Event info

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

This event is for currently enrolled students only, must present valid SMU ID for admission.


Dalí in the Dark

Exclusively for current SMU students, this Surreal soiree will explore the mini masterpieces of Salvador Dalí in a special after-hours event! Show your SMU student ID for FREE admission to view the exhibition "Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936" and enjoy the fun:

"Dalí in the Dark" T-Shirt
Who doesn’t love a free shirt? The first 100 people through the doors can pick up a limited-edition "Dalí in the Dark" t-shirt designed by local artist Francisco Moreno.

Dessert Bar & Lounge featuring BALDO’S ice cream
Hang out with friends and indulge in a decadent dessert bar. Fill up on chocolate, cookies, cupcakes, candy, and Baldo’s ice cream.* 
*Baldo’s Ice Cream is first-come, first-served for the first 300 people.

Tarot Readings with the Dalí Deck*
Dalí designed Tarot cards? Who knew? Enjoy a reading with the Dalí Deck focused on revealing helpful information for your fall term.
*Tarot readings are first-come, first-served.

Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Grab props and friends and strike a pose in front of a Magic Mirror Photo Booth. Leave with a memento of your surreal night.

Interactive Installation Game: The Tender Cut
Dive into a surreal dream where emotions overlap each other. Tender Cut is a virtual exploration game inspired by the first scene of "Un Chien Andalou," the 1929 film on view in Smith Auditorium.

Art Making with Joel Murray
Get creative in the galleries with artist and educator Joel Murray, whose art involves fictional characters and ridiculous happenings.

Surrealist Games
Release your rational mind as you play surrealist board games in the galleries.

Short Films: "Un Chien Andalou" & "Destino"
Sit back and enjoy Dalí on the big screen. His collaborative films—"Un Chien Andalou" (1929) and "Destino" (2003)—play all night in Smith Auditorium.

The Dish on Dalí: Gallery Talks
Join a Meadows Museum Student Ambassador for a quick 5-minute talk to get insight into the mind of the man who referred to his mustache as “the most serious part of my personality.”

Mustachioed Mirrors
Selfie opportunities abound! Pose in front of the museum’s mustachioed mirrors and post to social media using the event’s hashtags: #meadowSMUseumdallas #meadowscollegenight #Daliinthedark

Snap Happy
Dalí goes digital! Enjoy the night’s custom Snapchat lens and snap away.


Anne Kindseth