Calendar: 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, October 2, 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 September 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Wednesday, October 8, 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).

This week: George Caleb Bingham’s Water World

Thursday, October 9, 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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
3:00pm4:00pm

Charlie Russell's Final Stories in Sculpture

Topical Tour

Dr. Joe Strain, docent, storyteller, and Charles Russell enthusiast

In recognition of the one hundredth anniversary of Charles Russell's birth, drop-in for a view of our comprehensive collection of Russell's small sculptures and hear the stories behind two that were cast during the last year of his life. No reservations are required.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Figure

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Morton Livingston Schamberg’s painting Figure (1913). No reservations are required.

Wednesday, October 15, 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).

This week: The Flow of Capital, Commerce, and Industry

Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30pm9:30pm

Art in the Dark

Community Program

Go with the flow during this exciting program that features art making, music, tours, and more inspired by water and the special exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans. No reservations are required.

Check back here for a full listing of events.

Wednesday, October 22, 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).

This week:Shipwreck on the Western Frontier: Archaeological Discoveries from the Steamboat Heroine with guest speaker Dr. Kevin Crisman, Director of Center for Martine Archaeology and Conservation, Texas A&M University

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:30pm1:30pm

Charlie Russell's Final Stories in Sculpture

Topical Tour

Dr. Joe Strain, docent, storyteller, and Charles Russell enthusiast

In recognition of the one hundredth anniversary of Charles Russell's birth, drop-in for a view of our comprehensive collection of Russell's small sculptures and hear the stories behind two that were cast during the last year of his life. No reservations are required.

Wednesday, October 29, 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).

This week: Watery Disasters