Events

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
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.

10/26/2017 2:00pm 10/26/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 26, 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.

10/26/2017 3:00pm 10/26/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art 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
October 27, 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.

10/27/2017 2:00pm 10/27/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 27, 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.

10/27/2017 3:00pm 10/27/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 28, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art

Themed Tour

Art can touch us at conscious and unconscious levels. Meet at the Information Desk and explore the galleries to consider how art can inspire us, evoke memories, and help us contemplate the divine. The tour will reference the work of neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel who researched the physiological basis of memory storage, including the power of art in this process. No reservations required.

10/28/2017 11:00am 10/28/2017 12:00pm Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public