April 8, 2017

Sensory Saturdays

Family Access Program

Due to a lack of registered participants, this program has been canceled.

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 April 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email to register and to receive helpful instructions about your visit.

04/08/2017 10:30am 04/08/2017 12:00pm Sensory Saturdays Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017

The Bet that Made the Motion Picture

Topical Tour

Meet in the Library for the story of the horse wager by wealthy industrialist Leland Stanford that led to the photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s creation of the motion capture camera. Then explore the galleries to see the impact of this nineteenth-century technology on paintings. No reservations required.

04/08/2017 11:00am 04/08/2017 12:00pm The Bet that Made the Motion Picture Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017

Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White

Special Exhibition Tour

View selections from Richard Avedon’s renowned In the American West, which was first exhibited at the Amon Carter in 1985 and has since become a touchstone in photographic history. The original exhibition created a portrait of the American West through its people, and this small special exhibition focuses on the photographs taken in Texas between 1975 and 1985.

Then view works on paper by Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington who were among the most accomplished artists of their day. While they both personally measured the success of their careers by the recognition they received for their oil paintings, they likely would never have obtained the status of American greats without their mutual involvement in the world of illustration.

04/08/2017 1:00pm 04/08/2017 2:00pm Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017

Permanent Collection Tour


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.

04/08/2017 2:00pm 04/08/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017

Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler. For more than forty years, Texas artist Valton Tyler (b. 1944) has depicted unparalleled worlds from his imagination. His captivating artworks feature unique interplays of identifiable, organic, mechanistic, and surreal shapes, which often rise from mountain, desert, or arctic landscapes. One of the only etching series he ever created, along with graphite drawings and large-scale paintings, are brought together for the first time in this rare exhibition of a local talent whose work defies artistic categorization.

04/08/2017 3:00pm 04/08/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017


Community Program


Grab your friends for a night of crafts, drafts, and more as we fill the museum with workshops and activities! Craftology is a community event highlighting the best of Cowtown culture with art, crafts, food, and music.

Featured local artisans Blue Eye Brown Eye, Ephemera!, and Oil and Cotton will offer workshops. Space is limited; arrive early to reserve your spot!

Ongoing art-making and specialized tours available all night.

Snacks, craft beer, wine, and coffee available for purchase from Alchemy Pops, Coffee : Experience, Cuppa Craft Coffee Co., Gepetto's Pizza Truck, Salsa Limon, Sedona Productions, and more!

Free parking is available at UNT Health Science Center parking lot and east garage on Clifton Street.

Become a member to receive members-only perks!

04/08/2017 6:00pm 04/08/2017 10:00pm Craftology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public