Art After Dark

Now open until 10 pm on Friday nights, Art After Dark offers an eclectic array of programs that change every week. Free!

This summer Art After Dark is for teens too with special programming and activities planned just for ages 13-17! 

Art After Dark : August 23

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain presented as part of a film series featuring classic musicals related to posters in Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection. Free popcorn! Also, participate in an Apple iPad design workshop to re-imagine artworks in the Museum.

Schedule of Events

  • TGIF Meditation

    Internationally certified, mindful meditation teacher, Wenji, leads a modern meditation session. All ages welcome, no experience necessary.


    5:30-6pm
  • Curator Conversation: Pecking Order

    Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, discusses Pecking Order: The Symbolism and Significance of Rank Badges and Other Traditional Chinese Textiles, Rotation I.

    6pm
  • Workshop: Drawing on the Past

    Use iPad and Apple Pencil to find artworks that inspire your creativity. Explore the galleries and adapt existing artworks into entirely new representations, while also learning how to create digital artworks.


    Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets available at the Visitor Experience desk starting at 5 pm on Friday. First-come, first-serve

    All Upcoming Workshops

    6-7:30pm
  • Open Studio

    6-9pm
  • A Closer Look: Piranesi Prints

    Dive in and take A Closer Look at Piranesi Prints with Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education.


    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778) Veduta degli Avanzi delle Camere sepolcrali de'Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto (Tomb chambers of the freedmen and slaves of the Family of Augustus), 1756
    Etching and engraving on paper

    7pm
  • Norton Cinema: Singin' in the Rain

    BYOB (Bring your own blanket) and enjoy a screening in the garden of the 1952 musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Popcorn is on us!

    1952 | G | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1h 43min


    8pm