Second Thursdays at the Carter: Shadow & Shine

"Second Thursdays at the Carter"

Event Details

Event Date

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, 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, hear from artist Anila Agha about how she captures light in her exhibition Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair.


5–6 p.m.

Enjoy drinks and live music by Jamal Mohamed Ensemble in the Atrium inspired by Anila Agha’s Pakistani heritage. Jamal Mohamed Ensemble explores and expands on the musical traditions of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Carter members get one complimentary drink!

5–8 p.m.

Join us in the Lounge to create your own 3D light sculpture inspired by A Beautiful Despair. Led by Carter Community Artist Kalee Appleton. Supplies are limited to the first 200 people.

6–7:30 p.m.

Artist Anila Agha will share the stories behind her new works in A Beautiful Despair. Fifteen artworks, including two site-specific sculptures created for the Carter, reflect Agha’s response to the loss and historic events we have all experienced over the last year and a half. After sharing the process and meaning of these works, curator Shirley Reece-Hughes will join her to discuss her vision for the exhibition. Following their conversation, both speakers will participate in a Q&A. Learn more about Anila Agha and her exhibition A Beautiful Despair.

Masks will be required during the lecture.

7:30–8 p.m.

Anila Agha will sign copies of her limited-edition artist book A Beautiful Despair: Anila Quayyum Agha.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during Anila Agha’s talk.

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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This fall, we’re celebrating “60 years of celebrations” with events that relate to stories about the Museum’s history and collection. Join us for a special year full of fun and inspiration!