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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will celebrate its grand reopening with the fifth annual outdoor art and concert festival Party on the Porch from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., September 14, featuring The Band of Heathens and Abraham Alexander. There will be local food trucks with dining and beverage options available for purchase. Carter members will receive access to a VIP area with free drinks and lite bites throughout the evening.

The recently renovated museum will be filled with live music, art, activities and more. Throughout the day, a variety of free creative experiences include guided tours exploring five new galleries, connecting with the Carter’s collection through hands-on activities, finding treasures on tours of the library and archives, and dropping by the new interactive Family Pop-up Space in The Lounge.

Other highlights include the opportunity to work with Carter Community artists to produce a large artwork created through visitor contributions; create a zine inspired by Let’s Talk at the Carter, in collaboration with the museum, children from the Fort Worth community, and Make Art with Purpose; and the chance to make an artwork in the same style as artist Justin Favela, whose commissioned work debuts at Party on the Porch.

Visitors will be able to view works from the pioneering African American photographer Gordon Parks in the nationally touring exhibit Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950; explore the detailed illustrations of birds by Scott and Stuart Gentling; and interact with Camille Utterback’s Untitled 5 to turn motion into part of a digital work of art.

Admission is free. Location: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-989-5030 or visit CarterMuseum.org.

 

 

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