Events

April 15, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement

Infant Program

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

Creative movement is an inclusive movement experience that utilizes the body to express an emotion, explore an idea, or discover new movement potential. In this session, you will move with your baby, discovering the joy and possibilities of movement in relationship to the elements of art.

Registration for this program opens April 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement.

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

04/15/2017 9:30am 04/15/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage

Infant Program

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Brandi Cline, licensed massage therapist, as she leads an infant massage session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

Discover the health benefits of infant massage while learning how to teach your baby to relax. Learn to safety and effectively apply massage techniques to your child.

Registration for this program opens April 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage.

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

04/15/2017 9:30am 04/15/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Massage Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
9:30am10:30am

Itty-Bitty Art: Play

Infant Program

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Bring your baby (up to 11 months) to the Amon Carter for an art-filled experience! Engage with Audrey Rowland, early childhood specialist, as she leads an age-appropriate play session inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection.

In this session, examine what types of play infants enjoy, what types of materials extend play and curiosity, and play’s impact on brain development. You will also explore materials that are more valuable to play than the typical toys.

Registration for this program opens April 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register. When registering, indicate that you are interested in Itty-Bitty Art: Play.

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

04/15/2017 9:30am 04/15/2017 10:30am Itty-Bitty Art: Play Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art

Topical Tour

Art can touch us at conscious and unconscious levels. Meet at the Information Desk and explore the galleries to consider how art can inspire us, evoke memories, and help us contemplate the divine. The tour will reference the work of neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel who researched the physiological basis of memory storage, including the power of art in this process. No reservations required.

04/15/2017 11:00am 04/15/2017 12:00pm Inspiration, Memory, and the Divine in Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
1:00pm4:00pm

Early Literacy and Art for Pre-K

Join Dr. James L. Thomas, international consultant on early literacy skills, to explore what early literacy means and can look like in your classroom or center! During this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the six early reading skills; how they relate to brain development; and basic ways to integrate them into daily classroom curriculum, including practicing ways to read picture books that dramatically increase language development and applying the dialogic reading method when sharing a picture book. Amon Carter educators will demonstrate how to use artworks to support early reading skills and facilitate art projects that reinforce Pre-K students’ cognitive, physical, and social skills.

Pre-K teachers from classroom, day care, and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download registration form.

04/15/2017 1:00pm 04/15/2017 4:00pm Early Literacy and Art for Pre-K Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
1:00pm2:00pm

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.

04/15/2017 1:00pm 04/15/2017 2:00pm Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

04/15/2017 2:00pm 04/15/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 15, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

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.

04/15/2017 3:00pm 04/15/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public