Calendar: Public Programs

July 27, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Artful Alphabet: WXYZ

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 W, X, Y, and Z. A snack will be provided.

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.

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

Helpful guidelines for your visit.

Storytime is sponsored in part by Galderma Laboratories, LP and Williams Trew Real Estate.
Snack provided by GoGo squeeZ.

July 29, 2016
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: To Kill a Mockingbird

Outdoor Film Series

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, NR) on the museum’s lawn.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m.; film begins at 8:30 p.m. Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.

Only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program, not the building. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. No glass bottles 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.

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

July 31, 2016
1:30pm2:30pm

Pop-Up Curator

Gallery Chat

Have you ever wanted to talk to a curator? Here’s your chance! Chat with Curator of Painting and Sculpture Shirley Reece-Hughes about the special exhibition Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. She will be in the galleries to answer all of your questions. Don’t miss it!

Swing by anytime between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. to participate.

August 6, 2016
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Infant Program

This program is now full. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Dr. James Thomas, an 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. Each caregiver will receive a free CD of all songs and activities shared.

Please bring a blanket to use during this program.

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

August 6, 2016
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Enjoy a rare look at books from the Amon Carter’s Library and Archives collection that showcase intricate marbled endpapers. Then join book and paper enthusiast Pamela Skjolsvik as she demonstrates the art of paper marbling using the suminagashi technique. Try your hand at this tranquil method of creating decorative papers and enjoy refreshments with fellow crafters.

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

August 10, 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 collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens July 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.

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

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

August 11, 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. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to 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.

August 13, 2016
9:30am10:15am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Infant Program

This program is full. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Jennifer DeSantis, assistant director of the TCU Music Preparatory Division and certified Music Together teacher, 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.

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

August 13, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

This is a free program for families with children who are 5 to 12 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 August 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

August 18, 2016
7:00pm9:00pm

Art and Jazz

Outdoor Performance

Spend the evening outdoors, and enjoy music that inspired artist Norman Lewis. Listen to local jazz group Faces The Band play live on the museum’s porch, and explore the special exhibition Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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