saawan Aayo, meaning “Here Comes the Rain.” The rain brings happiness, stands for the return of one’s love, the return of the spring, the return of true promise and when love comes back! This performance will presented through four different styles of traditional Indian folk dance.
Complimentary Indian Sweets
6 – 8PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza Balcony
Enjoy sampling of a variety of Indian sweets including Bundi Ladoos, Kala Jamuns, Besan Burfees, Kesar Pedas, and Milk Cakes. Supplies are limited.
Family Tour: Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asia
7 PM | Meet in the Front Lobby
Join museum educators for a tour of the exhibition Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asia. Follow some well-worn paths in fabled journeys from the cultures of Asia, and pave a road of your own on this family friendly tour.
Performance in the Garden: Kaguya-Hime with the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet
7:30 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
The ballet Kaguya-Hime is based on the 10th century Japanese folktale entitled, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, considered the oldest extant Japanese narrative. This transcendent story follows the life of Kaguya-Hime, the Moon Princess. Celebrate this timeless story with a special performance of a scene from this new and exciting ballet.
Performance in the Galleries: Sitar and Tabla
8:30 PM | Grand Gallery
Enjoy a classical sitar and tabla performance.
Complimentary Indian Beer Tasting
8:30 – 11:30 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza Balcony
Sip complimentary Indian beer. Supplies limited; must show proof of age to be served alcohol.
Gallery Tour with the Curator
9:00 PM | Mezzanine
Join curator, Caron Smith, on a special tour of the exhibition Noble Change: Tantric Art of the High Himalaya and explore the rich tradition of tantric art made in the Himalayan regions to serve the practices that developed there as Vajrayana Buddhism.
After Dark Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10 – 11:45 PM | Grand Gallery
Keep the energy alive and dancing and join DJ Mark Ridlen for a multimedia karaoke experience and sign up to sing your favorite song.
In the case of inclement weather, some activities may move indoors or be cancelled.