Calendar: Public Programs

October 29, 2015
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 31, 2015
6:00pm10:00pm

Día de los Muertos

Community Program

The Amon Carter is excited to sponsor an art-making booth at Artes de la Rosa’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration! This free family festival features a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza (procession begins at 7 p.m.), as well as music, dancing, face painting, and pan de muerto. Bring your friends and family to share in this rich Mexican tradition. No reservations are required.

Please note: This event will take place at the Rose Marine Theater Plaza, not at the Amon Carter. For more information about the event, please call 817.624.8333 or go online.

November 5, 2015
6:00pm7:00pm

Redefining Art with Rick Lowe

Lecture

Houston-based artist and 2014 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Rick Lowe will speak about how he has redefined art as social practice; his model of working; and his multiple projects, including Vickery Meadow in Dallas and Project Rowe Houses in Houston, and their transformative presence in the state of Texas. Amon Carter Curator Shirley Reece-Hughes will also highlight community-based artworks currently on view at the museum that were historic precursors to Lowe’s revelatory community activism and building projects.

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

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

November 7, 2015
10:30am12:30pm

Art Discovery: Storytelling

Family Workshop

Unleash your creativity by exploring the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum and crafting a work of folk art that tells a story. This program is designed for children 7 to 12 years old and their adult companions.

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

November 12, 2015
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 or minibuses for free in the museum’s lot located off of Camp Bowie Boulevard on the museum’s east side.

November 14, 2015
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 November 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

November 19, 2015
6:00pm8:00pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Get creative during this unique tour and hands-on demonstration. After the tour, participate in a crafting project followed by conversation and refreshments with fellow crafters.

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

December 3, 2015
6:00pm8:00pm

How to Make an American Quilt

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Whitney Otto’s How to Make an American Quilt (1994). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss its connection with the special exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. 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 November 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

December 10, 2015
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 or minibuses for free in the museum’s lot located off of Camp Bowie Boulevard on the museum’s east side.

December 12, 2015
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 December 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

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