Visit The Stark Museum Of Art After-Hours | Event Review

Fellow Texans, have any plans for the night? If you just nodded “no” in disappointment and are over 21, you’re in luck: The Stark Museum of Art in Orange is hosting a special adults-only evening for its annual “Night at the Museum” event.

Formally titled “Night at the Museum: Glazed,” the evening will correspond with the museum’s newest exhibition, “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.” Made by the Newcomb community – an enterprise of female New Orleans artists – the exhibition showcases primary examples of iconic pottery, intricate textiles, remarkable jewelry, bookbinding, and more.

With a $15 dollar entrance fee, the affair will also house entertainment, cuisine, and drinks from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For Stark Cultural Venue members, it’s $8 or free – depending on membership level.

The Stark Museum of Art contains one of the country’s most impressive collections of American Western art, including the artistic interpretation of the western region over two centuries. Among the many artists exhibited are John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Initially, the event was designed for adults aged over 21 who want to view the in-house artworks differently – in the nighttime.

“This event is the only chance the public has to experience the Stark Museum of Art after dark,” said Jennifer Restauri, Educator for Studio and Family Programs at the Stark Museum of Art. “There is a hands-on activities area for adults, and members of The Art Studio, Incorporated will be here doing a pottery demonstration.”

Visitors will be able to try their hands at a glazing activity that will allow them to craft their own piece of art, with a unique pottery creation that can be taken home and baked in the oven. The option of exploring the collections of the Stark Museum of Art via a text message scavenger hunt will also be available to patrons, along with a docent-led tour and cash bar.

The cherry on top of this art-filled adventure?

The Tontons will be the live band for the night. Hailing from Houston, the indie rock band recently performed at three-day music festival VooDoo Fest in New Orleans with artists like Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Foo Fighters, and many more.

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