American Art Connections Center

The education department invites you to visit the American Art Connections Center (AACC), a lending library of free resources on American art, history, and art-making techniques in a wide range of formats, including learning guides, videos, books for adults and children, reproductions, and study prints. The AACC is also a regional distributor for the National Gallery of Art's extension programs.

Who Can Borrow Materials?

Materials are available year-round and may be borrowed by staff from Texas schools, homeschools, universities, and support agencies such as senior facilities and healthcare and social services organizations. Members are also welcome to borrow materials from this collection.

Electronic resources are available to anyone interested in using art as a learning tool. They include digital images, resources developed by the education department that support the study of the Amon Carter’s collection and special exhibitions, as well as websites relating to artworks or artists.

Materials Are Organized By:

  • Age Levels
  • Formats
  • Topics of Interest to Educators

Search for and Order Materials

Texas residents may search the AACC database to find and order resources.

Tarrant County educators may check out book kits for a four-week loan period. Other materials may be checked out by all Texas educators for two weeks. Members have the same loan periods.

The AACC Coordinator is also available to suggest materials to use in your unique learning environment. Email or call 817.989.5035 to discuss resources appropriate for your needs.

Please request materials two weeks in advance. Allow time to preview materials before use. Some materials are not appropriate for children.

Obtaining and Returning Materials

  • Members and educators may pick up and drop off materials at the museum during open hours
  • AACC Coordinator delivers to and picks up from Tarrant County campuses
  • Mail/UPS/FedEx available to Texas patrons outside of Tarrant County.