Events

December 14, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

12/14/2017 3:00pm 12/14/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 14, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

Book Club: A Walk in the Woods

Book discussion for adults

Prior to the program, read Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods (1997). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with the special exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper.

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.

 A Walk in the Woods

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

12/14/2017 6:00pm 12/14/2017 8:00pm Book Club: A Walk in the Woods Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 15, 2017
9:00am10:00am

Parson Weems’ Fable (grades 5–12)

Distance Learning

History, Social Studies, Visual Arts
$75

Dive deep into discussion and analysis of Grant Wood’s painting Parson Weems’ Fable (1939). Students will be introduced to the artist and supporting information to spark interest and connections to United States history. Working from their own observations, students will explore and contemplate the historical and artistic relevance of this significant work of art.

*Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

12/15/2017 9:00am 12/15/2017 10:00am Parson Weems’ Fable (grades 5–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 15, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

12/15/2017 2:00pm 12/15/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 15, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. This is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. This exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as key pictures by specialists in the category such as Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. No reservations required.

12/15/2017 3:00pm 12/15/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Play

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your baby (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Audrey Rowland, early childhood specialist, as she leads an age-appropriate play session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

In this session, examine what types of play infants enjoy, what types of materials extend play and curiosity, and the impact of play on brain development. You will also explore materials that are more valuable to play than the typical toys.

Registration for this program opens December 1.

 Play

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

12/16/2017 9:30am 12/16/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Play Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with yoga instructor Miranda Davis as she leads an age-appropriate yoga session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Using artwork as inspiration, you will create a unique, playful, intimate, and joyful yoga practice. Enjoy deep breathing, simple yoga movements and postures, and plenty of time to relax and bond with your baby.

Participants do not need to have any prior yoga experience to participate in this class.

Please wear comfortable clothing and a baby carrier (front carrying) if you have it. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Registration for this program opens December 1.

 Yoga

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

12/16/2017 9:30am 12/16/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Dr. James Thomas, 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.
Please bring a blanket to use during this program.

Registration for this program opens December 1.

 Early Literacy

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

12/16/2017 9:30am 12/16/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 16, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Brandi Cline, licensed massage therapist, as she leads an infant massage session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Discover the health benefits of infant massage while learning how to teach your baby to relax. Learn to safely and effectively apply massage techniques to your child.

Registration for this program opens December 1.

 Infant Massage

Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Itty-Bitty Art programs are offered on the third Saturday of every month.

12/16/2017 9:30am 12/16/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 16, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

Themed Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a guided tour of Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden. Over the decade, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. This exhibition celebrates the completion of that project. No reservations required.

12/16/2017 11:00am 12/16/2017 12:00pm Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public