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Calendar: Public Programs

February 13, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

Sensory Saturdays is a free program for families with children who are five to twelve 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 February 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

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February 14, 2016
1:30pm4:00pm

A Star Is Born

Film

Enjoy the film A Star Is Born (1937) with an introduction from Adrienne L. McLean, professor of film studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She will discuss the artistic elements of classic Hollywood films, the culture of early Hollywood as depicted in film and Thomas Hart Benton’s artworks on view in the exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, and the significance of film during the 1930s and 1940s.

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

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February 18, 2016
5:30pm9:30pm

Art in the Dark

Community Program

The museum is rolling out the red carpet for an evening inspired by American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Schedule of Events

Art Making
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a popcorn tin!
Light up the night with a film-themed votive!

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Hollywood Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite movie character and have the chance to win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.; winner announced at 6:30 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.; winner announced at 9 p.m.
For safety purposes, no masks or weapons please.

Hollywood Hits with the David Brehm Trio
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Listen to Hollywood film hits played by the David Brehm Trio. Writer, producer, and guitarist David L. Brehm has developed a unique guitar style over the years. David will often loop his own rhythm guitar playing so he can improvise during the solo sections of certain songs. With a repertoire that includes original tunes, as well as an extensive jazz, pop, and Latin catalog, David Brehm delivers an unforgettable musical experience.

PicFlips Photo Booth
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make your own mini-moving picture with PicFlips Flipbooks—grab your friends, strike a few red-carpet-worthy poses, and leave with a flipbook starring you!

Gallery Games (for adults!)
Enjoy art with a slightly irreverent twist during these quick and fun activities.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
6:30 p.m.
Buy, Steal, Burn
7:30 p.m.
Cards Against the Humanities
8:30 p.m.

Popcorn Bar
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make a stop at the popcorn bar to create the perfect movie-watching mix.

Pop-up Library
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books connected to the special exhibition.

Short Films
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Country Cousin (1936)
The Dot and the Line (1965)
Paperman (2012)

Social Media Art Search
Check Instagram and Twitter starting at 6 p.m. #ACMartsearch

Spotlight Tours
6:30–8 p.m.
Swing by the special exhibition galleries and chat with a docent about American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Wacky Wardrobe Challenge
7 p.m.
Get your creative juices flowing during this exciting costuming activity. Just bring a friend and your imagination!

Special Exhibition Tour
8 p.m.
Engage with assistant curator Maggie Adler during this tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

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February 25, 2016
6:30pm7:30pm

Artist Talk: Esther Pearl Watson

Conversation

Enjoy a dialogue with artist Esther Pearl Watson and Julie Webb, co-owner of Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, about Watson’s artwork (including the painting Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Texas, Looking for the old Civilian Fort of 1851, North of Gustine and a mile west of Baggett Creek Church.), her artistic process, and her connections to the Amon Carter’s exhibition Texas Folk Art.

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

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

February 27, 2016
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Enjoy a tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood and learn how actors are transformed for film and stage productions with Steven Bryant, resident wig and make-up designer at the Fort Worth Opera. Refreshments are provided.

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

March 3, 2016
6:00pm8:00pm

The Grapes of Wrath

Book Club

Prior to the program, read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood. Refreshments will be provided after the discussion.

The first twenty registrants receive a free copy of the book. Registration is required. Registration for this program opens February 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

March 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. No reservations are required.

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 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

March 12, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

Sensory Saturdays is a free program for families with children who are five to twelve 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. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

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March 13, 2016
1:30pm4:30pm

The Grapes of Wrath

Film

In conjunction with the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, watch the classic film The Grapes of Wrath (1940). After the film, engage in a discussion, led by a museum educator, about the film, Benton’s artworks in the special exhibition, and the John Steinbeck novel, The Grapes of Wrath (1939). See how one literary work can inspire multiple iterations of this truly American story.

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

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March 15, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

All-American Road Trip

Family Fun Week

Take an art-filled road trip across America during this four-day family event. Join us on this day to discover works of art depicting the northern United States. Enjoy in-gallery activities, art making, and snacks!

No reservations are required.

Snacks provided by GoGo squeeZ.

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