Calendar: Public Programs

September 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 and minibuses in the surface lots or Western Heritage Garage at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The museum’s parking lot is closed during renovation.

September 10, 2015
6:00pm8:00pm

Dead Wake

Book Club

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

Prior to the program, read Erik Larson’s book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (2015). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss its connections with Childe Hassam’s painting Flags on the Waldorf (1916). 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 August 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

September 26, 2015
10:00am4:00pm

Day in the District

Community Program

Celebrate the varied artistic and cultural organizations in Fort Worth! Enjoy free performances from local groups throughout the day. No reservations are required.

September 26, 2015
5:00pm10:00pm

Party on the Porch

Join us for a night of American art, local food, hometown music, and the best view of Fort Worth—all at the Amon Carter!

This FREE event marks the completion of the museum’s renovation project. Listen to three fantastic local bands, Quaker City Night Hawks, The Unlikely Candidates and Ginny Mac, and eat at a variety of food trucks, including Bellatrino, Central Market, Gypsy Scoops, JBirds Chicken, Steel City Pops, and Taco Heads. The Photo Bus, a vintage photo booth in an original 1979 Volkswagen bus, is coming to the Amon Carter as well, and drinks will be available for purchase from Bar Louie, who will have a full satellite bar on site. Special lighting effects throughout the evening will highlight the portico.

The extended gallery hours for Party on the Porch (until 9 p.m.) allow you to visit your favorite Amon Carter artworks and go on a social media art search. Docents will be on hand offering tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions.

Follow our social media accounts for updates as the event gets closer! #ACMparty

Free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (immediately north of the museum). For helpful information about Party on the Porch parking and accessibility, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Please no pets or outside food or drink.

This event is made possible by our sponsors Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Fort Worth Weekly.

October 1, 2015
6:00pm7:00pm

Artist Talk: Laura Wilson

Lecture

In conjunction with the exhibition Laura Wilson: That Day, photographer Laura Wilson will discuss her process, influence, and experiences when creating her images of the modern American West.

Wilson will be available to sign her new book, That Day: Laura Wilson after the lecture.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens September 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.

October 8, 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.

October 10, 2015
10:00am5:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia is ranked among the ten most popular websites and constitutes the Internet's largest and most popular general reference resource. An Edit-a-Thon (a term derived from “edit” and “marathon”) is an all-day event where volunteers get together to edit and improve articles on Wikipedia.

This Edit-a-Thon, the museum’s first, will focus on the Amon Carter’s main article, along with a variety of other topics that either have no Wikipedia article yet or that need improvement.

To learn more, visit the event Meetup page. If you’re interested in participating, call 817.989.5051 or email will.gillham@cartermuseum.org. Volunteers enjoy coffee throughout the day, lunch on us, and the satisfaction of becoming a Wikipedian!

October 10, 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 October 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

October 17, 2015
10:30am11:30am

Will Barnet’s Self-Portrait

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Will Barnet’s Self-Portrait (1952–53). No reservations are required.

October 21, 2015
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Tactile Tour

Designed for people of all ages with low or no vision and their guests, participants utilize tactile tools and conversation to connect with artworks in the museum’s permanent collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens September 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to reserve your place and receive helpful instructions and parking information.

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 in the museum lot located on Camp Bowie.

This program is generously supported by Alcon Foundation and the Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

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