Events

August 2, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: A Texas Sampler

Educator Workshop

During this interactive workshop, teachers will get to experience “Gone to Texas,” a game-inspired, hands-on program created by Amon Carter education and archives staff, that uses artworks in the museum’s collection, including Erwin E. Smith photographs and primary sources in the museum’s archives to teach middle-school students about Texas history. Prior to the workshop, participants should read Lisa Waller Rogers’s A Texas Sampler: Historical Recollections, a collection of primary source selections about the daily life of nineteenth-century Texas settlers. While at the museum, teachers will imagine themselves as immigrants who must survive a long journey to Texas and rely on archival materials, such as the Immigrants’ Guide to Texas (1873), to determine essential resources, find ideal areas for settlement, and learn about the people who already live there. Museum educators will provide resources for participants to recreate this game in their classroom and strategies for using primary sources and images to create practical, student-driven experiences that encourage active participation rather than passive learning.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in: English/Language Arts: All Levels, Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Instructional Techniques: All Levels, and Social Studies—All Areas: All Levels

The first thirty-five teachers to register will receive a copy of the book. Upper elementary, middle school, and high school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, reading, social studies, and Texas history teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged.

Download the registration form.

08/02/2017 10:00am 08/02/2017 12:00pm Book SmART: A Texas Sampler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 3, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/03/2017 2:00pm 08/03/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 3, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/03/2017 3:00pm 08/03/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 3, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

Making an Impression: Helen Frankenthaler’s Prints

Gallery Talk

Helen Frankenthaler’s adaptation of her “soak-stain” aesthetic for printmaking offers a stunning look at how the graphic medium can exude a sense of spontaneity. From splattered pigments to translucent layers of ink, the radiant prints presented in this exhibition pulse with creative energy. Join curatorial assistant Michaela Haffner for a gallery talk to take a closer look at Frankenthaler’s inventive printed work highlighted in the exhibition Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler.

08/03/2017 6:30pm 08/03/2017 7:30pm Making an Impression: Helen Frankenthaler’s Prints Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 4, 2017
1:00pm3:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

Educator Workshop

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage students in your discipline? Let the Amon Carter help! During this interactive workshop, museum educators break down and model visual literacy strategies, define shared authority and how it can work in the classroom, and demonstrate the value of infusing curriculum with images. Participants also learn about educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the collection and strategies offered.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels and Instructional Techniques: All Levels.

First-year and/or preservice teachers are encouraged to register as well as curriculum specialists and experienced teachers from homeschool or classroom settings who are looking for ways to refresh curriculum with images and learn about museum resources.

This workshop is limited to ten participants; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged. Email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

08/04/2017 1:00pm 08/04/2017 3:00pm Introduction to Museum Resources Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 4, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/04/2017 2:00pm 08/04/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 4, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/04/2017 3:00pm 08/04/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 5, 2017
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Join the creative minds from Fort Worth’s Trust Printshop as they demonstrate silkscreen printing. Gain inspiration during a tour of the exhibition Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler and then make a four-color print to take home!

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens July 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

08/05/2017 10:30am 08/05/2017 12:30pm Crafting from the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 5, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Hidden Gems

Topical Tour

Whether you know the museum collection well or are visiting for the first time, try touring with an eye for the overlooked. Meet at the information desk and move into the galleries to view and discuss a few of the lesser known gems in the collection. Talk about their fascinating stories on this lively, conversational tour. No reservations are required.

08/05/2017 11:00am 08/05/2017 12:00pm Hidden Gems Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 5, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/05/2017 2:00pm 08/05/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 5, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/05/2017 3:00pm 08/05/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 6, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/06/2017 2:00pm 08/06/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 6, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/06/2017 3:00pm 08/06/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 9, 2017
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 July 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@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).

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

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

08/09/2017 2:00pm 08/09/2017 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 10, 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.

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).

Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

08/10/2017 10:30am 08/10/2017 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 10, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/10/2017 2:00pm 08/10/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 10, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/10/2017 3:00pm 08/10/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 11, 2017
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: Color Theory

FREE
(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

During this interactive experience, gallery teachers will introduce homeschool students to Josef Albers’s color theory using resources from the museum’s archives. Students will also discover how artists have experimented with color in a diverse range of twentieth-century media, including photographs from the exhibition The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, the museum’s newest acquisition The Fisherman by George Bellows, and the site-specific installation Plexus no.34 by Gabriel Dawe.

This tour is limited to thirty students; preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents may drop off or stay with their students for this tour.

Download the registration form.

08/11/2017 10:00am 08/11/2017 11:30am Homeschool Tour: Color Theory Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 11, 2017
2:00pm3:30pm

Homeschool Tour: Color Theory

FREE
(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

During this interactive experience, gallery teachers will introduce homeschool students to Josef Albers’s color theory using resources from the museum’s archives. Students will also discover how artists have experimented with color in a diverse range of twentieth-century media, including photographs from the exhibition The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, the museum’s newest acquisition The Fisherman by George Bellows, and the site-specific installation Plexus no.34 by Gabriel Dawe.

This tour is limited to thirty students; preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents may drop off or stay with their students for this tour.

Download the registration form.

08/11/2017 2:00pm 08/11/2017 3:30pm Homeschool Tour: Color Theory Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 11, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/11/2017 2:00pm 08/11/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 11, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/11/2017 3:00pm 08/11/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 12, 2017
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Program for families with children on the autism spectrum

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 August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

08/12/2017 10:30am 08/12/2017 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 12, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/12/2017 11:00am 08/12/2017 12:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 12, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/12/2017 2:00pm 08/12/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 13, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/13/2017 2:00pm 08/13/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 13, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/13/2017 3:00pm 08/13/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 17, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/17/2017 2:00pm 08/17/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 17, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Bilingual Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/17/2017 3:00pm 08/17/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 18, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/18/2017 2:00pm 08/18/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 18, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/18/2017 3:00pm 08/18/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

Family Access Program

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with yoga instructor Miranda Davis 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, simple yoga movements 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.

Registration for this program opens August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, please indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

08/19/2017 9:30am 08/19/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Family Access Program

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Jennifer DeSantis, early childhood music specialist, 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.

Registration for this program opens August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Music.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

08/19/2017 9:30am 08/19/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Family Access Program

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Dr. James Thomas, 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.

Please bring a blanket to use during this program.

Registration for this program opens August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

08/19/2017 9:30am 08/19/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Native American Imagery: Perception, Reception, Appropriation

Topical Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for this topical tour that examines Native American images in various media from the permanent collection, including some rarely seen treasures from the archives. No reservations required.

08/19/2017 11:00am 08/19/2017 12:00pm Native American Imagery: Perception, Reception, Appropriation Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/19/2017 2:00pm 08/19/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
3:00pm3:30pm

Library and Archives Tour

Topical Tour

Every third Saturday, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

08/19/2017 3:00pm 08/19/2017 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 19, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/19/2017 3:00pm 08/19/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 20, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/20/2017 2:00pm 08/20/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 20, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/20/2017 3:00pm 08/20/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 23, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

This week's topic: Americans, Including Artists, Outdoors

08/23/2017 3:00pm 08/23/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 24, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/24/2017 2:00pm 08/24/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 24, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/24/2017 3:00pm 08/24/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 25, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/25/2017 2:00pm 08/25/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 25, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/25/2017 3:00pm 08/25/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 26, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

Topical Tour

Meet at the Information Desk to view and discuss the photography exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden. Doherty, a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and currently Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. No reservations are required.

08/26/2017 11:00am 08/26/2017 12:00pm Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 26, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/26/2017 2:00pm 08/26/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 26, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/26/2017 3:00pm 08/26/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 27, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/27/2017 2:00pm 08/27/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 27, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/27/2017 3:00pm 08/27/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 30, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

This week's topic: Picnicking's Pastoral Pleasures

08/30/2017 3:00pm 08/30/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 31, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

08/31/2017 2:00pm 08/31/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 31, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

08/31/2017 3:00pm 08/31/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
August 31, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

The Triumph of Seeds

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Thor Hanson’s The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History (2016). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with the photography exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden.

Refreshments will be provided after the discussion.

The first twenty registrants receive a free copy of the book. Registration is required. Registration for this program opens July 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

08/31/2017 6:00pm 08/31/2017 8:00pm The Triumph of Seeds Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public