The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) has launched 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, features a variety of activities each month — from performances, artist talks, and unique tours to art making, music, and films. Second Thursdays at the Carter has something for everyone to enjoy.
Every second Thursday, the Carter connects guests with artworks in our collection or current exhibitions on view. Attendees 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 kicked off on October 14, 2021. The night included live music by Jamal Mohamed Ensemble, drinks, and an art-making activity followed by a chance to hear from artist Anila Agha as she shared 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
October 14, 2021 – completed
Shadow & Shine
Hear from artist Anila Agha about how she captures light in her exhibition Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair.
November 11, 2021
Drink & Draw
Grab a drink and put pencil to paper with this night themed around drawing and our collection.
December 9, 2021
Local & Legendary
Learn all about legendary Fort Worth artists Scott and Stuart Gentling and see if you can imitate their watercolor style.
January 13, 2022
Culture & Creation
Explore Sandy Rodriguez’s art she created during isolation while embracing nature in Joshua Tree National Park during the turbulent year of 2020.
February 10, 2022
Sips & Stories
Focus on the interesting characters connected to the Carter’s collection during this evening of storytelling.
March 10, 2022
Collect & Capture
Discover tricks to starting your own art collection and explore the incredible photos in the exhibition Beauty and Life: The Finis Welch Collection.
April 14, 2022
Inspiration & Identity
Gain insight into the Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision installation and learn from local experts about Indigenous representation in art.
May 12, 2022
Toasts & Tunes
Enjoy an evening enhanced with art making and cocktails creatively crafted by local bars inspired by our collection.
June 9, 2022
Paws & Pictures
Bring your best friend (pooch or person) for an evening of PAWsome activities on our Plaza with your pup in mind!
July 14, 2022
Paintings & Prosecco
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.
August 11, 2022
Representation & Reality
Experience the beautiful photographs featured in the exhibition Black Everyday and learn about the history of Black representation in American art.
September 8, 2022
Games & Gab
Indulge your competitive side and explore the collection with games in the galleries.