Events

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 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
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.

10/21/2017 2:00pm 10/21/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 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.

10/21/2017 3:00pm 10/21/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 21, 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.

10/21/2017 3:00pm 10/21/2017 3:30pm Library and Archives Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 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.

10/22/2017 2:00pm 10/22/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 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.

10/22/2017 3:00pm 10/22/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art 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