50 Fest: Amon Carter Museum’s 50th Anniversary Family Fun Event, Saturday, August 13

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Art. Bands. Food. Fun. Find it all at 50 Fest, a FREE celebration of 50 years at the Amon Carter Museum.

In honor of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s 5oth Anniversary, the entire community is invited to a fun-filled, free celebration called 50 Fest this Saturday, August 13 from 5:30–9PM at the museum. Outside on the plaza, guests will be treated to food, drinks and the toe-tapping music of two Austin-based bands. All ages are encouraged to join in and become a part of museum history.

“For an institution like the Amon Carter that has been a vibrant part of Fort Worth culture for five decades, throwing a party for the whole town seems a fitting tribute during our 50th year,” says Andrew Walker, director. “We invite all our neighbors to come and see our remarkable collection of American art, while enjoying a fun summer’s evening on the museum’s front porch.”

The Marshall Ford Swing Band kicks off 50 Fest with its upbeat western swing, guitar stylings and vocals. They will be followed by award-winning Del Castillo, a six-man band combining eclectic Latin rock, flamenco and blues with both Spanish and English vocals.

Picnic fare including hot dogs, chips and dessert from Curly’s Frozen Custard will be offered to guests. There will be hula hoops and bubbles for outdoor fun, along with photo booths where guests can pose for a souvenir of the celebration. No anniversary party is complete without cake; visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite Amon Carter–themed confection designed by local pastry chefs.

The extended gallery hours for 50 Fest (until 9PM) will allow guests plenty of time to visit all their favorite Amon Carter artworks. Special art-exploration guides have been created for adults and children to use while inside the galleries, and docents will be stationed throughout the museum to enrich the experience.

To help visitors stay cool at the event, they’ll have shaded areas, misters, bottled water and ice cream outdoors plus you can really cool off when you step inside the galleries that are kept at 70 degrees. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Please leave your alcohol, coolers, and pets at home.

See you there!

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s 50 Fest.
Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or
email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 5:30 – 9:00PM
Where: The museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s permanent
collection is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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