Carnegie Museum of Art
April 20
7—11 p.m.

The Third Thursday of the month is your cue to sync your calendar to Carnegie Museum of Art (in perpetuity).

Michael Williams
Michael Williams, Truth About Painting 2 (detail), 2017 © Michael Williams.

The next installment of the artsy after-hours series serves as the official opening party for the first of two major 2017 Forum Gallery exhibitions at CMOA. Centrally located in the main lobby, Forum provides a space for showcasing the 21st-century, international contemporary art scene.

Attendees will be the first to see evocative and eye-catching paintings by the prolific 39-year-old painter, Michael Williams, who was born in Doylestown, PA and is based in NYC.

On view through August 27, Williams’ first U.S. solo museum exhibition showcases new large-scale paintings and a series of drawings.

Don’t miss the public conversation with Williams at 7 p.m., where gallery-goers will learn about the artist’s use of layered, embellished and appropriated images, bold colors, and non-traditional techniques such as airbrushing and inkjet printing.

The fun continues with hands-on drawing activities, museum tours, and a dance party with DJ SMI.

Visitors can see the fabulous Iris van Herpen exhibition one last time before it closes, and grab bites from the CMOA’s late-night café menu.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.