Second Thursdays at the Carter: Art & Advocacy

Event Details

Event Date

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023, 5–8 p.m.

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Event Description

Join us every second Thursday to connect with art through cocktails, conversations, and creativity. This month, celebrate the legacy of founder Ruth Carter Stevenson for what would have been her 100th birthday and raise a glass in tribute to Stevenson, who forever shaped the art world.


5–6 p.m.

Listen to The Stockton Helbing Quartet as they perform jazz music that was popular throughout Ruth Carter Stevenson’s life.

5–8 p.m.

Enjoy drinks for purchase in the Atrium, including a specialty French 75 cocktail, to celebrate. Carter members get one complimentary drink! Lite bites are available for purchase at the Carter’s Food Cart.

Make a poster connected to the issues you are passionate about and then have your photograph taken in the galleries with your poster. For one night only, these portraits will be on view in the Carter. Led by Carter Community Artist Diane Durant. Supplies limited to the first 200 people.

Watch our Masterpiece Memories video series featuring vintage footage of the Carter’s collection told to you from our founder herself, Ruth Carter Stevenson. Filmed in 2006, Stevenson reflects on how many of the masterworks came to be part of the Carter’s collection and shares her memories of how the Museum grew to become one of the best museums of American art in the country.

Explore objects from our Library collection that connect to Ruth Carter Stevenson, including exhibition catalogues throughout the Carter’s 62 years and other important mementos, and learn more about her history and the artwork she collected for the Carter.

6–7 p.m.

Join Executive Director Andrew J. Walker on a tour of the collection focused on the legacy of Ruth Carter Stevenson and how she advocated for art and artists throughout her life.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation may be provided during this event upon advance request.

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

Event Sponsors

Second Thursdays at the Carter is generously supported by the Louella Martin Foundation.

The Carter Community Artists initiative is supported in part by the Building Community Fund.

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Event Program

Part of: Second Thursdays