2023 Party on the Porch at the FW Carter

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is excited to announce its annual music and arts festival, Party on the Porch, celebrating the exhibition The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury. This free event will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. with art-making activities, extended gallery hours, and live music by Summer Dean to kick off the night followed by a performance from Alejandro Escovedo.  

Throughout the evening, enjoy art-making activities inspired by The World Outside. Make your own three-dimensional sculptural landscape inspired by the works on view in the exhibition, experiment with building blocks to create your own Nevelson-themed assemblage, bring a work of art to life at our hands-on sensory stations, and create your own Nevelson-inspired notebook. Explore two exhibitions: The World Outside, featuring over 50 defining artworks by Nevelson that illuminate the artist’s multidimensional mastery of form and dialogue with postwar America; and Come to Colorado, featuring over 60 photographs, drawn exclusively from the Carter’s Fred and Jo Mazzulla Collection, that document the history of Colorado in the nineteenth century. Both exhibitions are on view through January 7, 2024, and are included in the Museum’s free admission. 

“Party on the Porch is an event the Museum looks forward to hosting every year with an evening of art, music, and fun. We are thrilled to be celebrating the Carter-organized exhibition The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury during this year’s celebration,” said Andrew J. Walker, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Our evening of art, activities, and live music by the talented Alejandro Escovedo will be an evening you won’t want to miss.”  

Alejandro Escovedo is a celebrated singer and songwriter. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Escovedo developed a passion for music at an early age and moved to California, where he played an important role in punk (with the Nuns), roots rock (with the True Believers), and alt-country (with Rank and File) before launching his solo career. Beginning with 1992’s Gravity, Escovedo’s music has been consistently literate, ambitious, and eclectic, with 2001’s A Man Under the Influence exploring different genres and approaches from track to track, while 2008’s Real Animal and 2016’s Burn Something Beautiful focus on passionate, guitar-based rock and roll. The Crossing from 2018 (and its 2021 Spanish-language counterpart La Cruzada) tell a richly detailed story of the immigrant experience.  

Party on the Porch is free to all visitors. Local food trucks will be on-site offering a variety of food and drink options for purchase. Visit cartermuseum.org/POP23 for a current list of food trucks. Carter members will enjoy access to our NEW Member Patio with free drinks and lite bites.  

Free tickets are available online beginning June 27. All ages require a free ticket to enter the event, including infants and toddlers. Exclusive early tickets are available for Carter members beginning today, June 20. Visit cartermuseum.org/POP2 to reserve your tickets in advance. Free parking is available at the HSC surface lots (across Camp Bowie from the Museum). Additional paid parking is also available at the Western Heritage Garage on Gendy Street and other parking lots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. For more information about POP parking and accessibility, call 817.738.1933 or email info@cartermuseum.org. Visit the Museum’s website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. 

Will Rogers Road will be closed between Lancaster Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard Friday, September 29, at 9 p.m. through 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 1. The Carter will open at noon on Saturday, September 30. Please do not bring your pets to Party on the Porch. Coolers, picnic baskets, glass, and outside alcohol are not permitted, and we request that clear bags are used at the event. 

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