Calendar: Public Programs

September 17, 2016
5:00pm10:00pm

Party on the Porch

Community Event

Party on the Porch is back by popular demand! 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. Fort Worth singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic kicks off the live music at 5:30 p.m. with his Americana and country tunes. Following him is Thieving Birds, a Fort Worth rock, country and blues band. Denton-based, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe’s indie, folk and electronic sounds headline the event.

Local food trucks, lighting effects on the building, screen-printed T-shirts by Pan Ector, lawn games and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members are back by popular demand. Drinks are available for purchase from Kincaid's Grocery throughout the evening. Guests can be a part of creating a community art project on a chalkboard van and may take home photographs from the event by using the KUVAgram selfie print station.

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 offering spotlight tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions. A fiber-art making activity, inspired by the museum’s Gabriel Dawe installation, begins inside at 5 p.m. and is limited to the first 350 participants.

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.

Please no pets or outside food or drink.

This event is made possible by our presenting sponsors Central Market, Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, and Worthington National Bank; media sponsor: Fort Worth Weekly.

September 24, 2016
10:00am5:00pm

Day in the District

Community Program

Celebrate the varied artistic and cultural organizations in Fort Worth! Enjoy free performances from local groups throughout the day.

September 29, 2016
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 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

October 1, 2016
10:30am11:30am

Lost in a Snowstorm

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Charles M. Russell’s painting Lost in a Snowstorm—We Are Friends (1888).

October 9, 2016
1:30pm2:30pm

Pop-Up Curator

Gallery Chat

Have you ever wanted to talk to a curator? Here’s your chance! Chat with Senior Curator of Photographs John Rohrbach about the special exhibition Border Cantos Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. He 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.

October 12, 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 September 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.

October 13, 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.

October 15, 2016
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

Please note that this program will be held on the third Saturday of October due to another event at the museum.

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!

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens October 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

October 22, 2016
10:30am12:30pm

Art Discovery: Lost and Found

Family Workshop

Find your inner artist by exploring the exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo and then get creative using found objects.

This program is designed for children 7–12 years old and their adult companions.

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

October 29, 2016
6:00pm10:00pm

Día de los Muertos

Community Program

The Amon Carter is excited to sponsor an art-making booth at Artes de la Rosa’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration! This free family festival features a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza (procession begins at 7 p.m.), as well as music, dancing, face painting, and pan de muerto. Bring your friends and family to share in this rich Mexican tradition.

Please note: This event will take place at the Rose Marine Theater Plaza, not at the Amon Carter. For more information about the event, please call 817.624.8333 or go online.

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