Free Valentine’s Date Night Idea

Art in the Dark- Amon Carter Museum

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Maybe you are still reeling from holiday spending or just trying to keep that resolution to  save more this year, either way  I’ve got a perfect date night idea that won’t cost you a penny! On Feb 13th ( 5:30-9:30), you can take your sweetheart  ( or the entire family) to enjoy ballroom dancing, photo booth pictures, love songs, chocolate tasting, and art tours at the Amon Carter museum. Admission if free for this event.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Craft a matchbox Valentine
Decorate a shadow box

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Fall in love with artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Short Films
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy short cartoons about the pleasures (and perils!) of love:
Disney’s Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet: A Love Story (1954)
Pepé le Pew in Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962)
Popeye the Sailor in Nearlyweds (1957)
Disney’s Puppy Love (1933)

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
What do you love about art? Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Ballroom Dancing with Mark and Susan O’Brien, Founders of All That Ballroom
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Watch Mark and Susan O’Brien perform two ballroom favorites, the tango and the rumba, and listen as they discuss the history and the basic steps that make up these passionate dances. Everyone is welcome to feel the rhythm and learn a few steps!

Photo Booth
6–9 p.m.
Capture the moment with those you love in the free photo booth!

Chocolate Tasting with Katherine Clapner, Owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste the unique offerings of local chocolate shop Dude, Sweet Chocolate during this delectable presentation.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Love Songs with Sheran Goodspeed Keyton
7–7:45 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of love songs with the fabulous, talented Sheran Goodspeed Keyton during this special cabaret-style performance.

Adult Tour, Love Don’t Come Easy
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler as she tells the tales of love-struck artists and their artworks during this light-hearted adult tour.

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