Events

March 14, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

This program is best for ages 10 to 16 (and up). Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

03/14/2018 1:00pm 03/14/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 15, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

This program is best for ages 10 to 16 (and up). Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

03/15/2018 1:00pm 03/15/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 15, 2018
4:00pm8:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Network and collaborate with your fellow American art enthusiasts at these events, every third Thursday of every other month (except where noted otherwise), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the museum's Library to "help Wikipedia tell the story of American art." Attendees will be help facilitate the museum's mission to further knowledge on American art by either creating or editing articles on topics that relate to the museum's collections. However, editors have the freedom to write on any topic they wish.

Both novice and experienced editors are invited to join us. We'll have experienced Wikipedians to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. Attendees will work in the museum's Reading Room, which offers a collaborative and inspiring space for editing. Editors will also have ready access to the library's near-comprehensive collection of research resources on American art.

For more information, visit our Meetup page.

03/15/2018 4:00pm 03/15/2018 8:00pm Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 16, 2018
1:00pm3:00pm

Spring Break at the Amon Carter

Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years

Staying in town for spring break? Round up your friends and spend the afternoon at the museum!

Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way!

This program is best for ages 10 to 16 (and up). Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

03/16/2018 1:00pm 03/16/2018 3:00pm Spring Break at the Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
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 museum’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.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1.

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

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

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Lauren Davis early childhood music teacher, as she leads a developmentally appropriate session that includes music-making activities inspired by the museum’s collection.

Musical activities include creative movement, dancing, singing, and instrument play. 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 March 1.

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

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

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with A. J. Bowman-Shelton, founder and facilitator of Baby Sign-and-Speak, as she leads an age-appropriate sign language session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Learn fundamental signs and insights that will help facilitate a stronger bond between you and your little one. By using colors, paintings, and sculptures, start a conversation and discover that communicating with babies is not as abstract as you may have thought!

Please bring a small blanket for your baby and be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1.

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

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

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 17, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Play

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 Audrey Rowland, early childhood specialist, as she leads an age-appropriate play session inspired by the museum’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.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1.

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

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

03/17/2018 9:30am 03/17/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Play Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
March 29, 2018
6:30pm7:30pm

Artist Talk: James Surls

Artist Lecture

In conjunction with the special exhibitions A New American Sculpture, 1914—1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach and Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas, James Surls will provide a public lecture in the Amon Carter’s auditorium. As a part of the Amon Carter’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between historic and contemporary art, Surls will speak about his work, how he started as a sculptor, and the process and materials he uses while displaying images of his work and process.

03/29/2018 6:30pm 03/29/2018 7:30pm Artist Talk: James Surls Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 11, 2018
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Program for people with low or no vision

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 March 1.

Call 817.989.5013 or email education@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).

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

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

04/11/2018 2:00pm 04/11/2018 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public