Second Thursdays at the Carter: Representation & Reality

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Event Date

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5–8 p.m.

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Event Description

Join us every second Thursday to connect with art through cocktails, conversations, and creativity. Enjoy activities this month created in collaboration with Carter Community Partner Tarrant County Education Foundation, and explore photographs in the exhibition Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection and learn about the history of Black representation in American art.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Museum’s parking lot located on Camp Bowie Blvd. Accessible parking is located on Lancaster Avenue. Additional free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the University of North Texas Health Science Center parking lots. A Cultural District map is available for further help locating parking locations.


5–8 p.m.

Enjoy drinks in our Atrium. Carter members get one complimentary drink! Lite bites are available for purchase at the Carter’s Food Cart.

Create an original artwork using photographs in the Black Every Day exhibition and contemplate questions about representation. Led by Carter Community Artist Mary Nangah. Supplies are limited to the first 200 people.

5–6 p.m.

Listen to a happy-hour performance by Armond Vance. Vance is a violinist whose music can best be described as a cross-pollination between classical, hip-hop, R&B, and soul.

5–7:30 p.m.

Chat with a member of Tarrant County Education Foundation about the organization’s artist of the year, sculptor Ed Dwight, and view an artwork by the artist.

6–7 p.m.

Exhibition Talk: Johnica Rivers, writer/editor, curator, and scholar will chat with Lauren Cross, interdisciplinary artist/filmmaker, curator, and scholar, and Carter curator Kristen Gaylord about how the Black Every Day exhibition came together. They’ll also share information they’ve discovered in their research about the photographs in the Carter’s collection that span over 100 years of photographic representations of Black American experiences. Following their conversation, both speakers will participate in a Q&A. Seating for the talk will be first-come, first-served.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the talk.

7–8 p.m.

Hear perspectives from members of the Tarrant County Education Foundation connected to photographs in the exhibition. 

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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Part of: Second Thursdays