Events

May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (12–24 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 May 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.

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 19, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your young toddler (ages 12–24 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Lindsay Koss, early childhood teacher, as she leads an art making session inspired by the museum’s collection.

Artistic exploration can begin with the tiniest of hands. The introduction of artistic mediums allows toddlers to discover action, colors, textures, and to express themselves. Crayons, foam sheets, markers, paper, stamps, texture boards and watercolors are a few toddler friendly supplies that stimulate creativity while developing fine motor skills and encourages cognitive development. Making art combines a sensory and emotional experience that fosters a passion for creative thinking and imagination!

Attendees may get messy—please dress accordingly!

Registration for this program opens May 1.

 Little Artists

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

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

Supported in part by The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

05/19/2018 9:30am 05/19/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Little Artists Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
4:00pm8:00pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join other editors to help Wikipedia tell the story of American art

Network and collaborate with your fellow American art enthusiasts at these events, every third Thursday of every other month (except where noted otherwise), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the museum's Library to "help Wikipedia tell the story of American art." Attendees will be help facilitate the museum's mission to further knowledge on American art by either creating or editing articles on topics that relate to the museum's collections. However, editors have the freedom to write on any topic they wish.

Both novice and experienced editors are invited to join us. We'll have experienced Wikipedians to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. Attendees will work in the museum's Reading Room, which offers a collaborative and inspiring space for editing. Editors will also have ready access to the library's near-comprehensive collection of research resources on American art.

For more information, visit our Meetup page.

05/24/2018 4:00pm 05/24/2018 8:00pm Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 24, 2018
6:00pm10:00pm

Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias

Outdoor movie on the museum's lawn

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and watch the southern comedy-drama Steel Magnolias (1989; PG) on the museum’s lawn. Come early to save your spot, grab food at a food truck, or take a tour of the museum.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m.; themed tour begins at 7 p.m.; film begins at 8 p.m.

Blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs are welcome (lawn only). No glass bottles or pets please.

If you’d like to be updated on the status of this program (e.g., changes due to weather) via text message or email, please call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

05/24/2018 6:00pm 05/24/2018 10:00pm Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
May 31, 2018
6:30pm8:00pm

A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors

Conversation with artists and museum curator

Join Amon Carter curator Shirley Reece-Hughes as she speaks with five Texas-based woman artists about the ways that they have taken sculpture in new directions in the twenty-first century. Discover how the unique geography of Texas allowed them to find their expression and individualism and center their artistic visions.

This program will be followed by a brief meet and greet with the artists. The autographed book produced in conjunction with the exhibition will be for sale in the Museum Store.

This program is made possible by a gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

05/31/2018 6:30pm 05/31/2018 8:00pm A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 2, 2018
10:30am12:00pm

Crafting from the Collection

A mini-workshop and tour for adults

Get creative during this unique tour and hands-on demonstration. After the tour, participate in a crafting project followed by conversation and refreshments with fellow crafters.

Registration for this program opens May 1.

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

06/02/2018 10:30am 06/02/2018 12:00pm Crafting from the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 6, 2018
8:00am5:00pm

Amon Carter Circle

Circle Members on the Road

Discover Boston

As one of the nation’s oldest cities, Boston has a rich cultural scene and is home to exceptional museums and outstanding private collections. The Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Harvard Art Museums have all recently undergone state-of-the-art renovations. The city is also a hub of American history with venerable landmarks and lively street life. Let Executive Director Andrew J. Walker be your guide for all the best that Boston has to offer with behind-the-scenes museum tours and visits to private collections and galleries.

This trip is for Amon Carter Circle members only; space is limited.

June 9, 201806/06/2018 8:00am 06/09/2018 5:00pm Amon Carter Circle Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public

June 6, 2018
10:30am12:00pm

Storytime: Big and Small

Stories and artmaking for families with children 8 and under

Storytime is upside down and inside out at the Amon Carter as we explore opposites this summer! This week, visitors will focus on all things big and small when they bring their family to hear stories, look at artworks, and create their own works of art! Snacks will be provided.

During each Storytime, adults can register their participating children to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held after each program; those chosen will be contacted via phone or email.

Storytime is held every Wednesday, June 6 through July 25 (except on July 4), from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

This program is best for families with children ages eight and under and their adult companions. If you work for a summer school or day care, we offer a customized experience for your students on a different day. Please call 817.989.5036 or email schooltours@cartermuseum.org for more information.

The museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Parking information.

Helpful guidelines for your visit.

06/06/2018 10:30am 06/06/2018 12:00pm Storytime: Big and Small Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 7, 2018
6:00pm8:00pm

Book Club: Reconstructing Amelia

Book discussion for adults

Prior to the program, read Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel (2013). During the program, readers and museum educators gather in the galleries and discuss the book’s connection with the special exhibition In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar. Refreshments will be provided after the discussion.

The first twenty registrants receive a free copy of the book.

Registration for this program opens May 1.

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

06/07/2018 6:00pm 06/07/2018 8:00pm Book Club: Reconstructing Amelia Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 9, 2018
10:30am12:00pm

Sensory Saturdays

Program for families with children on the autism spectrum

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.

Registration for this program opens June 1.

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

Support for Access Programs by the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

06/09/2018 10:30am 06/09/2018 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public