Calendar: Public Programs

September 8, 2016

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 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.

September 10, 2016

Itty-Bitty Art: Storytelling

Infant Program

This program is full. Email to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with your little one during an age-appropriate storytelling session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and art are essential to an infant’s intellectual development. Caregivers will discover how to nurture and cultivate infants’ sense of hearing and sight through books, illustrations, and more!

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens July 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email to register.

September 10, 2016

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

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 September 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

September 15, 2016

High Fashion in the American West


Join Mary Lynn Sloane, Amon Carter membership manager and fashion enthusiast, as she explores the clothing styles depicted in Charles M. Russell’s watercolor When East Meets West (ca. 1907). Discover the significance of the lace on the woman’s dress and why it draws the interest of the cowboy.

September 17, 2016

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Infant Program

This program is now full. Email to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with A. J. Bowman-Shelton, founder of LACA Inc. (Linking Across Cultures and Ages), 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 stroller and/or a babywearing wrap (if you have one).

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens July 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email to register.

September 17, 2016

Party on the Porch

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Community Event

Party on the Porch is back! You’re invited to a night of American art, live music, and local food at the Amon Carter.

This FREE event features live music by hometown artists. Fort Worth singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic kicks off the live music at 5:30 p.m. with his Americana and country tunes. Following him is Thieving Birds, a Fort Worth rock, country and blues band. Denton-based, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe’s indie, folk and electronic sounds headline the event.

Local food trucks, lighting effects on the building, screen-printed T-shirts by Pan Ector, lawn games and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members are back by popular demand. Drinks are available for purchase from Kincaid's Grocery throughout the evening. Guests can be a part of creating a community art project on a chalkboard van and may take home photographs from the event by using the KUVAgram selfie print station.

In addition to the food trucks, guests may choose to pre-order picnic dinners from Central Market by calling 817-377-9307; baskets will be picked up at the event at Central Market’s onsite store.

Gallery and museum store hours have been extended until 9 p.m. Docents will be on hand offering spotlight tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions. A fiber-art making activity, inspired by the museum’s Gabriel Dawe installation, begins inside at 5 p.m. and is limited to the first 350 participants.

Free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (immediately north of the museum). For helpful information about Party on the Porch parking and accessibility, call 817.989.5030 or email

Please no pets or outside food or drink.


5:00 – Visit with docents throughout the galleries about selected artworks (ongoing until 8:00)
5:00 – Art-making activity in the atrium (supplies limited)
5:30 – Jake Paleschic
7:00 – Thieving Birds
8:30 – Sarah Jaffe
9:00 – Museum closes
10:00 – Grounds close



Central Market Pop-Up Grocery Store • Down to EarthGepetto’s Pizza TruckLuckybee KitchenTaco Heads

Beverages by Kincaid’s Grocery • Gypsy ScoopsSteel City Pops


KUVAgram • Live Screen Printing by Pan Ector • Outdoor Games and Chalkboard Art Making • Lighting Effects by Inside Image Design


Library Open House • Museum Store Sidewalk Sale • Plexus no. 34 by Gabriel Dawe

Can’t wait until Party on the Porch? Get party-ready with this playlist featuring this year’s line-up!
(A free Spotify account is required.)

This event is made possible by our presenting sponsors Central Market, Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, and Worthington National Bank; media sponsor: Fort Worth Weekly.

September 24, 2016

Day in the District

Community Program

Celebrate the varied artistic and cultural organizations in Fort Worth! Enjoy free performances from local groups throughout the day.

September 29, 2016

Trivia Night

Adult Program

Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection. Bring a group (up to six people per team) or come alone, and enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes during this friendly competition. Questions cover a wide range of topics— no art history degree required!

Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens August 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email to register.

October 1, 2016

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 9, 2016

Pop-Up Curator

Gallery Chat

Have you ever wanted to talk to a curator? Here’s your chance! Chat with Senior Curator of Photographs John Rohrbach about the special exhibition Border Cantos Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. He will be in the galleries to answer all of your questions. Don’t miss it!

Swing by anytime between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. to participate.

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