Hope After Dark

Join us for a fun night of art, music, and community as we project Mark Smith’s The Hope Suite, a series of 44 collages inspired by the theme of global unity, in the LBJ Presidential Library's Great Hall. The LBJ Library’s exhibitions will be open late, and original music composed by Dirje Childs will accompany the projections.

Mark Smith was inspired to create the 44 works of The Hope Suite in 2008, when the 44th U.S. presidential election revived his hope for our country. He soon broadened his theme beyond that of any particular presidency or any specific country. Art is a universal language that can build bridges between the diverse cultures of the world. Each original 24 x 18 in. work on paper consists of a background monoprint or a digital photoprint, overlaid with collage, calligraphy, and mixed media. In 2019, the entire suite became part of the permanent collection of the Obama Presidential Center Museum. Limited-edition prints of The Hope Suite are on display at the Neill-Cochran House Museum through December 18, 2022.

This event is co-hosted by the Neill-Cochran House Museum and Landmarks, and will be open to the public free of charge.

6:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to arrive and explore the LBJ Library’s exhibitions.

6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. Showings of The Hope Suite (about 15 minutes each) There is limited seating in the Great Hall.

8:00 p.m. The evening concludes.


No registration is required. Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors lot, located at 2313 Red River Street.

Event Date
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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