Calendar: 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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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 week: Sea-Change in Art—Abstraction

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mississippi Solo

Book Club

Prior to the program, read Eddy Harris’s Mississippi Solo: A River Quest (1998). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss its connection with the special exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans. 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. Call 817.989.5030 or email to register and get information on receiving your book.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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 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.