Events

October 18, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/18/2017 9:00am 10/18/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 18, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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

Explore artworks from the exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper 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.

This week's topic: William Ranney, Artist-Sportsman

10/18/2017 3:00pm 10/18/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

10/19/2017 2:00pm 10/19/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/19/2017 3:00pm 10/19/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 19, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

The Art of Sustainability

Conversation with a panel of environmental experts

This fall, the museum presents a special exhibition titled Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. In conjunction with the exhibition, we are inviting a panel of experts to discuss sustainability, local food sources, and environmental advocacy with museum curators Shirley Reece-Hughes and Maggie Adler.

Guests include Chef Marcus Paslay (owner of Clay Pigeon and Piatello), Reid Wittliff (advisory board member at the Texas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and President of the Blanco Valley Wildlife Management Association); Becca Knutson (from the Tarrant County Food Policy Council and Community Garden Coordinator for the Tarrant Area Food Bank); and Rachel Richter (Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife).

10/19/2017 6:30pm 10/19/2017 7:30pm The Art of Sustainability Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
8:30am9:30am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/20/2017 8:30am 10/20/2017 9:30am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
10:00am11:00am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

10/20/2017 10:00am 10/20/2017 11:00am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

10/20/2017 2:00pm 10/20/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 20, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

10/20/2017 3:00pm 10/20/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Dr. James Thomas, early literacy consultant, who will demonstrate age-appropriate activities inspired by the museum’s collection.

Infancy is the time to begin with an awareness of language and books. During this program you will learn songs, how to share books, sign language, and ways to exercise with your little one to encourage language development.

Please bring a blanket to use during this program.

Registration for this program opens October 1.

 Early Literacy

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public