Calendar: Public Programs

August 19, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Infant Program

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 Amon Carter’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 August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Music.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

August 23, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

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

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

August 30, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

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

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

August 31, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

The Triumph of Seeds

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Thor Hanson’s The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History (2016). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with the photography exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden.

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 July 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

September 6, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

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

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

September 7, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

Artist Talk: Byrd Williams IV

Lecture and Book Signing

Photographer Byrd Williams will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Nature/Culture, which features his artwork, 1st Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983. He will speak about his family’s history of photographing Fort Worth and how he has continued the photographic tradition.

The lecture will be followed by Williams signing copies of his book Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family.

September 9, 2017
10:30am12:00pm

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 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

September 13, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

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

Explore artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

September 14, 2017
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.

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.

September 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with yoga instructor Miranda Davis as she leads an age-appropriate yoga session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Using artwork as inspiration, you will create a unique, playful, intimate, and joyful yoga practice. Enjoy deep breathing, simple yoga movements and postures, and plenty of time to relax and bond with your baby.

Please wear comfortable clothing and a baby carrier (front carrying) if you have it. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Registration for this program opens September 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, please indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga.

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