Third Thursdays: Zach Person


July 20, 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 local Austin recording artist Zach Person.

Zach Person is the new face of indie rock. Person plays loud, raw, and connects with his music fans on a primal sonic level. Person has a swagger, talent, and grit beyond his years. With the poise of a seasoned veteran on stage and the stylings of a mega star, he commands an audience in seconds. His inspirations are varied and include artists like The Black Keys, Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Jonny Lang, Funkadelic, and Led Zeppelin. Person has created his own take on a contemporary hybrid of blues and rock music arranged in a pop format.

Don't miss these great activities:

  • Create collage art pieces with Kemi Yemi-Ese - Join Nigerian-American visual artist and therapist Kemi Yemi-Ese to make collages inspired by  The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper. We will honor the context of the works by using collage materials to create scenes of everyday living. During the collective creative process, participants will be asked to consider the deep impact of depictions of cultural heritage
  • Badger Dog Creative Writing Station - Learn to write ekphrastic poetry, inspired by the exhibition. Writing materials and inspiration will be provided!
  • Create a beautiful visual memory against a floral backdrop at a photo booth by Wildly Flowered
  • 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

Zach Person’s self-titled, debut LP dropped on April 2, 2021 and garnered the attention of notable press including American Songwriter, Classic Rock Magazine, American Blues Scene, Guitar World, Premier Guitar, and more. The overall success of his LP, has led to additional collaborations with international brands like Amazon, Kendra Scott, Soho House, Kimpton & Fairmont Hotels, and BMI. Zach is currently touring in North America and Europe. Stay tuned as Zach will be releasing new music throughout the course of the year.

Kemi Yemi- Ese is a Nigerian-American therapist and visual artist who resides in Austin, TX. Following a near-tragic car accident in 2006, Kemi became paralyzed at the cervical level of her spinal cord and uses a wheelchair for mobility. After graduating from Baylor University and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Kemi is focused on growing in her dual careers as an artist and therapist. Her art reflects the struggles and triumphs that living with a disability entails through relatable imagery. Her artwork and therapeutic approaches often challenge representations of mobility, gender, beauty, race, and divinity. The challenges she faces compel her to also be an advocate and she has taken many opportunities to advocate for her rights and those of others with disabilities. From serving on boards for independent living centers to winning the title of Ms. Wheelchair America, Kemi is earnest in speaking up and taking action. Kemi’s current work is heavily inspired by her Nigerian heritage blending dynamic and contemplative portraits with cultural exploration.

Badger Dog 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.