Third Thursdays: Peterson Brothers


June 15, 2023 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy after-hours programs and exhibition access.

Event Details

Join us after work every Third Thursday for special extended Museum hours from 5 to 8 p.m.! Explore the exhibitions, enjoy happy hour food and drinks in The Star Cafe, and connect to Texas through unique interactive experiences. Different activities are offered each month. Museum garage parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

At Third Thursdays this summer we invite you to the Bullock Museum for nights of art and music that will allow you to connect more deeply with our special exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper.

At 6 p.m. join us in the Grand Lobby for a musical performance by Texas natives, The Peterson Brothers.

Don’t miss these great activities:

  • Elemental Expression Watercoloring with RichesArt Gallery - Enjoy easy to follow watercolor instruction by local artist Richard Samuels. Take part in this colorful, casual party vibes workshop where you’ll leave your cares behind and create beautiful watercolor pieces.
  • Badger Dog Creative Writing Station - Learn to write ekphrastic poetry, inspired by the exhibition. Writing materials and inspiration will be provided!
  • Photo booth by Wildly Flowered
  • Complimentary cocktails from Big Hat Spirits for guests 21+
  • Complimentary sparkling water from Rambler Sparkling Water

For ease of entry, get your tickets in advance!

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, live performances, and experiential activities visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

About the Artists

The Peterson Brothers combine infectious energy and modern grooves with jazz, funk, blues, and soul to create their unique sound. For more than a decade, the Texas natives have been building a fan base across America, playing both classic funk and soul, and their original music that includes jam-band style improvisation by Glenn Jr. on vocals and guitar and Alex on bass, vocals, and violin.

Richard Samuels is the founder of RichesArt Gallery and is a self-taught Watercolor artist from Texas, former pro football player, and world traveler. RichesArt is a unique expression of nostalgia and self-identity. As the owner of a Black-owned art gallery in Austin, Texas, Samuel is committed to diversifying Austin’s art scene and bringing work from underrepresented communities to the forefront.

Badgerdog is part of the nonprofit, The Library Foundation. They hold workshops for writers of all ages and skill levels and invite the public to examine the techniques of literary artists and experiment with language to communicate experience and meaning.

Your Support Matters

Help us continue to share the story of Texas with a tax-deductible donation.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive programs, and free access to exhibitions year-round by becoming a member of the Bullock Museum.

The exhibition The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.