Carter in the Community

Community matters at the Carter! Beyond the Museum walls, we collaborate with our community to provide opportunities for people to explore the value of art and creativity in their own lives and spaces. Check the calendar to see where we’ll be next!

Carter Community Artists

Carter Community Artists

The Carter is dedicated to supporting and working with local artists to enhance our events, connecting the North Texas area with practicing artists, and building networks among local artists. 
An artist shows a measuring tape to two visitors.

Community Partners

Beyond the Museum’s walls, we serve our community through experiences and opportunities that foster creativity, learn from or employ local experts, and make art accessible to all people in their own lives and neighborhoods.

Art Bridges

Through our partnership with Art Bridges, the Carter leads a cohort of Texas museums including the Amarillo Museum of Art, Art Museum of South Texas, and Ellen Noël Art Museum. The four institutions share collections, collaborate on exhibitions, and develop interpretive projects with the goal of expanding access to American art.

A group of adults stand on the front steps of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Rural School Outreach Program

The Carter is proud to partner with Brock, Gordon, Graford, Lipan, Mineral Wells, Millsap, Palo Pinto, Santo, and Strawn Independent School Districts for the Rural School Outreach Program generously funded by the Walton Family Foundation. This program includes field trips to the Museum, classroom resources, virtual tours, and artmaking workshops.

Children sit on the floor in a Carter gallery sketching on paper.