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Art Night Out: Hamilton!

Constitution Party
Museum-wide
FREE
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Come party like it’s 1776!

In honor of the US Constitution and our free exhibition We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy, we’re hosting a museum-wide, evening celebration inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical. Bring a date, friends, or the whole family and enjoy a night of art- and musical-inspired fun, complete with artmaking, music, and special live performances by Broadway actor Paul Oakley Stovall, who currently stars as George Washington on the Angelica North American Tour.

Photo by Ironside Photography.

So whether you’re 8 or 80, don’t throw away your shot to see original prints of the nation’s founding documents and celebrate their legacy with creative fun—you deserve a night out.

Free to attend, tickets required for performances. Reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Performances begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.

 

Program Guide

Great Hall
Hamilton Sing-along Performance with Paul Oakley Stovall, 6, 7, and 8 pm

Durand Studio
Artmaking: Powdered Wig Self-Portraits, 6 – 9 pm

Estes Studio
Historic Sewing Demo with Abigail Freeman, 6 – 9 pm

The Studio
Quill & Curl Calligraphy Demo with Kate Edwards, 6 – 9 pm

 

Walker Landing Performances curated by Big Piph
DJ Dribblz, 6 pm
King Honey, 6:30 pm
Big Piph’s Tomorrow Maybe, 7:45 pm

Historic Games, 6 – 9 pm

Eleven
Hamilton “Pub” Trivia with King George, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm

Tea Time Snacks and Concessions

Artmaking: Medallion Paper Quilting

 

About Paul Oakley Stovall

Paul Oakley Stovall headshot

Paul Oakley Stovall is an artist and activist based in Chicago. He just won his first Tony award as a co-producer of A Strange Loop on Broadway and he currently plays George Washington in Hamilton on national tour.

He was the creative director and head writer of Juneteenth Unityfest 2021, sponsored by the Robert Randolph Foundation, We Are Family Foundation, and Stand Together Foundation, producing and writing scripts and segments for JB Smoove, Amanda Seales, Phylicia Rashad, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Craig Robinson, Aisha Tyler, Nile Rodgers, and many others.

He is currently working on an 8-episode limited series about Frederick Douglass and his time in Ireland in 1845, along with an original dramedy series entitled Fathers And Sons and an afro-futurist sci-fi series called Extraction: The Tulsa Chronicles.

As a playwright he is a Steinberg, Jeff Award, and GLAAD award nominee for his play Immediate Family. His new musical, Clear: A New Musical Experience, was featured at O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, workshopped at the Irish Institute of Music and Song, and just won a 2021 grant from the National Alliance of Musical Theatre. Clear received a workshop this past spring at Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago. Mr. Stovall was also a staff writer on the hit STARZ series Survivor’s Remorse.

Outside of theatre, Paul served as a press advance associate for Senator then President Obama and subsequently served as a media logistics coordinator and advance staff lead for First Lady Michelle Obama, representing the Obama administration across the nation and overseas in Turkey, Kosovo, South Korea, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Ghana, Ukraine, Denmark, Chile, Czech Republic, Sweden, and the UK among others.

 

Sponsors

We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy is sponsored by Kenneth C. Griffin.

Art Night Out is sponsored by AMP Sign and Banner.

Learning and engagement programming for We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy is sponsored by

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