Events

April 29, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

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.

04/29/2017 11:00am 04/29/2017 12:00pm The Bet that Made the Motion Picture Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 29, 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.

04/29/2017 1:00pm 04/29/2017 2:00pm Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 29, 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.

04/29/2017 2:00pm 04/29/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 29, 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.

04/29/2017 3:00pm 04/29/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public