June 16, 2022 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art Celebrates Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass During Annual Party on the Porch

A large crowd of people sit and mingle on the grassy lawn in front of the Carter.

The Museum’s Free Outdoor Concert featuring Brent Cobb Will Be Held on Saturday, September 10, from 6–10 p.m.

Fort Worth, TX, June 16, 2022—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is excited to announce its annual music and arts festival, Party on the Porch (POP), celebrating the closing weekend of Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. This free event will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. with art-making activities, extended gallery hours, and live music by Grammy-nominated country music artist Brent Cobb.

Throughout the evening, a variety of free creative experiences will be offered. Build your own Venice-themed cityscape with blocks and other building materials; make your own colorful, mixed-media mosaic inspired by works in our special exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass; create your own glowing, wearable artwork; bring to life a work of art at our hands-on sensory stations; and participate in talks and tours throughout the galleries. Experience the last weekend of two exhibitions: Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum that examines American tourism, art making, and art collecting in Venice; and Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection, featuring artworks that spotlight and celebrate more than 100 years of Black American life. Both exhibitions are on view through September 11.

“The Carter is thrilled to host our annual free, fun, art and music festival, Party on the Porch, as well as celebrate the exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass,” said Andrew J. Walker, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Our evening of Venice, art-making activities, and live music by the talented Brent Cobb will be a night you won’t want to miss.”

Brent Cobb is a Grammy-nominated country music singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Georgia, Cobb returned to his home state a few years ago after establishing a career as one of Nashville's most creative and compelling songwriters. Cobb follows in the footsteps of his country music heroes with his new gospel album, And Now, Let’s Turn to Page….

Local food trucks will be on-site offering a variety of food and drink options for purchase. Visit cartermuseum.org/POP22 for a current list of food trucks. Carter members will enjoy access to a VIP area with free drinks and lite bites. Pan Ector is back by popular demand with their Fort Worth-themed T-shirts that are screen printed on-site.

Free tickets are available online beginning June 23. All ages require a free ticket to enter the event, including infants and toddlers. Exclusive early tickets are available for Carter members beginning June 16. Visit cartermuseum.org/POP22 to reserve your tickets in advance. Free parking is available at the HSC surface lots (north of the Museum). Additional paid parking is also available at the Western Heritage Garage on Gendy Street and other parking lots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. For more information about POP parking and accessibility, call 817.738.1933 or email info@cartermuseum.org. Visit the Museum’s website and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. Will Rogers Road will be closed between Lancaster Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m. through noon on Sunday, September 11. Please do not bring your pets. Coolers, picnic baskets, glass, and outside alcohol are not permitted.

Party on the Porch is sponsored in part by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation.

About the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is a dynamic cultural resource that provides unique access and insight into the history and future of American creativity through its expansive exhibitions and programming. The Carter’s preeminent collection includes masterworks by legendary American artists such as Ruth Asawa, Alexander Calder, Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Robert Duncanson, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and John Singer Sargent, as well as one of the country’s foremost repositories of American photography. In addition to its innovative exhibition program and engagement with artists working today, the museum’s premier primary research collection and leading conservation program make it a must-see destination for art lovers and scholars of all ages nationwide. Admission is always free. To learn more about the Carter, visit cartermuseum.org.