Art in the Dark

August 7, 2014
Community Program

Feel the rhythm of the Jazz Age during this late-night program that includes art making, films, music, tours, and more inspired by the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Need some sparkle? Design your own costume jewelry!
Feeling dapper? Decorate a boater hat!

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the special exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Curly’s Frozen Custard
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break from the festivities, and cool off with a cup of Curly’s Frozen Custard.

Food Trucks
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks*, and enjoy on the museum’s plaza.
*Food available for purchase.

Paper Moon Photo Op
5:30–9:15 p.m.
Sit on the moon and have your photo taken in this turn-of-the-century-inspired photo op.

Jazz Age Costume Contest
Wear your finest Jazz-era clothing to the event, and you could win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.; winner announced at 6:30 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.; winner announced at 9 p.m.
Must be present to win.

Family Music Making with Donna Hopson
Sessions begin at 5:45 and 6:30 p.m.
Make some music during this fun and interactive activity created especially for families! This program is best for families with children ages 4–10.

Dancing with Mark and Susan O’Brien
Lessons begin at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes and try the steps to Jazz Age favorites like the Charleston and Lindy Hop!

Music with Panther Jazz
7–7:45 p.m. and 8:15–9 p.m.
Feel the rhythm with local group Panther Jazz as they play hits from the Jazz Age and beyond.

Short Films
7:15–9:30 p.m.
Watch classic cartoon shorts and Vaudeville acts from the 1920s and 30s.
Walt Disney’s
Jazz Fool (1929)
Musicland (1935)
Woodland Café (1937)
Vaudeville Acts
Shaw and Lee in Going Places (1930)
Edgar Bergen in The Office Scandal (1931)

Exhibition Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Take a tour of the special exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

Speakeasy hosted by The Usual
Must be 21 years or older.

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