Calendar: Public Programs

December 10, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

This is a free program for families with children who are five to twelve years old and on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience!

While the needs of individuals with autism are the focus of this program, it is also intended to be fun for parents, siblings (of all ages), and other relatives!

This program is offered on the second Saturday of every month. Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

This program is made possible in part by Texas Commission on the Arts.

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December 14, 2016
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Access Program

Designed for people of all ages with low or no vision and their guests, participants utilize tactile tools and conversation to connect with artworks in the museum’s collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens November 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to reserve your place and receive helpful instructions and parking information.

There is a designated barrier-free entrance near accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits on Lancaster Avenue (the museum’s south side). If these spaces are full, you may drop off participants at the museum’s Lancaster entrance and park personal vehicles and minibuses in the museum lot located on Camp Bowie.

Tools for this program are generously funded by the Alcon Foundation.

See the Close Encounters program in action in this NBC5 news story.

January 7, 2017
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Movement

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Taleisha Jones, instructor at The Little Gym with a background in psychology and child development, as she leads an age-appropriate session that includes movement activities inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

This program’s curriculum is designed to help build the skills needed as children become mobile. It will focus on skills to promote inner ear development and strengthen your child’s core to help with balance and stabilization. While your child discovers new movements, colors, and sounds with fascination and joy, you’ll discover new smile muscles you never knew you had!

Children should be dressed in comfortable clothing (dresses are not ideal) for this program. Also, please bring a burp cloth or a blanket.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

January 12, 2017
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes, and use artworks to connect to past experiences.

This program is offered on the second Thursday of every month. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

There is a designated barrier-free entrance near accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits on Lancaster Avenue (the museum’s south side). If these spaces are full, you may drop off participants at the museum’s Lancaster entrance and park personal vehicles and minibuses in the museum lot located on Camp Bowie.

January 14, 2017
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Jennifer DeSantis, assistant director of the TCU Music Preparatory Division and certified Music Together teacher, as she leads a developmentally appropriate session that includes music-making activities inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Musical activities include singing, instrument play, creative movement, and dancing. Caregivers will learn to recognize early music behaviors such as singing and moving, as well as how to utilize music during daily rituals at home.

Please bring a small blanket for your baby and be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

January 14, 2017
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

This is a free program for families with children who are 5 to 12 years old and on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience!

While the needs of individuals with autism are the focus of this program, it is also intended to be fun for parents, siblings (of all ages), and other relatives!

This program is offered on the second Saturday of every month. Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens January 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

This program is made possible in part by Texas Commission on the Arts.

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January 19, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

Trivia Night

Adult Program

Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection. Bring a group (up to six people per team) or come alone, and enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes during this friendly competition. Questions cover a wide range of topics— no art history degree required!

Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

January 21, 2017
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Dr. James Thomas, an early literacy consultant, who will demonstrate age-appropriate activities inspired by the museum’s collection.

Infancy is the time to begin with an awareness of language and books. During this program you will learn songs, how to share books, sign language, and ways to exercise with your little one to encourage language development. Each caregiver will receive a free CD of all songs and activities shared.

Please bring a blanket to use during this program.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

January 28, 2017
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Miranda Davis, owner of PerfectFit Yoga, Pilates, and Wellness, as she leads an age-appropriate yoga session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Using artwork as inspiration, you will create a unique, playful, intimate, and joyful yoga practice. Enjoy deep breathing, simplistic yoga movement and postures, and plenty of time to relax and bond with your baby.

Please wear comfortable clothing and a baby carrier (front carrying) if you have it. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

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