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Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum: Live Music & Art Making

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Party on the Porch, Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s annual music and arts festival, returns September 14. This year’s party celebrates the reopening of the recently renovated Fort Worth museum. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with art-making, extended gallery hours, and live music all day Saturday.

Enjoy musical performances by several local Texas groups. Live performances start at 7 p.m. with Fort Worth musician Abraham Alexander, featuring music from his self-titled debut album set for release on Mahogany Records. At 8:30 p.m. Austin Americana group The Band of Heathens perform music from their latest album, “A Message from the People Revisited—A Tribute to Ray Charles.”

Activities, Gallery Tours Start at 10 a..m.

Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum: Live Music & Art Making

Photo: Facebook/Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Activities begin at 10 a.m. on September 14 as the Carter opens its doors to the public for the first time since renovating the galleries. A variety of free creative experiences will be offered all day. These include exploring the new galleries and connecting with the Carter’s collection through hands-on activities. Guests can also find treasures on tours of the library and archives, or drop by the new interactive Family Pop-up Space in The Lounge.

A creative opportunity to work with Carter Community Artists is also offered. Help produce a large artwork created through visitor contributions; for a zine inspired by Let’s Talk at the Carter. It’s a collaborative zine between the museum, children from the Fort Worth community, and Make Art with Purpose (MAP). Participants can make an artwork in the same style as artist Justin Favela, whose work commissioned by the Carter debuts at Party on the Porch.

Touring Exhibitions + Permanent Collections

Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum: Live Music & Art Making
Photo: Rendering: Schwartz/Silver Architects Inc.

Free exhibitions, in addition to the new permanent collection galleries, will open to the public at 10 a.m. These include nationally touring Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950. Also the detailed illustrations of birds by Scott and Stuart Gentling, along with the Carter’s permanent collection.

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