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, May 29, 2014
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Vertigo

Outdoor Film Series

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958; PG) on the museum’s lawn. Come early and enjoy a tour of the museum 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.

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

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.

Friday, May 30, 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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Attention, Company!

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about William M. Harnett’s Attention, Company! (1878). No reservations are required.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
10:30am12:00pm

Walk This Way

Storytime

Swing into action during this Storytime full of verbs! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making all focused on the many ways of walking. Cookies and lemonade 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, June 12, 2014
10:30am11:45am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Interactive Tour

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, program 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 participants off 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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
10:30am12:00pm

See and Be Seen

Storytime

Swing into action during this Storytime that is full of verbs! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making focused on looking. Cookies and lemonade 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, June 19, 2014
6:00pm7:00pm

Fat Man in Bronzeville: Archibald Motley’s Art

Lecture

Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University

Discover how Archibald Motley’s paintings have captured worldwide attention for their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions, and discover their genesis in Chicago’s burgeoning black community during the interwar years. These frenetic, colorful canvases of middle-class sitting rooms, glittery cabarets, shadowy pool halls, neon-lit street scenes, and illicit “Black and Tan” clubs perfectly captured the imagery and spirit of Chicago’s black district, known as Bronzeville, while also tapping into Motley’s vivid imagination.

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

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
10:30am12:00pm

Play All Day

Storytime

Swing into action during this Storytime that is full of verbs! This week, bring your family for stories, art exploration, and art making focused on playing. Cookies and lemonade 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, June 26, 2014
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Toy Story

Outdoor Film Series

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch Pixar’s favorite cowboy in Toy Story (1995; G) on the museum’s lawn. Come early and enjoy a tour of the museum’s Frederic Remington and Charles Russell collection. 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.

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

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.

Friday, June 27, 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.