"Second Thursdays"

Second Thursdays at the Carter: Gilded & Glamorous

Event Details

Event Date

  • Thursday, July 11, 5–8 p.m.

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Event Description

Connect with art through cocktails, conversations, and creativity. Each month you’ll find something different—from performances, artist talks, and unique tours to art making, music, and films. This month, step into the spellbinding world of the silver screen for a night themed on the Golden Age of cinema and the exhibition Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood.


5–6 p.m.

Join Jon Frembling, the Carter’s Gentling Curator and Head of Archives, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Moving Pictures exhibition.

5–8 p.m.

Walk the red carpet and enjoy drinks for purchase in the Atrium, including a specialty, prohibition-era cocktail called the Queen Bee. Carter members get one complimentary drink! Lite bites are available for purchase at the Carter’s Food Cart.

Enjoy live music by Aautumn, who will perform a variety of songs connected to films throughout history.

Find out what your lip print says about you with a lip-print reader from Mystic Kathryn.

Learn a variety of makeup styles that were popular during the 1920s through the 1950s with principal makeup artist Halley Hamer at House of Tesla Beauty.

Check out magazines and advertisements from our archives that show popular hair and makeup styles in films throughout the early 20th century.

Experiment with how camera filters can change our reality in photographs and film in this artmaking activity inspired by Moving Pictures with Carter Community Artist Raul Rodriguez. Supplies limited to the first 200 people.

6–7 p.m.

Join a film history tour of Moving Pictures with Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr., the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Endowed Professor of the Humanities at Texas Christian University.

7–8 p.m.

Join a fashion-themed tour of Moving Pictures with Stephanie Bailey, professor of fashion merchandising at Texas Christian University and curator of TCU’s Historic Costume Collection. 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation may be provided during this event upon advance request. Please send us an email for more information.

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

Event Sponsors

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

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

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Event Program

Part of: Second Thursdays