Events

November 18, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Brandi Cline, licensed massage therapist, as she leads an infant massage session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Discover the health benefits of infant massage while learning how to teach your baby to relax. Learn to safely and effectively apply massage techniques to your child.

Registration for this program opens November 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

11/18/2017 9:30am 11/18/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 18, 2017
3:00pm3:30pm

Library and Archives Tour

Themed Tour

Every third Saturday, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

11/18/2017 3:00pm 11/18/2017 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
November 29, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Americans Outdoors

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 Spectacle of Americans in the Urban Outdoors

11/29/2017 3:00pm 11/29/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 2, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: Where the Sidewalk Ends

FREE

Read Shel Silverstein’s classic Where the Sidewalk Ends prior to the workshop and then, while at the museum, discover innovative ways to connect the book’s quirky characters, silly poems, and whimsical sketches with artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection. Participants look at and discuss artworks from a variety of media, learn visual literacy strategies, and explore ways to infuse language arts curriculum with images that make poetry units come to life.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in: English/Language Arts: All Levels, Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, and Instructional Techniques: All Levels

Elementary school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, and reading teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Download the registration form.

12/02/2017 10:00am 12/02/2017 12:00pm Book SmART: Where the Sidewalk Ends Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 2, 2017
2:00pm4:00pm

Cookies with Santa

Join us for our annual, members only Cookies with Santa. Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to celebrate the season with some holiday cheer! Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus, and listen to Mrs. Claus read the iconic “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” We end the festivities with a special holiday-related activity for all to enjoy. We look forward to celebrating a fun-filled afternoon of stories, activities, and milk and cookies with Santa!

12/02/2017 2:00pm 12/02/2017 4:00pm Cookies with Santa Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 8, 2017
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: Technology and Art

FREE
(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

This tour is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Artists have a long history of incorporating the newest technology into their artistic processes. During this interactive experience, students will see firsthand how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists have used technology to enhance their artwork, influence those that followed them, and elevate the status of their particular medium. Gallery teachers will assist students in making their own technologically enhanced artwork.

This tour is limited to thirty students; preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents may drop off or stay with their students for this tour.

Download the registration form.

12/08/2017 10:00am 12/08/2017 11:30am Homeschool Tour: Technology and Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 8, 2017
2:00pm3:30pm

Homeschool Tour: Technology and Art

FREE
(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

This tour is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Artists have a long history of incorporating the newest technology into their artistic processes. During this interactive experience, students will see firsthand how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists have used technology to enhance their artwork, influence those that followed them, and elevate the status of their particular medium. Gallery teachers will assist students in making their own technologically enhanced artwork.

This tour is limited to thirty students; preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents may drop off or stay with their students for this tour.

Download the registration form.

12/08/2017 2:00pm 12/08/2017 3:30pm Homeschool Tour: Technology and Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 9, 2017
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

This is a free program for families with children who are 5 to 12 years old and on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience!

While the needs of individuals with autism are the focus of this program, it is also intended to be fun for parents, siblings (of all ages), and other relatives!

This program is offered on the second Saturday of every month. Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

12/09/2017 10:30am 12/09/2017 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 13, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Access Program

Designed for people of all ages with low or no vision and their guests, participants utilize tactile tools and conversation to connect with artworks in the museum’s collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens November 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to reserve your place and receive helpful instructions and parking information.

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).

Tools for this program are generously funded by the Alcon Foundation.

See the Close Encounters program in action in this NBC5 news story.

12/13/2017 2:00pm 12/13/2017 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 14, 2017
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes and use artworks to connect to past experiences.

This program is offered on the second Thursday of every month.

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).

Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

12/14/2017 10:30am 12/14/2017 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public