Thursday, July 25, 2013

Arlington Museum of Art Presents a Night at the Apollo

The Arlington Museum of Art has hosted several events in conjunction with its Harlem Renaissance Exhibit. It will host its final one, a Night at the Apollo, a week before this exhibit closes. In line with the actual Apollo Theater, the AMA will be hosting its own Amateur Night, featuring amateur acts from North Texas. And as with the original, audience participation decides the winner.

Cash prizes will be given to the winners. Tickets to this event will include admission to come back and see the Harlem Renaissance Exhibit before it closes on August 25. Check out the museum's website for more information on this event, including how you can apply to participate in this Amateur Night.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Poetry and Jazz Fest at AMA

In conjunction with their current show, the Harlem Renaissance, featuring a William H. Johnson: An American Modern exhibit, the Arlington Museum of Art is continuing their celebration of the Harlem Renaissance with a Poetry and Jazz Fest. It will be held in their basement amphitheater and is free with purchase of admission on Saturday, July 6th, 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm.

This all day event will celebrate the poets and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance and show the influence they have had on contemporary artists. Local DFW poets will read selected works from Harlem Renaissance greats such as Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, as well as from their own original works.