Events

May 14, 2018
8:00am5:00pm

Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12)

Distance Learning

Available by Request

History, Social Studies, Visual Arts

FREE

Analyze the ways that artists have interpreted the western United States since the nineteenth century. Topics include archetypal figures in the West, the American frontier, Manifest Destiny, the transcontinental railroad, westward expansion, and more. This program is made possible by a grant from the Erwin E. Smith Foundation.

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

May 18, 201805/14/2018 8:00am 05/18/2018 5:00pm Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public

May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (12–24 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 May 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.

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement

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 Sarah Newton as she leads an age-appropriate creative movement session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Creative movement is an inclusive movement experience that utilizes the body to express an emotion, explore an idea, or discover new movement potential. In this session, you will move with your baby, discovering the joy and possibilities of movement in relationship to the elements of art.

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Creative Movement

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

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 Jennifer DeSantis, early childhood music specialist, as she leads a developmentally appropriate session that includes music-making activities inspired by the museum’s collection.

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

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Music

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists

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 Lindsay Koss, early childhood teacher, as she leads an art making session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Artistic exploration can begin with the tiniest of hands. The introduction of artistic mediums allows toddlers to discover action, colors, textures, and to express themselves. Crayons, foam sheets, markers, paper, stamps, texture boards and watercolors are a few toddler friendly supplies that stimulate creativity while developing fine motor skills and encourages cognitive development. Making art combines a sensory and emotional experience that fosters a passion for creative thinking and imagination!

Attendees may get messy—please dress accordingly!

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Little Artists

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 21, 2018
8:00am5:00pm

Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12)

Distance Learning

Available by Request

History, Social Studies, Visual Arts

FREE

Analyze the ways that artists have interpreted the western United States since the nineteenth century. Topics include archetypal figures in the West, the American frontier, Manifest Destiny, the transcontinental railroad, westward expansion, and more. This program is made possible by a grant from the Erwin E. Smith Foundation.

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

May 25, 201805/21/2018 8:00am 05/25/2018 5:00pm Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public

May 24, 2018
4:00pm8:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join other editors to help Wikipedia tell the story of American art

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.

05/24/2018 4:00pm 05/24/2018 8:00pm Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias

Outdoor movie on the museum's lawn

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the southern comedy-drama Steel Magnolias (1989; PG) on the museum’s lawn. Come early to save your spot, grab food at a food truck, or take a tour of the museum.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m.; themed tour begins at 7 p.m.; film begins at 8 p.m.

Blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs are welcome (lawn only). No glass bottles or pets please.

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 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

05/24/2018 6:00pm 05/24/2018 10:00pm Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 29, 2018
8:00am5:00pm

Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12)

Distance Learning

Available by Request

History, Social Studies, Visual Arts

FREE

Analyze the ways that artists have interpreted the western United States since the nineteenth century. Topics include archetypal figures in the West, the American frontier, Manifest Destiny, the transcontinental railroad, westward expansion, and more. This program is made possible by a grant from the Erwin E. Smith Foundation.

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

May 31, 201805/29/2018 8:00am 05/31/2018 5:00pm Art of the American West with Erwin E. Smith (grades 5–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public

May 31, 2018
6:30pm8:00pm

A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors

Conversation with artists and museum curator

Join Amon Carter curator Shirley Reece-Hughes as she speaks with five Texas-based woman artists about the ways that they have taken sculpture in new directions in the twenty-first century. Discover how the unique geography of Texas allowed them to find their expression and individualism and center their artistic visions.

This program will be followed by a brief meet and greet with the artists. The autographed book produced in conjunction with the exhibition will be for sale in the Museum Store.

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

05/31/2018 6:30pm 05/31/2018 8:00pm A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public