Events

October 21, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

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

Explore the current special exhibition

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
1:00pm2:00pm

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

Explore the current special exhibition

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 1:00pm 10/22/2017 2:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
October 22, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

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

Explore the current special exhibition

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

Distance Learning training for students and coaches

$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 in the museum's atrium

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

Tour
tea
and treats for members

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
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.

Registration is required. Email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5032 for more information.

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

Weekly lecture series with TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite

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