Events

October 11, 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 September 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.

10/11/2017 2:00pm 10/11/2017 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 11, 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: "Wild Spaces, Open Seasons," the Exhibition

10/11/2017 3:00pm 10/11/2017 4:00pm Americans Outdoors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 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.

10/12/2017 10:30am 10/12/2017 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

10/12/2017 2:00pm 10/12/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

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

Special Exhibition Tour

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.

10/12/2017 3:00pm 10/12/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 12, 2017
5:00pm7:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

FREE

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage students in your discipline? Let the Amon Carter help! During this interactive workshop, museum educators break down and model visual literacy strategies, define shared authority and how it can work in the classroom, and demonstrate the value of infusing curriculum with images. Participants also learn about the educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the museum’s collection and strategies offered.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts: Art—All Levels and Instructional Techniques—All Levels.

First-year and/or preservice teachers are encouraged to register as well as curriculum specialists and experienced teachers from homeschool or classroom settings who are looking for ways to refresh curriculum with images and learn about museum resources.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download the registration form.

10/12/2017 5:00pm 10/12/2017 7:00pm Introduction to Museum Resources Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
8:00am6:00pm

Members on the Road to Points Unknown

Museum Mystery Tour

You won't know where we are going until we arrive at our destination! This is your chance be the sort of freewheeling traveler who rolls into a new place with no itinerary and nothing to guide you but your instincts. We do promise a day of fun with a house museum, a museum of the West, a museum of classic items, and several other surprises along the way.

REMEMBER: Half the fun is not knowing what will happen next.

Fee: $135 per person includes transportation, lunch, all fees and gratuities.
This trip is not ADA accessible.

Please contact Mary Lynn Sloan for more information, marylynn.sloan@cartermuseum.org.

10/13/2017 8:00am 10/13/2017 6:00pm Members on the Road to Points Unknown Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 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.

10/13/2017 9:00am 10/13/2017 10:00am The Eerie and Unusual (grades 6–12) Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
10:00am11:30am

Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden

FREE
(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

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

In the exhibition Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden, University of North Texas photography professor Dornith Doherty artfully publicizes the subject of seed vaults and the activities of their research scientists. Gallery teachers will take students on a botanical journey through the museum that explores the naturalist tradition in American art and reveal artists’ penchant for documenting and preserving the natural resources around them.

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.

10/13/2017 10:00am 10/13/2017 11:30am Homeschool Tour: Archiving Eden Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 13, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

10/13/2017 2:00pm 10/13/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public