Art in the Dark

At the Amon Carter

The Amon Carter offers an ongoing array of programs for its visitors, from lectures by visiting artists and scholars to extended education opportunities, family events, children’s programs, and a book club.

Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Support for these programs provided in part by the Excellence in Education Campaign.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:00pm10:00pm
Community Program

Don’t be afraid of the dark! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, films, food, and more inspired by the exhibition Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
6–9:45 p.m.
Draw a starry night
Create a glowing vignette
Assemble a dream collage
Craft an eye mask for nighttime relaxation

Refreshments
6–9:45 p.m.
In between activities, sit down and enjoy a light, late-night snack!

Art Search
6–9:45 p.m.
Discover artworks with nocturnal subjects! Pick up a question sheet (adult and family versions are available) at the Welcome Desk in Gallery 3. Complete the search, and claim your prize!

Short Films
6–9:45 p.m.
Nocturnal happenings have been the subject of many art forms, including film. Stop by and enjoy a few short films that explore night!

Georges Méliès’
The Astronomer’s Dream (La Lune à un mètre) (1898)
A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) (1902)

Disney’s Silly Symphonies
The Skeleton Dance (1929)
The Old Mill (1937)

Pixar’s
Day and Night (2010)
La Luna (2011)

Family Tour
6–6:45 p.m.
Explore the exhibition Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection with one of the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers, Erin Long. Discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries! This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Stories with Decee Cornish
Stories begin: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.
Listen to storyteller Decee Cornish as he tells thrilling tales inspired by the moon, stars, and works of art on display in the museum. Introducing new stories each hour, this award-winning storyteller will keep you coming back for more!

Take Me to the Stars with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Mobile Noble Planetarium
Presentations begin: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Explore the wonders of space inside the museum with the FWMSH’s Astronomy Lab on Wheels Program. Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars that still sparks our imagination today! Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets, and special astronomy events happening that evening.

Tour with Curatorial Fellow Laura Patrizi
7–7:45 p.m.
Join Laura Patrizi, Luce Curatorial Fellow and curator of Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, as she explores the exhibition’s various nocturnal themes and the techniques used to depict them.

Relaxation Sessions with Lucy Càñez
Sessions begin: 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
Experience a guided relaxation session, seated or reclining, with yoga instructor Lucy Càñez. Feel the stress melt away with the use of simple techniques that you can use every night before bedtime!

Outdoor Fun
8–9:45 p.m.
Light up the night with outdoor glowing games! Toss around a bright beach ball, throw a flickering Frisbee with friends, or start a game of radiant ring toss.

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