Events

November 12, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

11/12/2017 2:00pm 11/12/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 12, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

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

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.

11/12/2017 3:00pm 11/12/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 15, 2017
9:00am10:00am

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden (grades 5–12)

Distance Learning

Science, Visual Arts
$75

“When I read that a Doomsday Vault–a modern-day ark for plants–had been built near the North Pole, I became determined to photograph it. Two years later, I crossed the threshold into the icy cavern containing a comprehensive catalogue of life.” – Dornith Doherty
Interact with photographer and University of North Texas professor, Dornith Doherty, to explore her intriguing photographs taken within seed vaults on four continents. View the delicate intricacies of plant-life on display in the exhibit, Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden and discuss the importance of conserving plant species. 

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

11/15/2017 9:00am 11/15/2017 10:00am Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden (grades 5–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 15, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Explore artworks from the exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper and consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments.

This free lecture series is offered every Wednesday at 3 p.m. from August 23 to November 29 except during the week of Thanksgiving.

This week's topic: The Mystery and Melancholy of Andrew Wyeth's Outdoors

11/15/2017 3:00pm 11/15/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 15, 2017
7:00pm10:00pm

Annual Circle Dinner

Annual reception and dinner for Circle Members

Celebrate with Amon Carter Trustees and Executive Director Andrew J. Walker at this annual reception and dinner honoring members of the Amon Carter Circle. Enjoy an entertaining evening known for some of the liveliest dinner conversation you will hear all year.

11/15/2017 7:00pm 11/15/2017 10:00pm Annual Circle Dinner Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 16, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

11/16/2017 2:00pm 11/16/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 16, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

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

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.

11/16/2017 3:00pm 11/16/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 16, 2017
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.

11/16/2017 4:00pm 11/16/2017 8:00pm Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 17, 2017
8:30am9:30am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

History, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts
$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

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

11/17/2017 8:30am 11/17/2017 9:30am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 17, 2017
10:00am11:00am

Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8)

Distance Learning

History, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts
$75

Explore themes of wildlife, conservation, and fishing as recorded by nineteenth and twentieth-century artists in two special exhibitions, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and Caught on Paper. A museum educator and an expert in the fields of natural and cultural resources and conservation will be on hand to help students make connections between the artworks and modern conservation efforts.

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

11/17/2017 10:00am 11/17/2017 11:00am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public