Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

April 2 / 5-9pm

If you plan to park in university lots 11, 16, 26, 30, or the College Avenue Deck to attend Art After Hours, please register your license plate to avoid a possible citation.


Exhibition Tour / 5:45pm
Marking the protest’s 30th anniversary, Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei shows the humble origins of the protests that would later draw international attention. Donna Gustafson, Curator of American Art and Mellon Director for Academic Programs, who coordinated the exhibition with Hannah Shaw, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, provides a tour of the exhibition.  

Artist Talk / 7pm
Born in Cambodia and pursuing a college degree in the United States, Khiang H. Hei was studying abroad in Beijing when student activists began to agitate for political change in the spring of 1989. Hei returned to Tiananmen Square over and over again to capture the hunger strikes and marches leading up to the bloody events of June 4, 1989. Hei reflects on his experiences as well as his subsequent career as a documentary photographer, with a focus on the legacies of war and conflict in Southeast Asia.

Music / Throughout the Evening
Enjoy genre-bending music from Sound in Color, a local collective of songwriters, producers, and poets. Presented in collaboration with Hub City Music Festival.

Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE TO ALL.

Program dates for the 2018-19 season: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, February 5, March 5, April 2, and June 4. Art After Hours does not take place in January, May, July, or August. 

Art After Hours offers a variety of activities that enhance the museum experience, including:

In addition, special guests and events enliven these evenings with unique and engaging presentations.