Art After Dark

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008), Primary Mobiloid Glut, 1988, from the series Gluts

Fridays / 5-10 p.m.
Admission is free.

In response to the current COVID-19 situation the Museum is closed through March 31. All programs during this period are canceled.


Join us on the opening night of the exhibit Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades from the Whitney’s Collection. Features a conversation with Carrie Springer, Associate Curator from the Whitney Museum of American Art, and David White, Senior Curator, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Enjoy a live performance by Hued Songs, and participate in an Artist Tour, led by local artist Natalie Foucauld.

Schedule of Events

  • Curator Conversation: Divine Beings

    Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, marks the opening of Divine Beings. In response to spiritual concepts, Asian artists represented divine beings in the form of humans and animals. This talk, led by Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, explores five featured works in this exhibition, including the pictured painting of three Taoist immortals Fuxing (Star Lord of Happiness), Luxing (Star Lord of High Salary), and Shouxing (Star Lord of Long Life) engaged in a board game of weiqi (Japanese go, Korean baduk). The concludes with a visit to the Chinese galleries.

    About the Exhibition

    4-5pm
  • Spotlight Talks

    Cosmic Gaze by Olafur Eliasson and Autumnal by Morris Louis

    5:30pm & 6 pm
  • Lecture: Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades and More

    On opening night of the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades from the Whitney’s Collection, Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, who helped organize the exhibition, and David White, Senior Curator, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, will discuss Rauschenberg, his work, and his tremendous influence on today’s artists.

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    6-7pm
  • Performance: Hued Songs

    Enjoy a performance series that illuminates the works of black composers and works inspired by black history, culture, and text. Led by classical vocalist, Kunya Rowley, Hued Songs explores black history through vibrant dance, song, and spoken word.

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    7:30pm
  • Express Tour: Works by Black American Artists

    30 minute gallery tour highlighting works by Black American Artists. 

    7-7:30pm
  • Artist Tour: Natalie Foucauld

    Artist, musician, and doctor in medical sciences Natalie Foucauld brings her unique perspective to her Artist Tour. Focused primarily on drawing, printmaking, and abstract acrylic painting, her work is inspired by bright colors and line technique from her Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage. Recurring themes in her work reflect on loneliness, oppression, and the meaning of being a woman or femme-identifying.

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    8-8:30pm