Calendar: Public Programs

October 1, 2016
10:30am11:30am

Lost in a Snowstorm

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Charles M. Russell’s painting Lost in a Snowstorm—We Are Friends (1888).

October 12, 2016
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Access Program

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

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

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

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

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

October 12, 2016
5:30pm7:00pm

Rolling Town Hall in District 7

Join Mayor Betsy Price and City Council member Dennis Shingleton for a rolling Town Hall through District 7.

The event kicks off with a tour of the Amon Carter at 5:30 p.m. Then, enjoy a no-drop ride beginning at 6 p.m. Ask your questions, hear the latest news, and share ideas on how the city can keep improving.

For more information, visit the event page.

October 13, 2016
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

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

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

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

October 15, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

Please note that this program will be held on the third Saturday of October due to another event at the museum.

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!

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens October 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

October 22, 2016
10:00am5:00pm

Edit-a-Thon

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces its third Edit-a-Thon (EaT3). Network and collaborate with your fellow American art enthusiasts in the museum's elegantly appointed Reading Room. This facility not only offers a collaborative, energizing, and inspiring space for editing, but as one of the foremost libraries on American art, it puts at your fingertips a near-comprehensive collection of research resources.

Both novice and experienced editors are invited to join us. We'll have an expert Wikipedian to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. By the end of the event, editors will have made contributions to the inclusiveness and veracity of the world's largest encyclopedic source of human knowledge. By doing so, attendees will have also assisted the museum's mission to further knowledge on American art. While participants are encouraged to create and/or improve articles on topics in American art that relate to the museum's collections, they may address any topic they wish.

Details

  • RSVP to library@cartermuseum.org

  • The public is welcome, and attendees need not have Wikipedia editing experience. We'll have an expert Wikipedian on hand to provide instruction on editing basics. Just come with an interest in American art.

  • Sign up for a Wikipedia account before the event and read up on the benefits of having your own account.

  • We'll provide breakfast, lunch, and all-day coffee service!

  • Bring your laptop (no iPads, tablets, or phones will be used for editing), and we'll provide the bandwidth!

  • For more information and all you need to know about the event, visit the museum's Meetup page.

  • Hashtag: #ACMwiki
  • October 22, 2016
    10:30am12:30pm

    Art Discovery: Lost and Found

    Family Workshop

    Find your inner artist by exploring the Amon Carter's collection and then get creative using found objects.

    This program is designed for children 7–12 years old and their adult companions.

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

    October 29, 2016
    6:00pm10:00pm

    Día de los Muertos

    Community Program

    The Amon Carter is excited to sponsor an art-making booth at Artes de la Rosa’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration! This free family festival features a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza (procession begins at 7 p.m.), as well as music, dancing, face painting, and pan de muerto. Bring your friends and family to share in this rich Mexican tradition.

    Please note: This event will take place at the Rose Marine Theater Plaza, not at the Amon Carter. For more information about the event, please call 817.624.8333 or go online.

    November 5, 2016
    10:30am12:30pm

    Border Cantos

    Artist Lecture and Performance

    Explore the combination of photography and sound during this artist lecture and performance inspired by the special exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. Photographer Richard Misrach will discuss his process, influence, and experiences when creating the large-scale photographs of the border between the U.S and Mexico featured in the exhibition. Then, artist-musician Guillermo Galindo will play musical instruments (also on display in the exhibition) that he created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys—all found along the border.

    Following the program, both artists will be available to sign the project publication, Border Cantos, for sale at the Museum Store.

    This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

    November 10, 2016
    10:30am11:30am

    Sharing the Past Through Art

    Access Program

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

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

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

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