Events

October 4, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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: Pedal Power: Wheelwomen and the 1890s Cycling Craze

10/04/2017 3:00pm 10/04/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 4, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

Members Preview Reception

10/04/2017 6:00pm 10/04/2017 8:00pm Members Preview Reception Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 5, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/05/2017 2:00pm 10/05/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 6, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/06/2017 2:00pm 10/06/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 6, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

Members Preview Reception

Opening celebration for Associate
Friend
and Sustainer members
10/06/2017 6:00pm 10/06/2017 8:00pm Members Preview Reception Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 7, 2017
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

A mini-workshop and tour for adults

Gain inspiration in the exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden during this unique tour and mini-workshop. Learn tips and tricks for making wildflower seed-bombs that can be used to beautify your garden, backyard, and neighborhood.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens September 1.

Eventbrite - Crafting from the Colleciton

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

10/07/2017 10:30am 10/07/2017 12:30pm Crafting from the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 7, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

The Story Behind Two Charles M. Russell Bronzes

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour and discussion of two bronzes by Charles M. Russell that reference the Blackfoot warrior Medicine Whip. In the voice of Charles Russell, a historical reenactor tells the exciting story of the young warrior who earned his adult name in a fierce battle. No reservations required.

10/07/2017 11:00am 10/07/2017 12:00pm The Story Behind Two Charles M. Russell Bronzes Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 7, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/07/2017 2:00pm 10/07/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 7, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/07/2017 3:00pm 10/07/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 8, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/08/2017 2:00pm 10/08/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 8, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/08/2017 3:00pm 10/08/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 10, 2017
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours Goes Wild

Tea and Tours pulls together favorite works of art, genres, and themes, including those that are the focus of our current special exhibition. Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art uses images of hunting and fishing to discuss topics of community, environment, class division, labor and leisure, mythology and rites of passage. And as always, we will share the experience over tea and treats in the Lounge.

10/10/2017 3:00pm 10/10/2017 4:30pm Tea and Tours Goes Wild Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 11, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/11/2017 9:00am 10/11/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 11, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Program for people with low or no vision

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 September 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.

10/11/2017 2:00pm 10/11/2017 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 11, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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

Explore artworks from the exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper 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: "Wild Spaces, Open Seasons," the Exhibition

10/11/2017 3:00pm 10/11/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Program for people with all stages of Alzheimer’s

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.

10/12/2017 10:30am 10/12/2017 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/12/2017 2:00pm 10/12/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/12/2017 3:00pm 10/12/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
5:00pm7:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

Free teacher workshop

FREE

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 the educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the museum’s 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.

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; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download the registration form.

10/12/2017 5:00pm 10/12/2017 7:00pm Introduction to Museum Resources Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
8:00am6:00pm

Members on the Road to Points Unknown

Museum day trip to a surprise destination

Museum Mystery Tour

You won't know where we are going until we arrive at our destination! This is your chance be the sort of freewheeling traveler who rolls into a new place with no itinerary and nothing to guide you but your instincts. We do promise a day of fun with a house museum, a museum of the West, a museum of classic items, and several other surprises along the way.

REMEMBER: Half the fun is not knowing what will happen next.

Fee: $135 per person includes transportation, lunch, all fees and gratuities.
This trip is not ADA accessible.

Please contact Mary Lynn Sloan for more information, marylynn.sloan@cartermuseum.org.

10/13/2017 8:00am 10/13/2017 6:00pm Members on the Road to Points Unknown Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/13/2017 9:00am 10/13/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden

For students 5–18 years

FREE

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

In the exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden, University of North Texas photography professor Dornith Doherty artfully publicizes the subject of seed vaults and the activities of their research scientists. Gallery teachers will take students on a botanical journey through the museum that explores the naturalist tradition in American art and reveal artists’ penchant for documenting and preserving the natural resources around them.

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.

10/13/2017 10:00am 10/13/2017 11:30am Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
2:00pm3:30pm

Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden

For students 5–18 years

FREE

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

In the exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden, University of North Texas photography professor Dornith Doherty artfully publicizes the subject of seed vaults and the activities of their research scientists. Gallery teachers will take students on a botanical journey through the museum that explores the naturalist tradition in American art and reveal artists’ penchant for documenting and preserving the natural resources around them.

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.

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

Download the registration form.

10/13/2017 2:00pm 10/13/2017 3:30pm Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/13/2017 2:00pm 10/13/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/13/2017 3:00pm 10/13/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 14, 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 October 1.

Eventbrite - Sensory Saturdays

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

10/14/2017 10:30am 10/14/2017 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 14, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

American Modernists on the Cutting Edge

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour discussing four American modernist painters—Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O’Keefe who were promoted and patronized by the influential photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. Based out of his famous 291 Gallery on Fifth Avenue, New York City, Stieglitz showcased new American and European avant-garde artists, broadening American taste to a new level of sophistication. No reservations required.

10/14/2017 11:00am 10/14/2017 12:00pm American Modernists on the Cutting Edge Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 14, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/14/2017 2:00pm 10/14/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 14, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/14/2017 3:00pm 10/14/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 15, 2017
1:00pm2:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/15/2017 1:00pm 10/15/2017 2:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 15, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/15/2017 2:00pm 10/15/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 15, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/15/2017 3:00pm 10/15/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 17, 2017
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours Goes Wild

Tour
tea
and treats for members

Tea and Tours pulls together favorite works of art, genres, and themes, including those that are the focus of our current special exhibitions. In this session, we visit two exhibitions: Nature/Culture explores how notions of nature and culture are interwoven and Caught on Paper looks at a selection of works on paper from the Amon Carter’s collection that delves into the daring tales of the great outdoors. As always, we will share the experience over tea and treats in the Lounge.
Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve you place, please call 817.989.5063 or email marylynn.sloane@cartermuseum.org.

10/17/2017 3:00pm 10/17/2017 4:30pm Tea and Tours Goes Wild Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 18, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/18/2017 9:00am 10/18/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 18, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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

Explore artworks from the exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper 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: William Ranney, Artist-Sportsman

10/18/2017 3:00pm 10/18/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/19/2017 2:00pm 10/19/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/19/2017 3:00pm 10/19/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

The Art of Sustainability

Conversation with a panel of environmental experts

This fall, the museum presents a special exhibition titled Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. In conjunction with the exhibition, we are inviting a panel of experts to discuss sustainability, local food sources, and environmental advocacy with museum curators Shirley Reece-Hughes and Maggie Adler.

Guests include Chef Marcus Paslay (owner of Clay Pigeon and Piatello), Reid Wittliff (advisory board member at the Texas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and President of the Blanco Valley Wildlife Management Association); Becca Knutson (from the Tarrant County Food Policy Council and Community Garden Coordinator for the Tarrant Area Food Bank); and Rachel Richter (Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife).

10/19/2017 6:30pm 10/19/2017 7:30pm The Art of Sustainability Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
8:30am9:30am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/20/2017 8:30am 10/20/2017 9:30am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
10:00am11:00am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/20/2017 10:00am 10/20/2017 11:00am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/20/2017 2:00pm 10/20/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/20/2017 3:00pm 10/20/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Brandi Cline, licensed massage therapist, as she leads an infant massage session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Discover the health benefits of infant massage while learning how to teach your baby to relax. Learn to safely and effectively apply massage techniques to your child.

Registration for this program opens October 1.

 Infant Massage

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

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 October 1.

 Music

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

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 October 1.

 Early Literacy

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your baby (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with A. J. Bowman-Shelton, founder and facilitator of Baby Sign-and-Speak, as she leads an age-appropriate sign language session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Learn fundamental signs and insights that will help facilitate a stronger bond between you and your little one. By using colors, shapes, and sculptures, start a conversation and discover that communicating with babies is not as abstract as you may have thought!

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

Registration for this program opens October 1.

 Sign Language

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a guided tour of Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden. Over the decade, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has 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. This exhibition celebrates the completion of that project. No reservations required.

10/21/2017 11:00am 10/21/2017 12:00pm Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/21/2017 2:00pm 10/21/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
3:00pm3:30pm

Library and Archives Tour

Themed 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.

10/21/2017 3:00pm 10/21/2017 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/21/2017 3:00pm 10/21/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 2017
1:00pm2:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/22/2017 1:00pm 10/22/2017 2:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/22/2017 2:00pm 10/22/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/22/2017 3:00pm 10/22/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 23, 2017
3:00pm5:00pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa

Distance Learning training for students and coaches

$75 per team

During this live broadcast, review select artworks, architecture, and artifacts from the southern, eastern, central, and western regions of Africa. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important African art from the ancient period to the present, including the African diaspora; historical contexts in which to view the artworks; and explanations about how these objects had an impact on African culture, history, and art history.

For more information or to register call 817.989.5032 or email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org.

10/23/2017 3:00pm 10/23/2017 5:00pm Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 24, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Navy Band Southwest

Musical performance in the museum's atrium

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the museum with the Navy Band Southwest’s brass quintet. This hour-long performance in the museum’s Atrium will fill the galleries with instrumental melodies and patriotic songs.

Navy Band Southwest is one of the U.S. Navy’s finest and oldest continuing musical organizations. Originating in 1923, Navy Band Southwest takes pride in upholding its rich tradition and promoting the pride and professionalism of today's United States Navy. Under the direction of Lieutenant Jane E. Hoffman, the band is located onboard Naval Base San Diego, and serves the military and civilian communities throughout the southwestern United States.

Please note that seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

10/24/2017 2:00pm 10/24/2017 3:00pm Navy Band Southwest Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 24, 2017
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours Goes Wild

Tour
tea
and treats for members

Tea and Tours pulls together favorite works of art, genres, and themes, including those that are the focus of our current special exhibitions. This tour puts an alternative spin on the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons and includes sassy “insider” stories about the art. As always, we will share the experience over tea and treats in the Lounge.

Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve you place, please call 817.989.5063 or email marylynn.sloane@cartermuseum.org.

10/24/2017 3:00pm 10/24/2017 4:30pm Tea and Tours Goes Wild Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 25, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/25/2017 9:00am 10/25/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 25, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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

Explore artworks from the exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper 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: Thomas Eakins's Sporting Portrait-Scenes

10/25/2017 3:00pm 10/25/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 26, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/26/2017 2:00pm 10/26/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 26, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/26/2017 3:00pm 10/26/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
8:30am9:30am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/27/2017 8:30am 10/27/2017 9:30am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
10:00am11:00am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/27/2017 10:00am 10/27/2017 11:00am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/27/2017 2:00pm 10/27/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/27/2017 3:00pm 10/27/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 28, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art

Themed Tour

Art can touch us at conscious and unconscious levels. Meet at the Information Desk and explore the galleries to consider how art can inspire us, evoke memories, and help us contemplate the divine. The tour will reference the work of neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel who researched the physiological basis of memory storage, including the power of art in this process. No reservations required.

10/28/2017 11:00am 10/28/2017 12:00pm Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 28, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/28/2017 2:00pm 10/28/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 28, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/28/2017 3:00pm 10/28/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 29, 2017
1:00pm2:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/29/2017 1:00pm 10/29/2017 2:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 29, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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.

10/29/2017 2:00pm 10/29/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 29, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/29/2017 2:00pm 10/29/2017 3:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 31, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/31/2017 9:00am 10/31/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public