Calendar: Public Programs

October 1, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Water Matters in American Art

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the sixteenth century to the present day. Artworks from the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans will be highlighted. No reservations are required.

This lecture series is held every Wednesday, September 3–December 3 (except November 26).

This week:The Sublimity of Water

October 2, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

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 will cover a wide range of topics, so no art history degree is required! Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

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

October 8, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Water Matters in American Art

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the sixteenth century to the present day. Artworks from the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans will be highlighted. No reservations are required.

This lecture series is held every Wednesday, September 3–December 3 (except November 26).

This week: George Caleb Bingham’s Water World

October 9, 2014
10:30am11:45am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Interactive Tour

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes, and use artworks to connect to past experiences. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information. 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). If these spaces are full, you may drop off participants at the museum’s Lancaster entrance and park personal vehicles and minibuses for free in the museum’s lot located off of Camp Bowie Boulevard on the museum’s east side.

October 9, 2014
11:00am12:00pm

Google Art Talk Interactive Webinar

Museum staff and scholars will talk about each of the eight photographers in the Amon Carter’s archives during an hour-long, live Google Art Talk. The presentation is part of Google’s Hangout On Air series and is free, interactive and accessible from any computer at https://plus.google.com/+GoogleArtProject/. It can also be viewed later at https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleArtProject.

October 9, 2014
6:00pm7:00pm

Charlie Russell's Final Stories in Sculpture

Topical Tour

Dr. Joe Strain, docent, storyteller, and Charles Russell enthusiast

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Charles Russell's birth, drop-in for a view of our comprehensive collection of Russell's small sculptures and hear the stories behind two that were cast during the last year of his life. No reservations are required.

October 11, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Figure

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Morton Livingston Schamberg’s painting Figure (1913). No reservations are required.

October 15, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Water Matters in American Art

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the sixteenth century to the present day. Artworks from the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans will be highlighted. No reservations are required.

This lecture series is held every Wednesday, September 3–December 3 (except November 26).

This week: The Flow of Capital, Commerce, and Industry

October 16, 2014
5:30pm9:30pm

Art in the Dark

Community Program

Go with the flow during this exciting program that features art making, music, tours, and more inspired by water and the special exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Bring nature home with a leaf rubbing.
Embellish a reusable water bottle.

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!

Food Trucks*
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks Bellatrino, Good Karma Kitchen, and Steel City Pops, and enjoy on the museum’s plaza.
*Food available for purchase.

My Trinity Art Project
5:30–9:30 p.m.
What are your favorite things to do outdoors and along the river? Add your thoughts to the communal art project in the Meet Me at the Trinity exhibition.

Pop-up Library
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books for all ages about the natural world.

Short Films
5:30–9 p.m.
Watch classic Walt Disney animated shorts about nature.
The Busy Beavers (1931)
Fishin’ Around (1931)
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Blue Bayou (1946)

Trail Mix Station
5:30–8 p.m.
Mix and match your favorite snacks to create a unique trail mix!

Fly Fishing Demonstration
5:45–6:45 p.m.
Join Stephen Woodcock from Backwoods as he demonstrates fly fishing on the museum’s lawn.

Create a Terrarium
Sessions at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Create your own miniature garden in a glass with Frank and Suz from Ephemera!. Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Photography Art Cart
6-8 p.m.
Explore the world of photography and chat about the exhibition Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans with an Amon Carter docent.

Exhibition Tour
8 p.m.
Take a tour of the special exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River.

Properties of Water with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
6–7:30 p.m.
How many drops of water can you fit on a penny? There’s only one way to find out... by adding one drop at a time! Learn with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and you’ll experience the wonders of water!

Music with Fox and the Bird
7:15–8:15 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Dallas-based Fox and the Bird, a folk-pop band with group vocals and layered harmonies, on the museum’s lawn.

October 22, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Water Matters in American Art

Lecture Series

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the sixteenth century to the present day. Artworks from the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans will be highlighted. No reservations are required.

This lecture series is held every Wednesday, September 3–December 3 (except November 26).

This week:Shipwreck on the Western Frontier: Archaeological Discoveries from the Steamboat Heroine with guest speaker Dr. Kevin Crisman, Director of Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, Texas A&M University