Events

March 1, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

Book Club: The Unredeemed Captive

Book discussion for adults

Prior to the program, read John Demos’s The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (1994). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with artworks on view. Refreshments will be provided after the discussion.

The first twenty registrants receive a free copy of the book. Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens February 1.

 The Unredeemed Captive

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

03/01/2018 6:00pm 03/01/2018 8:00pm Book Club: The Unredeemed Captive Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 2, 2018
9:00am10:00am

Art Work: Careers in an Art Museum–Meet the Director! (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts

FREE

Travel behind the scenes to learn about Andrew Walker’s journey to becoming the Executive Director at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

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

03/02/2018 9:00am 03/02/2018 10:00am Art Work: Careers in an Art Museum–Meet the Director! (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 3, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors in Texas

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a guided tour of Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. Allusions to nature and human figures connect the diverse themes present in their work, which range from evocations of history and metaphor to explorations of memory, myth, and ritual. No reservations required.

03/03/2018 11:00am 03/03/2018 12:00pm Commanding Space: Women Sculptors in Texas Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 4, 2018
1:00pm2:00pm

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided of A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. This is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. Assembled from public and private collections, this exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of four divergent and competitive personalities, who redefined sculpture's expressive potential during the turbulent interbellum period.

03/04/2018 1:00pm 03/04/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 8, 2018
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.

Support for Access Programs by the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

03/08/2018 10:30am 03/08/2018 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 9, 2018
9:00am10:00am

Meet the Artist: Darryl Lauster

Distance Learning

History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts

$75

Interact with Texas-based artist Darryl Lauster to discuss his artwork Trace, which “hinges on the increasing acceptance that our understanding of history is largely subjective.” Students will apply their knowledge of U.S. and world history as they explore the process and intention of the artist.

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

03/09/2018 9:00am 03/09/2018 10:00am Meet the Artist: Darryl Lauster Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 9, 2018
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: American Sculpture

For students 5–18 years

FREE

During this exciting 3D experience, students will explore innovations in sculpture from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Using the exhibition A New American Sculpture and objects from the Amon Carter’s collection, gallery teachers will demonstrate how artists have shared techniques over time, pushed the boundaries of the medium to achieve new sculptural feats, and used the human form to bridge ancient ideas and modern-day techniques.

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

The Amon Carter will only accept registrations from primary caregivers. Registration for this program opens February 15.

 American Sculpture

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

03/09/2018 10:00am 03/09/2018 11:30am Homeschool Tour: American Sculpture Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 9, 2018
2:00pm3:30pm

Homeschool Tour: American Sculpture

For students 5–18 years

FREE

During this exciting 3D experience, students will explore innovations in sculpture from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Using the exhibition A New American Sculpture and objects from the Amon Carter’s collection, gallery teachers will demonstrate how artists have shared techniques over time, pushed the boundaries of the medium to achieve new sculptural feats, and used the human form to bridge ancient ideas and modern-day techniques.

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

The Amon Carter will only accept registrations from primary caregivers. Registration for this program opens February 15.

 American Sculpture

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

03/09/2018 2:00pm 03/09/2018 3:30pm Homeschool Tour: American Sculpture Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 10, 2018
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 March 1.

Eventbrite - Sensory Saturdays

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

Support for Access Programs by the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

03/10/2018 10:30am 03/10/2018 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 10, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

American Art Comes of Age

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk to view and discuss the art of the Gilded Age, including works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and American Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam. No reservations required.

03/10/2018 11:00am 03/10/2018 12:00pm American Art Comes of Age Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 11, 2018
1:00pm2:00pm

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided of A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. This is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. Assembled from public and private collections, this exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of four divergent and competitive personalities, who redefined sculpture's expressive potential during the turbulent interbellum period.

03/11/2018 1:00pm 03/11/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 13, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for all ages

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

03/13/2018 1:00pm 03/13/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 14, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for all ages

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

03/14/2018 1:00pm 03/14/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 15, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for all ages

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

03/15/2018 1:00pm 03/15/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 16, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for all ages

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

03/16/2018 1:00pm 03/16/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Lauren Davis early childhood music teacher, as she leads a developmentally appropriate session that includes music-making activities inspired by the museum’s collection.

Musical activities include creative movement, dancing, singing, and instrument play. 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 March 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.

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

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 yoga instructor Miranda Davis as she leads an age-appropriate yoga session inspired by the museum’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.
Participants do not need to have any prior yoga experience to participate in this class.

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 March 1.

 Yoga

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Play

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 Audrey Rowland, early childhood specialist, as she leads an age-appropriate play session inspired by the museum’s collection.

In this session, examine what types of play infants enjoy, what types of materials extend play and curiosity, and the impact of play on brain development. You will also explore materials that are more valuable to play than the typical toys.

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

 Play

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Play Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (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 museum’s collection.

Learn fundamental signs and insights that will help facilitate a stronger bond between you and your little one. By using colors, paintings, 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.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 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.

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
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.

03/17/2018 11:00am 03/17/2018 12:00pm Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
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.

03/17/2018 3:00pm 03/17/2018 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 18, 2018
1:00pm2:00pm

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided of A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. This is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. Assembled from public and private collections, this exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of four divergent and competitive personalities, who redefined sculpture's expressive potential during the turbulent interbellum period.

03/18/2018 1:00pm 03/18/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 20, 2018
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours

Tour tea and treats for members

A Mixed Bag

Tea and Tours provide a special opportunity for members and visitors to tour the Amon Carter’s collection with one of our expert docents, and then discuss the experience over tea and treats. Tea and Tours are held each Tuesday at 3 p.m. for three consecutive weeks. Reservations are required. Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve your place, contact Kathleen Butz at kathleen.butz@cartermuseum.org or 817.989.5060.

03/20/2018 3:00pm 03/20/2018 4:30pm Tea and Tours Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 22, 2018
5:00pm8:00pm

Placemaking Workshop

Community Discussion

Join us for a Placemaking Workshop.

03/22/2018 5:00pm 03/22/2018 8:00pm Placemaking Workshop Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 24, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors in Texas

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a guided tour of Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. Allusions to nature and human figures connect the diverse themes present in their work, which range from evocations of history and metaphor to explorations of memory, myth, and ritual. No reservations required.

03/24/2018 11:00am 03/24/2018 12:00pm Commanding Space: Women Sculptors in Texas Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 25, 2018
1:00pm2:00pm

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided of A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. This is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. Assembled from public and private collections, this exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of four divergent and competitive personalities, who redefined sculpture's expressive potential during the turbulent interbellum period.

03/25/2018 1:00pm 03/25/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 27, 2018
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours

Tour tea and treats for members

A Mixed Bag

Tea and Tours provide a special opportunity for members and visitors to tour the Amon Carter’s collection with one of our expert docents, and then discuss the experience over tea and treats. Tea and Tours are held each Tuesday at 3 p.m. for three consecutive weeks. Reservations are required. Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve your place, contact Kathleen Butz at kathleen.butz@cartermuseum.org or 817.989.5060.

03/27/2018 3:00pm 03/27/2018 4:30pm Tea and Tours Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 29, 2018
5:30pm6:30pm

A Fresh View of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

Thursdays, March 29–April 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Think you know the collection? Not so fast! To see the Amon Carter with a new perspective or even for the first time, take a slow stroll with an expert guide focusing on a few art works associated with a unique theme during each session.

These tours invite conversation and titles include:

March 29 Art and Relationships

April 5 An Eye for Antiques

April 12 The Spirit of Women in Art

April 19 The American West in Story and Print

April 26 Hidden Gems

You must register for all five dates. To register visit: https://lifelong.is.tcu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18SA138

03/29/2018 5:30pm 03/29/2018 6:30pm A Fresh View of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 29, 2018
6:00pm7:00pm

Artist Talk: James Surls

Artist Lecture

In conjunction with the special exhibitions A New American Sculpture, 1914—1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach and Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas, James Surls will provide a public lecture in the Amon Carter’s auditorium. As a part of the Amon Carter’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between historical and contemporary art, Surls will speak about his work, how he started as a sculptor, and the process and materials he uses while displaying images of his work and process.

03/29/2018 6:00pm 03/29/2018 7:00pm Artist Talk: James Surls Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 29, 2018
7:00pm8:00pm

Amon Carter Circle Reception with James Surls

Reception with the artist

Join us for a reception with artist James Surls, exclusively for Circle Members following his lecture.

Please reply by March 15 to kathleen.butz@cartermuseum.org or 817.989.5060.

03/29/2018 7:00pm 03/29/2018 8:00pm Amon Carter Circle Reception with James Surls Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 31, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a guided tour of In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar. This exhibition brings together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Depicting transitional moments of life, from young girlhood to middle age, Matar’s works address personal and collective identity through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood. No reservations required.

03/31/2018 11:00am 03/31/2018 12:00pm In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public