The Alexandria Museum of Art offers a variety of after hours programming, including Lectures, Reading and Discussion Series, Spoken Word Poetry, Community Art Projects, Renegade Museum Tours, and Live Music. Every Third Thursday of the month, you are invited to our AMoA AfterHours events. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for details.

Concert Series

Our quarterly music series will features a wide range of genres, including Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Rock, and even some holiday music thrown in at the end!
See Upcoming Events for details.

Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3:30pm    The History & Evolution of Cajun Music

Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine will give a musical overview of the history and evolution of Cajun music. They will also present their two new books/CDs-a Louisiana Lullabies cd/songbook and Volume 2 of Ann Savoy’s Cajun history books, Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People Vol. 2, that has just been published.

This workshop is FREE and is perfect for high school music students and adults! Space is limited. You must call 318-443-3458 to reserve a space.

Friday, May 28, 2021 at 6:30pm    The Magnolia Sisters

Two time Grammy nominated band, The Magnolia Sisters will present twin fiddle tunes, ballads, dancehall two steps, and a fun filled evening of the entire panorama of Louisiana music. The members of the group are Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, and Lisa Trahan. Each brings to the ensemble her own rich individual experience as a Louisiana musician, mother, and woman in the real world. The common ground is the music, the heritage, and the feeling that comes across.

Individual tickets and tables for 2, 4 and 6 guests are available. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6pm    Joy Clark: Tell it to the Wind

Join us for another outdoor concert featuring Joy Clark with her performance entitled Tell it to the Wind.

Like so many of the world’s most renowned musical artists, Joy’s influences first began with gospel before delving into secular expression-- like Sade, Shawn Colvin, Lenny Kravitz and Tracy Chapman. With each new discovery in sound Joy’s unique style grew and evolved, culminating in the creation of her first band Soulkestra and continued to expand with live performances at some of New Orleans’ most famous and beloved venues including Cafe Negril, Tipitina's, The House of Blues, The Orpheum, and The Mint.

Individual tickets and tables for 2, 4 and 6 guests are available. Make your reservations now! Get tickets here!

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:30 - 5:00pm    Songwriting Workshop with Joy Clark: Tell Us Your Story, You've Got a Lot to Say

Part performance and part conversation, Joy will lead participants through a discussion about storytelling and get a glimpse of how she uses life experiences and personal challenges to inform her songwriting. She also gives insight into how to identify and extract what’s most valuable and honest in our struggles and gives participants the opportunity to apply it in their own artistic expression.

This workshop is FREE and is perfect for high school music students and adults! Space is limited. You must call 318-443-3458 to reserve a space.

Community Art Projects

Our quarterly Community Art Projects are free for the public, and feature a themed art project for everyone. Painting, luminaries, bead art, and more. There is no charge for participation.

Currently, we are not hosting community art projects due to the COVID pandemic. They will be back soon!

Renegade Museum Tours

The Renegade Museum Tours are our latest creation for AMoA AfterHours. Think of it as a museum tour for people who don't really like museums...or at least think they don't! If you know someone like that, tell them that you've found the perfect chance for them to see if they truly do not like museums. This series of tours will feature local guest tour guides who know how to entertain. Guests will experience the Museum like they never thought the could. Give it a chance...it's free!

Upcoming Renegade Tours: 

May 20, 2021 6:00pm: Art lover, successful attorney, business owner and member of the Alexandria City Council, Catherine Davidson will lead a tour of this exhibition featuring Louisiana women artists. This woman who has broken through many challenges faced by women with a commitment to authenticity will lead this tour viewing the works through the lens of her experiences offering a unique experience for participants.

Other After Hours Events:

Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word 

Musical and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers, are presented AMoa, promoting the art of spoken word and self-expression, and creating opportunities for poets.

Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $5 for non-members.

 

Lecture Series

Educational talks, panel discussions, readings, poetry and lectures by local and regional speakers.

Admission is free to the public.

 

Movie Screenings

On occasion, we offer movies related to current AMoA exhibitions are screened in the museum's media room.

Admission is free to the public.