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, November 6, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Water Power: Why Does Water Matter?

Community Conversation

In conjunction with the exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans, join members of the North Texas community and explore the question “Why does water matter?” during this rapid session of five-minute presentations followed by a question-and-answer period.

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

This program is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Artist Talk: Terry Evans

Gallery Talk

Discover the Trinity River through the eyes of artist Terry Evans as she discusses her photographs in the exhibition Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans commissioned by the Amon Carter.

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

This program is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Wednesday, November 12, 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).

Thursday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Get creative during this unique tour and hands-on demonstration. After the tour, participate in a crafting project followed by conversation and refreshments with fellow crafters.

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

Wednesday, November 19, 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).

Wednesday, December 3, 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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Mississippi Solo

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Eddy Harris’s Mississippi Solo: A River Quest (1998). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss its connection with the special exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans. Refreshments will be provided after the discussion.

The first twenty registrants receive a free copy of the book. Registration is required. Registration for this program opens November 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register and get information on receiving your book.

Thursday, December 11, 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.