Art After Dark

Fridays / 5 – 10 pm
Admission is free.

Art After Dark offers an eclectic mix of art talks, live performances, film screenings, and interactive art workshops throughout the museum and the Sculpture Garden. Galleries are open until 10 pm, so stop by The Restaurant for drinks or dinner and then explore!

Arts Leader Conversation with Kulapat Yantrasast and Elliot Bostwick Davis on Human Flourishing and the arts. Join University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell for a talk Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History. Don’t miss a live performance by the Yale Alley Cats followed by the Spam All Stars, best known for their signature mix of electronica, Latin, funk, hip-hop, and dub.

Schedule of Events

  • Express Tour

    30 minute gallery tour of Classic/Contemporary artworks on view.

    5:30-6pm
  • Concert: Yale Alley Cats

    The Yale Alley Cats, an all-male singing group from Yale University, perform acapella songs from a variety of classic and contemporary genres. Founded in 1943, the Yale Alley Cats have performed for guests such as President Barack Obama, Jay Leno, and even Her Majesty, the Queen of England!


    6pm
  • Arts Leader Conversation

    Norton Director Elliot Davis joins Kulapat Yantrasast, leading thinker on art and psychology, for a conversation about connections between the arts, personal growth, and well-being. Free tickets are available one hour before the presentation on a first-come, first-served basis.


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    7pm
  • Express Tour

    30 minute gallery tour of Museum Highlights.

    7-7:30pm
  • Talk: Hamilton - How the Musical Remixes American History

    Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: An American Musical puts center stage. In this talk, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage between history and show-business. 



    Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30-minutes before the presentation. Capacity is limited. No late seating.

    7:30-8:30pm
  • Concert: Spam Allstars

    The Spam Allstars perform a rhythmic mixture of electronica, Latin, funk, hip-hop and dub in the Great Hall. 

    8pm
  • Open Studio

    Artist-led hands-on studio experience mixes Old Masters and Contemporary Art. Guests of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in this drop-in style art workshop.

    6-9pm