Art in the Dark

August 1, 2013
Community Program

Don’t be afraid of the dark! Experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, films, food, tours, and more inspired by the exhibition We the People: Picturing American Identity. No reservations are required. All ages welcome.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Embellish a star-shaped box
Design a glowing votive
Construct a paper star

5:30–9:30 p.m.
In between activities, sit down and enjoy a cup of Curly’s Frozen Custard on the Portico!

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Discover American art! 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
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few short films that explore American pastimes.

Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First? (1946)
Disney’s Casey at the Bat (1946) and How to Play Football (1944)
Musical numbers from Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Peter Seeger’s To Hear Your Banjo Play (1947)

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Explore the exhibition We the People: Picturing American Identity with the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers. 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 at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Listen to storyteller Decee Cornish as he tells thrilling American tales. Introducing new stories each hour, this award-winning storyteller will keep you coming back for more!

Outdoor Fun
6–9:30 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.

Tap Dancing with Gracey Tune
Presentations begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Get your toes tapping with Gracey Tune, founder and artistic director of Arts Fifth Avenue, as she discusses the history of American tap dance and demonstrates a few basic steps for you to try!

Printmaking Art Cart
6:45–8:45 p.m.
Discover the methods and handle the tools that are used in various printmaking processes at the Art Cart located in the We the People: Picturing American Identity exhibition.

Songs with Smooth Brew, barbershop quartet
7:30–8:15 p.m.
Listen to Smooth Brew’s patriotic and doo-wop melodies and learn about what makes barbershop quartets unique.

Exhibition Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Explore the exhibition We the People: Picturing American Identity during this docent-guided tour.

08/01/2013 5:30pm 08/01/2013 9:30pm Art in the Dark Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public