Second Thursdays at the Carter: Surreal & Stylish

"Second Thursdays at the Carter"

Event Details

Event Date

  • Thursday, December 8, 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. This month, experience the midcentury Fort Worth art scene in the exhibition Charles Truett Williams: The Art of the Scene and dress in your sharpest suits and chic dresses for a night of socializing.


5–8 p.m.

Enjoy drinks in the Atrium, play surrealist party games, and listen to DJ Wild in the Street spin popular and under-the-radar songs from the 1960s. Carter members get one complimentary drink! Lite bites are available for purchase at the Carter’s Food Cart.

Add to a collaborative sculpture just like Charles Truett Williams and his friends would do during parties. Led by Carter Community Artist Kalee Appleton. Supplies are limited to the first 200 people.

Check out the Library and explore objects from the Charles Truett Williams archive.

5–6 p.m.

S. Janelle Montgomery, Gentling Fellow and guest scholar at the Carter, will discuss how the Fort Worth art scene influenced Williams and how he, in turn, shaped the art scene in Fort Worth.

6–7 p.m.

Tom Motley, Professor Emeritus in Art and Art History from Dallas College, will discuss how Williams represented the ideal artist to the post-WWII generation of Texas artists like Jack Boynton, Jim Love, David McManaway, and Gene Owens.

7–8 p.m.

Dr. Katie Robinson Edwards, Gentling Fellow and Executive Director and Curator at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum, will focus on objects in the exhibition that exemplify Williams's love of play and games, which is the subject of her essay in the Carter's e-book.

7:30 p.m.

Get inspired by the photographs included in the exhibition and come dressed in your finest midcentury outfits! Compete in our fashion contest for best dressed; winners will receive a prize!

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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Part of: Second Thursdays