Art After Dark

Leon Foster Thomas; Photo by Andrey Kiiko

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.


This month’s Jazz Friday presents Leon Foster Thomas, a lively and eclectic jazz musician who experiments with the complexities of jazz music through his Caribbean roots. Explore highlights from the new Rauschenberg exhibition during express tours.

Schedule of Events

  • Spotlight Talks

    New York Mural by Stuart Davis

    Night Mist by Jackson Pollock

    5:30pm & 6pm
  • Lecture: The Real Tracy Fields

    The host of WLRN’s Evenin’ Jazz discusses percussion in jazz and improvised music.

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    6-7pm
  • Open Studio

    Take part in a hands-on art workshop inspired by the new exhibition George Cohen: Artist of the Chicago Avant-Garde. Led by teaching artist Jose Mendez.

    6-9pm
  • Express Tour

    Robert Rauschenberg: Five Decades from the Whitney’s Collection

    7-7:30pm
  • Concert: Leon Foster Thomas

    Leon Foster Thomas is a lively and eclectic jazz musician who explores the complexities of jazz music through his Caribbean roots. Thomas is a two-time winner of the World Steelband Music Festival’s Soloist and Duet competitions and has performed numerous times at esteemed venues such as New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, and the Moscow International House of Music. 


    BYOB (Bring your own blanket) this concert will take place in the garden. Lawn chairs are not permitted. 

    7-9pm