June 16, 2017

Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape

Swing Landscape by Stuart Davis is on loan at the Amon Carter from Indiana University and is considered one of the artist’s most important works. Originally commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn, New York, this monumental artwork from 1938 depicts the Gloucester, Massachusetts waterfront. During this interactive workshop, participants will take an in-depth look at Davis’s life and artistic career, learn about the original WPA commission, the cultural climate of the era and context surrounding the painting’s creation, and how American jazz music contributed to Davis’s artistic development.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Social Studies—All Areas: All Levels, and Instructional Techniques: All Levels.
Art, gifted and talented, language arts, music, science, social studies, and U.S. history teachers from classroom 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.

Download the registration form.

06/16/2017 10:00am 06/16/2017 12:00pm Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 16, 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.

06/16/2017 2:00pm 06/16/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
June 16, 2017

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of The Polaroid Project. This exhibition surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

06/16/2017 3:00pm 06/16/2017 4:00pm The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public