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ARTafterDARK: SMU College Night Thursday
September 28, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDTFree
For SMU Students: ID required
Limited Edition T-Shirt
The first 100 people to arrive get a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark ARTafterDARK shirt designed by SMU student artist Sophie Kim.
Step under the black light and use neon pencils to color your own fluorescing version of works at the museum.
Lit Origami Lanterns
Work with the SMU chapter of Paper for Water to fold an origami lantern lit with an LED diode, or collaborate with others to make a multi-sheet ornament.
Grab a finger light and paint with light on the big screen.
Art by Candlelight
Experience the museum’s gallery of Medieval and early Renaissance art the way it was intended – by candlelight and by song.
Capture your glowing review of this year’s College Night at the Meadows Museum in a photo souvenir.
Mini Pyramid Lights
Create a portable pyramid light with vellum, an electric tea light, and your imagination.
Join SMU’s Student Organized Artist Collective (SOAC) to create a custom, collaged lightbox that’s perfect to hang at home.
Riddle Me This
Grab a team and a UV flashlight and solve riddles in the galleries. Teams that successfully figure out all the riddles will win a glowing prize.
Channel your inner child and create the glowing peg-light images of your dreams.
Gallery Talks | 8:45 & 9:30 PM
Learn more about the art on the walls from SMU students Andreina Rodriguez & Lucia Hinojosa.
Enjoy treats that help bring light into the world. Each featured dessert is from an organization that changes lives. Savor brownies from Café Momentum, pie bites from Chance’s Cafe, and cookies from Break Bread, Break Borders.
The Spanish Wave
Tonight’s playlist features five bands from Spain that were featured in the 2023 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) festival.