Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Party on the Porch
Party on the Porch, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s annual music and arts festival, returns for another year to celebrate the reopening of the recently renovated museum during a day filled with live music, art, activities, and more. This event will be an all-day experience from with art-making, extended gallery hours, and live music.
Partygoers will be able to enjoy the musical stylings of local Texas groups The Band of Heathens and Fort Worth musician Abraham Alexander. Five exhibitions, in addition to the new permanent collection galleries, will open to the public. Visitors will be able to view works from the pioneering African American photographer Gordon Parks in the nationally touring Gordon Parks: "The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950," explore the detailed illustrations of birds by Scott and Stuart Gentling, and reacquaint themselves with the Carter’s permanent collection. Museumgoers will be able to interact with Camille Utterback’s "Untitled 5" to turn motion into part of a digital work of art in "Set in Motion: Camille Utterback" and "Art That Moves," or pose in front of Justin Favela’s vibrant "Puente Nuevo," inspired by the Carter collection and constructed from the same material used to make piñatas.
There will be a wide array of 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.