Calendar: Public Programs

September 16, 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 September 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.

September 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Infant Program

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 September 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy.

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

September 20, 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 21, 2017
4:00pm8:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Network and collaborate with your fellow American art enthusiasts at these events, every third Thursday of every other month (except where noted otherwise), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the museum's Library to "help Wikipedia tell the story of American art." Attendees will be help facilitate the museum's mission to further knowledge on American art by either creating or editing articles on topics that relate to the museum's collections. However, editors have the freedom to write on any topic they wish.

Both novice and experienced editors are invited to join us. We'll have experienced Wikipedians to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. Attendees will work in the museum's Reading Room, which offers a collaborative and inspiring space for editing. Editors will also have ready access to the library's near-comprehensive collection of research resources on American art.

For more information, visit our Meetup page.

September 23, 2017
6:00pm10:00pm

Party on the Porch

Party on the Porch returns to the Amon Carter with more sound, more food, and more Fort Worth! You’re invited to a night of American art, live music, and local food at the Amon Carter.

This FREE event features live music by hometown artists, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. with the self-styled “AmeriTonk” sound of the soulful country artist Summer Dean. She is followed by the Matt Tedder Trio, whose music blends classic rock, blues, and modern folk. Headlining the event is Green River Ordinance with their sound of country, rock, pop, and folk.

Local food trucks, lighting effects on the building from Inside Image Design, screenprinted T-shirts by Pan Ector, lawn games and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members are back by popular demand. Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

In addition to the food trucks, guests may choose to pre-order picnic dinners. from Central Market by calling 817.377.9307; baskets will be picked up at the event at Central Market’s onsite store.

Gallery and museum store hours have been extended until 9 p.m. Docents will be on hand giving tours, and artmaking will also be offered.

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.

The museum will close at 5 p.m. and reopen for Party on the Porch at 6 p.m. Please no pets or outside food or drink.

This event is made possible by our presenting sponsors Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, Central Market, and Meador Auto Group; media sponsor: Fort Worth Weekly.

September 27, 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 28, 2017
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 cover a wide range of topics—no art history degree required!

Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens August 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

October 4, 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.

October 7, 2017
10:30am12:30pm

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 September 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

October 11, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Access Program

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 collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens September 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@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).

Tools for this program are generously funded by the Alcon Foundation.

See the Close Encounters program in action in this NBC5 news story.

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