Events

October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Toddler Program

Bring your baby (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 Amon Carter’s collection.

Learn fundamental signs and insights that will help facilitate a stronger bond between you and your little one. By using colors, shapes, 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.

Registration for this program opens October 1.

 Sign Language

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

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

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 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 October 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.

10/21/2017 9:30am 10/21/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 23, 2017
3:00pm5:00pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa

Student and Educator Videoconference
$75 per team

During this live broadcast, review select artworks, architecture, and artifacts from the southern, eastern, central, and western regions of Africa. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important African art from the ancient period to the present, including the African diaspora; historical contexts in which to view the artworks; and explanations about how these objects had an impact on African culture, history, and art history.

For more information or to register call 817.989.5032 or email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org.

10/23/2017 3:00pm 10/23/2017 5:00pm Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 24, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Navy Band Southwest

Musical Performance

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the museum with the Navy Band Southwest’s brass quintet. This hour-long performance in the museum’s Atrium will fill the galleries with instrumental melodies and patriotic songs.

Navy Band Southwest is one of the U.S. Navy’s finest and oldest continuing musical organizations. Originating in 1923, Navy Band Southwest takes pride in upholding its rich tradition and promoting the pride and professionalism of today's United States Navy. Under the direction of Lieutenant Jane E. Hoffman, the band is located onboard Naval Base San Diego, and serves the military and civilian communities throughout the southwestern United States.

Please note that seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

10/24/2017 2:00pm 10/24/2017 3:00pm Navy Band Southwest Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 24, 2017
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours Goes Wild

Tea and Tours pulls together favorite works of art, genres, and themes, including those that are the focus of our current special exhibitions. This tour puts an alternative spin on the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons and includes sassy “insider” stories about the art. As always, we will share the experience over tea and treats in the Lounge.

Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve you place, please call 817.989.5063 or email marylynn.sloane@cartermuseum.org.

10/24/2017 3:00pm 10/24/2017 4:30pm Tea and Tours Goes Wild Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 25, 2017
9:00am10:00am

The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12)

Distance Learning

Language Arts, History, Visual Arts
$75

Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter Archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

Request a program by emailing distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or calling 817.989.5032.

10/25/2017 9:00am 10/25/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 25, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

Lecture Series

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: Thomas Eakins's Sporting Portrait-Scenes

10/25/2017 3:00pm 10/25/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 26, 2017
5:00pm7:00pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa

Lecture
$30 per team of up to fifteen students and coaches (total)
$45 per team of sixteen or more students and coaches (total)

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art continues its tradition of providing training sessions for coaches and students preparing for the art section of the U.S. Academic Decathlon curriculum. During this presentation, review select artworks, architecture, and artifacts from the southern, eastern, central, and western regions of Africa. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important African art from the ancient period to the present, including the African diaspora; historical contexts in which to view the artworks; and explanations about how these objects had an impact on African culture, history, and art history.

Download the registration form.

10/26/2017 5:00pm 10/26/2017 7:00pm Academic Decathlon Art Training: The Art of Africa Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
8:30am9:30am

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

Distance Learning

$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.

Request a program by emailing distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or calling 817.989.5032.

10/27/2017 8:30am 10/27/2017 9:30am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 2017
10:00am11:00am

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

Distance Learning

$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.

Request a program by emailing distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or calling 817.989.5032.

10/27/2017 10:00am 10/27/2017 11:00am Art and Nature: Observe and Conserve (grades 4–8) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public