Events

December 31, 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.

12/31/2017 2:00pm 12/31/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
December 31, 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.

12/31/2017 3:00pm 12/31/2017 4:00pm Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 11, 2018
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Program for people with all stages of Alzheimer’s

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.

01/11/2018 10:30am 01/11/2018 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 13, 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. Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens January 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

01/13/2018 10:30am 01/13/2018 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 18, 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.

01/18/2018 4:00pm 01/18/2018 8:00pm Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 20, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

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

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

01/20/2018 9:30am 01/20/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Sign Language Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 20, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with yoga instructor Miranda Davis as she leads an age-appropriate yoga session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Using artwork as inspiration, you will create a unique, playful, intimate, and joyful yoga practice. Enjoy deep breathing, simple yoga movement and postures, and plenty of time to relax and bond with your baby.

Participants do not need to have any prior yoga experience to participate in this class.

Please wear comfortable clothing and a baby carrier (front carrying) if you have it. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Registration for this program opens January 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

01/20/2018 9:30am 01/20/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Yoga Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 20, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy

Program for families with toddlers 12–24 months

Bring your baby (ages 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 January 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

01/20/2018 9:30am 01/20/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Early Literacy Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 20, 2018
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Music

Program for families with infants 0–11 months

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Jennifer DeSantis, early childhood music specialist, as she leads a developmentally appropriate session that includes music-making activities inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Musical activities include singing, instrument play, creative movement, and dancing. Caregivers will learn to recognize early music behaviors such as singing and moving, as well as how to utilize music during daily rituals at home.

Please bring a small blanket for your baby and be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Registration for this program opens January 1. Questions? Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

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

01/20/2018 9:30am 01/20/2018 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Music Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
January 20, 2018
10:30am12:30pm

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.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens December 1.

Eventbrite - Crafting from the Collection

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

01/20/2018 10:30am 01/20/2018 12:30pm Crafting from the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public