Public Programs

At the Amon Carter

The Amon Carter offers an ongoing array of programs for its visitors, from lectures by visiting artists and scholars to extended education opportunities, family events, children’s programs, and a book club.

Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Support for these programs provided in part by the Excellence in Education Campaign.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Trivia Night

Adult Program

We apologize for the inconvenience, but this program is full.

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. There will be a wide range of topics, so an art history degree is not required! Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Friday, April 25, 2014
10:30am11:30am

New Parents Tour

Adult Tour

Explore a new aspect of the museum each month during an adult tour for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers with little ones in tow. The tour begins at the Information Desk. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information. No reservations are required. This program is best for adults accompanied by children two years old or younger.

Free parking is available in the museum’s lot, east of the museum off Camp Bowie Boulevard. Participants are encouraged to park in this lot and follow the sidewalk along the north side of the museum, where an accessible lift is available for your stroller. A museum representative will be there to assist you.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00pm4:30pm

From the Road Show

Collect Some Perspective on Collecting Art

As part of our three-program series on collecting, celebrity appraisers and auctioneers take the stage. Whether you are an experienced expert or a “been-thinking-about-it” beginner, the presenters in our lineup will share their real-world intelligence on the do’s, don’ts, and dares of being an art collector.

Other program in the series: Sunday, May 18.

For members, individual programs are $10 per person each, or sign up for all three for $25. Nonmembers: $20 each, or all three for $50.
To reserve your space, call the Membership Office at 817-989-5063.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Eating History

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Andrew F. Smith’s Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine (2009). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss connections between the book and Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. 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 April 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00pm4:00pm

Worth Reading Celebration

Community Program

The Amon Carter has partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library for a reading celebration with art exploration, art making, snacks, and featuring the traveling Sketchbook Project! Find out how to fully participate in the Worth Reading program here.

Schedule of Activities

The Sketchbook Project
Museum Plaza
1–4 p.m.
This traveling exhibition contains thousands of sketchbooks from contributing artists throughout the world.

Art Making
Atrium
1–3:15 p.m.

Art Search
Begins in Gallery 3
1–3:15 p.m.

Book Walk
Portico
1–3:15 p.m.

Animated Short Film
Auditorium
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2012)
Film begins at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Storytelling
Lounge
1–1:30 p.m.
2–2:30 p.m.

Grand Prize Celebration with Mayor Betsy Price
Atrium
3:20–3:40 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
10:30am11:45am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Interactive Tour

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, program participants discuss artists, themes, and exhibitions 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 participants off 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.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00am5:00pm

Fine Art and Flowers

Community Event

The Amon Carter is in bloom! Members of the Fort Worth Garden Club have created 24 floral masterpieces inspired by the museum’s collection. View these arrangements alongside their fine-art counterparts in the galleries. Admission is free.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00pm7:00pm

The Civil War and American Art

Lecture

Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

In discussing the Amon Carter’s painting by Conrad Wise Chapman, The Fifty-ninth Virginia Infantry—Wise's Brigade (1867), Smithsonian Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey examines the role of American art and artists during the Civil War.

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

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00pm4:30pm

The Big Time

Collect Some Perspective on Collecting Art

In the third and final program in our series on collecting, investment guru Rex Sinquefield shares stories on how he and wife Jeanne shifted their art collecting from European post-impressionism to American Scene Painting. His collection is on view at the Amon Carter through October 19. Whether you are an experienced expert or a “been-thinking-about-it” beginner, this program shares real-world intelligence on the do’s, don’ts, and dares of being an art collector. The program is presented in the museum’s auditorium, followed by a short wine and cheese reception in the Atrium.

For members, individual programs are $10 per person each, or sign up for all three for $25. Nonmembers: $20 each, or all three for $50.
To reserve your space, call the Membership Office at 817-989-5063.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Workshop

Join Lauren Kolesar-Eatinger as she demonstrates the art of bookmaking. Be inspired while discussing artworks on view in the galleries, enjoy refreshments with fellow crafters, and assemble an accordion book to take home! No reservations are required.