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Calendar: Public Programs

April 10, 2016
1:30pm4:30pm

They Died With Their Boots On

Film

Enjoy the western film They Died With Their Boots On (1941) with an introduction by the Amon Carter’s Assistant Curator Maggie Adler, highlighting the museum’s western collection, artworks in the exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, and the romanticized aspects of the American West.

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

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April 13, 2016
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 permanent collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 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.

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

April 14, 2016
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes, and use artworks to connect to past experiences.

This program is offered on the second Thursday of every month. 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). Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

April 30, 2016
10:30am12:30pm

Art Discovery: Hollywood

Family Workshop

Explore the world of classic film and art during this interactive tour and hands-on, art-making experience inspired by the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood. This program is designed for children 7–12 years old and their adult companions.

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

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May 5, 2016
6:00pm8:00pm

Founding Gardeners

Book Club

Read Andrea Wulf’s Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation (2011), and make connections with artworks in the museum’s collection.

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 about receiving your book.

May 12, 2016
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes, and use artworks to connect to past experiences.

This program is offered on the second Thursday of every month. 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). Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

May 14, 2016
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 May 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

May 22, 2016
1:30pm3:00pm

Losing the West

Film

Watch Losing the West (2013), a documentary about small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of a cowboy in Colorado.

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

May 28, 2016
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Get creative during this unique tour and hands-on demonstration led by museum educators and a crafting expert.

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

June 8, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Artful Alphabet: ABC

Storytime

Use the alphabet to discover artworks at the Amon Carter! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making inspired by the letters A, B, and C. Snacks will be provided. No reservations are required.

During each Storytime, caregivers can register their participating children 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 day care, 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 8 through July 27, 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.

Snacks provided by GoGo squeeZ.

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