October 05, 2021 Amon Carter Museum of American  Art to  Launch New Event Series: Second Thursdays at the Carter

The Museum’s Free Event Will Be on the Second Thursday of Each Month from 5-8 p.m.

FORT WORTH, TX, October 5, 2021—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is launching a new monthly event, Second Thursdays at the Carter, which combines cocktails, conversations, and creativity to help connect people with art. The new event series, designed for adults, will feature a variety of activities each month—from performances, artist talks, and unique tours to art making, music, and films. Second Thursdays at the Carter will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Every second Thursday, the Carter will connect guests with artworks in our collection or current exhibitions on view. Attendees will have the chance to participate in stimulating conversations, collaborate with local artists, and hear from some of the foremost experts in art and creativity. Carter members receive additional perks each month, including a free drink. Second Thursdays at the Carter kicks off on October 14, 2021. The night will include live music by Jamal Mohamed Ensemble, drinks, and an art-making activity followed by a chance to hear from artist Anila Agha as she shares the stories behind her works in Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair.

“The Carter has been offering a variety of events for adults of all ages over the years,” said Madeleine Fitzgerald, Manager of Adult Programs. “Second Thursdays at the Carter brings the community together one night a month with activities that everyone can enjoy. We are excited to be able to welcome guests to our galleries and connect them with the artworks in a number of ways, from artist talks and art-making activities to guided tours, musical performances, and craft cocktails.”

This is a free event; registration for Second Thursdays at the Carter is required monthly. For more details and to sign up, visit cartermuseum.org/2ndThursdays.

Second Thursdays at the Carter

October 2021–September 2022

Shadow & Shine

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

Drink & Draw

November 11, 2021
Grab a drink and put pencil to paper with this night themed around drawing and our collection.

Local & Legendary

December 9, 2021
Learn all about legendary Fort Worth artists Scott and Stuart Gentling and see if you can imitate their watercolor style.

Culture & Creation

January 13, 2022
Explore Sandy Rodriguez’s art she created during isolation while embracing nature in Joshua Tree National Park during the turbulent year of 2020.

Sips & Stories

February 10, 2022
Focus on the interesting characters connected to the Carter’s collection during this evening of storytelling.

Collect & Capture

March 10, 2022
Discover tricks to starting your own art collection and explore the incredible photos in the exhibition Beauty and Life: The Finis Welch Collection.

Inspiration & Identity

April 14, 2022
Gain insight into the Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision installation and learn from local experts about Indigenous representation in art.

Toasts & Tunes

May 12, 2022
Enjoy an evening enhanced with art making and cocktails creatively crafted by local bars inspired by our collection.

Paws & Pictures

June 9, 2022
Bring your best friend (pooch or person) for an evening of PAWsome activities on our Plaza with your pup in mind!

Paintings & Prosecco

July 14, 2022
Sip on a Venetian-inspired cocktail and learn about Americans in Italy in the exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.

Representation & Reality

August 11, 2022
Experience the beautiful photographs featured in the exhibition Black Everyday and learn about the history of Black representation in American art.

Games & Gab

September 8, 2022
Indulge your competitive side and explore the collection with games in the galleries.

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.