Events

May 5, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

The Stories Behind the Collection

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour and informative and entertaining dialogue revealing fascinating facts and mesmerizing mysteries about objects in the Amon Carter’s collection. Hear more about acquisitions, provenance, conservation efforts, and artist biographies associated with works in the collection. No reservations required.

05/05/2018 11:00am 05/05/2018 12:00pm The Stories Behind the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 6, 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.

05/06/2018 1:00pm 05/06/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 10, 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.

05/10/2018 10:30am 05/10/2018 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 10, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

A Conversation with Ellen Carey, Gabriel Dawe, Dr. Karen Matsler

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Patron and Sustainer members

The Physics of Color

Join physics master teacher Dr. Karen J. Matsler and the artists Ellen Carey and Gabriel Dawe as they explore optics, physics, light and color in human perception and in art. The presentation and panel discussion will be followed by a book signing with the artists.

05/10/2018 6:00pm 05/10/2018 8:00pm A Conversation with Ellen Carey, Gabriel Dawe, Dr. Karen Matsler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 11, 2018
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: All About Stuart Davis

For students 5–18 years

FREE

Students will learn about the life, artworks, and artistic processes of Stuart Davis (1892–1964), who experimented with abstraction, landscapes, and portraiture during his prolific career. Gallery teachers will introduce new ways to look at and appreciate Davis’s artworks and facilitate a Davis-inspired art project that students can take home.

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 April 15.

 All About Stuart Davis

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

05/11/2018 10:00am 05/11/2018 11:30am Homeschool Tour: All About Stuart Davis Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 11, 2018
2:00pm3:30pm

Homeschool Tour: All About Stuart Davis

For students 5–18 years

FREE

Students will learn about the life, artworks, and artistic processes of Stuart Davis (1892–1964), who experimented with abstraction, landscapes, and portraiture during his prolific career. Gallery teachers will introduce new ways to look at and appreciate Davis’s artworks and facilitate a Davis-inspired art project that students can take home.

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 April 15.

 All About Stuart Davis

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

05/11/2018 2:00pm 05/11/2018 3:30pm Homeschool Tour: All About Stuart Davis Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 12, 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.

Registration for this program opens May 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.

05/12/2018 10:30am 05/12/2018 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 12, 2018
11:00am4:00pm

Fierce Females, Gifted Girls, and Mighty Moms

Event Celebrating Women at the Amon Carter

Bring your favorite ladies to the museum for a day of fun!

11 a.m.
Explore the Spirit of Women in Art on a tour in the galleries.

1 p.m.
Join curator Maggie Adler to learn about the newly installed sculpture of the goddess Diana.

2 p.m.
Enjoy a special female-focused vocal performance by VOICES of Fort Worth.

Ongoing from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Which female artist in the Amon Carter’s collection are you? Take a quiz to find out!

• Watch the screen-printing process in action and purchase an exclusively designed t-shirt from Trust Printshop.

• Discover three exhibitions by women artists on view in the galleries.

• Stop by the button-making station to get creative.

• Have a photo taken by a local photographer in a Rania Matar-inspired photo op.

• Hungry? Food trucks will be onsite for this special event.

05/12/2018 11:00am 05/12/2018 4:00pm Fierce Females, Gifted Girls, and Mighty Moms Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 12, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

The Spirit of Women in American Art

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on women in American art, from the women on the canvas to those creating the art. Also discover the entrepreneurial spirit and fierce tenacity of the women promoting the artists, and the pioneering spirt of those who brought the arts to Fort Worth. No reservations required.

05/12/2018 11:00am 05/12/2018 12:00pm The Spirit of Women in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 12, 2018
2:00pm3:00pm

VOICES of Fort Worth

Vocal performance in the museum's Atrium

Vocal ensemble VOICES of Fort Worth will provide an afternoon of musical selections inspired by the museum’s collection. This local group of vocalists will perform in the museum’s Atrium, offering the opportunity to spread their melodic harmonies throughout the galleries.

Founded in 2012, VOICES is a consort of highly skilled singers whose vocal blend and exceptional musicianship combine to create a unique presentation that spans every musical period from early Renaissance to contemporary music, including original compositions and arrangements by Artistic Director and founder, Dr. Jerome Bierschenk.

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

05/12/2018 2:00pm 05/12/2018 3:00pm VOICES of Fort Worth Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 13, 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.

05/13/2018 1:00pm 05/13/2018 2:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 17, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

Cocktail Series

Cocktail Series

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Looking for a place to enjoy the best view of downtown Fort Worth, relish the great outdoors, sip on a craft cocktail, and listen to live music? Join us for our pop-up Cocktail Series at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art!

Performance and Cocktail Schedule (subject to change)

May 17
Peter More
Thompson’s Bookstore Cocktail Bar

May 24
Tom Reynolds Trio
Righteous Foods

May 31
Jake Paleschic
The Usual

Cocktails and food truck fare for purchase
Valid I.D. required

Members stay tuned for special perks!
Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

05/17/2018 6:00pm 05/17/2018 8:00pm Cocktail Series Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (12–24 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.

This age 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 May 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.

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

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement

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 Sarah Newton as she leads an age-appropriate creative movement session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Creative movement is an inclusive movement experience that utilizes the body to express an emotion, explore an idea, or discover new movement potential. In this session, you will move with your baby, discovering the joy and possibilities of movement in relationship to the elements of art.

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Creative Movement

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.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists

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 Lindsay Koss, early childhood teacher, as she leads an art making session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Artistic exploration can begin with the tiniest of hands. The introduction of artistic mediums allows toddlers to discover action, colors, textures, and to express themselves. Crayons, foam sheets, markers, paper, stamps, texture boards and watercolors are a few toddler friendly supplies that stimulate creativity while developing fine motor skills and encourages cognitive development. Making art combines a sensory and emotional experience that fosters a passion for creative thinking and imagination!

Attendees may get messy—please dress accordingly!

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Little Artists

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.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
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 museum’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 May 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.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

The Buffalo Hunt

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on the ways in which artists have depicted the largest quadrupeds in North America, the American buffalo. Hear an American Indian origin myth of the bison and gain historical and scientific insight from the artworks. View paintings and sculpture in the galleries, and see rarely seen depictions of buffalo in the Amon Carter’s Library. No reservations required.

05/19/2018 11:00am 05/19/2018 12:00pm The Buffalo Hunt Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 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.

05/19/2018 3:00pm 05/19/2018 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
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.

05/24/2018 2:00pm 05/24/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
4:00pm8:00pm

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join other editors to help Wikipedia tell the story of American art

The Amon Carter is joining the Art+Feminism movement to help expand information on women in American art on Wikipedia.

We’ll have cookies from J. Rae’s, and participants will receive a free celebratory cocktail later that evening at the museum’s Sunset Cinema on the lawn, featuring Steel Magnolias.

All are welcome. You need only a laptop and a power cord, and we’ll help you with the rest! We'll have experienced Wikipedians to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. Editors will also have ready access to the library's near-comprehensive collection of research resources on American art.

If you have one hour or less, attend a training session and learn more about editing Wikipedia.
If you have 90 minutes, attend a training session and add citations to an article.
If you have two hours, attend a training session and add a well-cited paragraph to an article.
If you are spending 4 hours with us, consider drafting a new article.

Eventbrite - Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

For more information, visit our Meetup page.

#ACMwiki

05/24/2018 4:00pm 05/24/2018 8:00pm Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias

Outdoor movie on the museum's lawn

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the southern comedy-drama Steel Magnolias (1989; PG) on the museum’s lawn. Come early to save your spot, grab food at a food truck, or take a tour of the museum.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m.; themed tour begins at 7 p.m.; film begins at 8 p.m.

Blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs are welcome (lawn only). No glass bottles or pets please.

If you’d like to be updated on the status of this program (e.g., changes due to weather) via text message or email, please call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

05/24/2018 6:00pm 05/24/2018 10:00pm Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

Cocktail Series

Cocktail Series

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Looking for a place to enjoy the best view of downtown Fort Worth, relish the great outdoors, sip on a craft cocktail, and listen to live music? Join us for our pop-up Cocktail Series at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art!

Performance and Cocktail Schedule (subject to change)

May 24
Tom Reynolds Trio
Righteous Foods

May 31
Jake Paleschic
The Usual

Cocktails and food truck fare for purchase
Valid I.D. required

Members stay tuned for special perks!
Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

05/24/2018 6:00pm 05/24/2018 8:00pm Cocktail Series Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 25, 2018
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.

05/25/2018 2:00pm 05/25/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 26, 2018
11:00am12:00pm

Art and the Military

Themed Tour

For centuries American artists have depicted military people and subjects in their work. Civilian artists have portrayed military themes, while military artists have depicted both military and civilian subjects. Learn about connections between paintings and sculpture in the museum’s collection and the military throughout American history. This tour includes rarely seen items from the archives. Meet at the Information Desk. No reservations required.

05/26/2018 11:00am 05/26/2018 12:00pm Art and the Military Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 26, 2018
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.

05/26/2018 2:00pm 05/26/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 27, 2018
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.

05/27/2018 2:00pm 05/27/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 31, 2018
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.

05/31/2018 2:00pm 05/31/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 31, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

Cocktail Series

Cocktail Series

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Looking for a place to enjoy the best view of downtown Fort Worth, relish the great outdoors, sip on a craft cocktail, and listen to live music? Join us for our pop-up Cocktail Series at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art!

Performance and Cocktail Schedule (subject to change)

May 31
Jake Paleschic
The Usual

Cocktails and food truck fare for purchase
Valid I.D. required

Members stay tuned for special perks!
Interested in becoming a member? Join today!

05/31/2018 6:00pm 05/31/2018 8:00pm Cocktail Series Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 31, 2018
6:30pm8:00pm

A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors

Conversation with artists and museum curator

Join Amon Carter curator Shirley Reece-Hughes as she speaks with five Texas-based woman artists about the ways that they have taken sculpture in new directions in the twenty-first century. Discover how the unique geography of Texas allowed them to find their expression and individualism and center their artistic visions.

This program will be followed by a brief meet and greet with the artists. The autographed book produced in conjunction with the exhibition will be for sale in the Museum Store.

This program is made possible by a gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

05/31/2018 6:30pm 05/31/2018 8:00pm A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public