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!

Every last Friday of the month, Art After Dark gets louder and looser for its Pop Session! Women are front and center this Friday: Artist Mickalene Thomas is in conversation with Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton. Suzi Analogue performs electronic music that mixes video art and soul and hip-hop music. Express Tours highlight art by women in the collection.

Schedule of Events

  • Express Tour

    30 minute gallery tour of women artists in the Collection. 

    5:30-7pm
  • Arts Leader Lecture

    Mickalene Thomas is known for paintings and photographs that explore notions of black femininity, beauty, and aesthetic representation. The artist will be joined in conversation by Cheryl Brutvan, the Norton’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art. Free tickets are available one hour before the presentation on a first-come, first-served basis.

    7-8pm
  • Open Studio

    Join an artist-led art workshop inspired by bold women in art! Guests of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in this hands-on activity

    6-9pm
  • Express Tour

    30 minute gallery tour of Museum Highlights.

    7-7:30pm
  • Concert: Suzi Analogue

    Suzi Analogue, a rarity within modern-day electronic music, mixes visually striking video projections with soul, hip-hop and vocals with synthesizers and electronic bass. Bring a blanket and enjoy the concert from the lawn in the Goergen Garden. Blankets are also available for purchase in The Shop at the Norton.


    8-9pm