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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30am12:00pm

Talk the Talk

Storytime

Swing into action during this Storytime full of verbs! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making focused on talking. Snacks will be provided. No reservations are required.

During each Storytime, participating children will be registered to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held at the end of each program; those chosen do not need to be present to win.

This program is best for families with children ages eight and under and their adult companions. If you work for a summer school or daycare, we offer a customized experience for your students on a different day. Please call 817.989.5036 or email schooltours@cartermuseum.org for more information.

Storytime is held every Wednesday, June 11 through July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Parking information may be found here.

Support for this program is provided in part by Galderma Laboratories, LP.

Friday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10:30am12:00pm

Create a Stir

Storytime

Swing into action during this Storytime full of verbs! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making focused on creating. Snacks will be provided. No reservations are required.

During each Storytime, participating children will be registered to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held at the end of each program; those chosen do not need to be present to win.

This program is best for families with children ages eight and under and their adult companions. If you work for a summer school or daycare, we offer a customized experience for your students on a different day. Please call 817.989.5036 or email schooltours@cartermuseum.org for more information.

Storytime is held every Wednesday, June 11 through July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Parking information may be found here.

Support for this program is provided in part by Galderma Laboratories, LP.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Chicago

Outdoor Film Series

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the hit musical Chicago (2002; PG-13) on the museum’s lawn. Come early and enjoy a tour of the special exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist before the film. No reservations are required.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome (lawn only). No glass bottles, alcohol, or pets please.

If you’d like to be updated on the status of this program (e.g., changes due to weather) via text message or email, please call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Tours from 7 to 7:45 p.m.; film starts at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:30pm9:30pm

Art in the Dark

Community Program

Feel the rhythm of the Jazz Age during this late-night program that includes art making, films, music, tours, and more inspired by the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. No reservations are required.

Check back here for a full listing of events.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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 for free in the museum’s lot located off of Camp Bowie Boulevard on the museum’s east side.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Parson Weems' Fable

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Grant Wood’s painting Parson Weems’ Fable (1939). No reservations are required.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 July 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Friday, August 29, 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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Water Matters in American Art

Lecture Series

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

Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the sixteenth century to the present day. Artworks from the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans will be highlighted. No reservations are required.

This lecture series is held every Wednesday, September 3–December 3 (except November 26).