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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:30am11:30am

The Art of Photogravure

Lecture

Artist Jon Goodman explores the process of photogravure, how the process fits into the history of photography and printmaking, and discusses the artwork in the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens August 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, September 17, 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, September 24, 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).

Friday, September 26, 2014
10:30am11:30am

New Parents Tour

Adult Tour

Explore a new aspect of the museum each month during an adult tour for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers with little ones in tow. The tour begins at the Information Desk. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information. No reservations are required. This program is best for adults accompanied by children two years old or younger.

Free parking is available in the museum’s lot, east of the museum off Camp Bowie Boulevard. Participants are encouraged to park in this lot and follow the sidewalk along the north side of the museum, where an accessible lift is available for your stroller. A museum representative will be there to assist you.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00am5:00pm

Day in the District

Community Program

Celebrate the varied artistic and cultural organizations in Fort Worth! Enjoy free performances from local groups throughout the day. No reservations are required.

Wednesday, October 1, 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, October 2, 2014
6:00pm8:00pm

Trivia Night

Adult Program

Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection. Bring a group (up to six people per team) or come alone, and enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes during this friendly competition. Questions will cover a wide range of topics, so no art history degree is required! Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Wednesday, October 8, 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, October 9, 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.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:30am11:30am

Figure

Gallery Talk Back

Share your observations and discover new insights about Morton Livingston Schamberg’s painting Figure (1913). No reservations are required.