Events

April 1, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

Hidden Gems

Topical Tour

Whether you know the museum collection well or are visiting for the first time, try touring with an eye for the overlooked. Meet at the information desk and move into the galleries to view and discuss a few of the lesser known gems in the collection. Talk about their fascinating stories on this lively, conversational tour. No reservations are required.

04/01/2017 11:00am 04/01/2017 12:00pm Hidden Gems Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 1, 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.

04/01/2017 1:00pm 04/01/2017 2:00pm Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 1, 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.

04/01/2017 2:00pm 04/01/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 1, 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.

04/01/2017 3:00pm 04/01/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 2, 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.

04/02/2017 2:00pm 04/02/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 2, 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.

04/02/2017 3:00pm 04/02/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 4, 2017
3:00pm4:30pm

Tea and Tours

Old Friends and New Acquaintances

Tea and Tours provide a special opportunity for members and visitors to tour the Amon Carter’s collection with one of our expert docents, and then discuss the experience over tea and treats. Tea and Tours are held each Tuesday at 3 p.m. for three consecutive weeks. Reservations are required. Free for members; bring a guest for only $5. To reserve your place, contact Kathleen Butz at 817.989.5060 or kathleen.butz@cartermuseum.org.

04/04/2017 3:00pm 04/04/2017 4:30pm Tea and Tours Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 6, 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.

04/06/2017 2:00pm 04/06/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 6, 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.

04/06/2017 3:00pm 04/06/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 7, 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.

04/07/2017 2:00pm 04/07/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 7, 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.

04/07/2017 3:00pm 04/07/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017
10:30am12:00pm

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 education@cartermuseum.org 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
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.

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

04/08/2017 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
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.

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

04/08/2017 3:00pm 04/08/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 8, 2017
6:00pm10:00pm

Craftology

Community Program

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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
April 9, 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.

04/09/2017 2:00pm 04/09/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 9, 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.

04/09/2017 3:00pm 04/09/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 12, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Close Encounters

Access Program

Designed for people of all ages with low or no vision and their guests, participants utilize tactile tools and conversation to connect with artworks in the museum’s collection.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to reserve your place and receive helpful instructions and parking information.

There is a designated barrier-free entrance near accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits on Lancaster Avenue (the museum’s south side).

Tools for this program are generously funded by the Alcon Foundation.

See the Close Encounters program in action in this NBC5 news story.

04/12/2017 2:00pm 04/12/2017 3:00pm Close Encounters Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 13, 2017
10:30am11:30am

Sharing the Past Through Art

Access Program

Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, participants discuss artists, exhibitions, and themes and use artworks to connect to past experiences.

This program is offered on the second Thursday of every month.

There is a designated barrier-free entrance near accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits on Lancaster Avenue (the museum’s south side). Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions and parking information.

04/13/2017 10:30am 04/13/2017 11:30am Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 13, 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.

04/13/2017 2:00pm 04/13/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 13, 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.

04/13/2017 3:00pm 04/13/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 13, 2017
6:00pm8:00pm

Trivia Night

Adult Program

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

Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia inspired by the Amon Carter’s collection. Bring a group (up to six people per team) or come alone, and enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes during this friendly competition. Questions cover a wide range of topics—no art history degree required!

Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

04/13/2017 6:00pm 04/13/2017 8:00pm Trivia Night Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 14, 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.

04/14/2017 2:00pm 04/14/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 14, 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.

04/14/2017 3:00pm 04/14/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
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
1:00pm2:00pm

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
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
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
April 16, 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.

04/16/2017 2:00pm 04/16/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 16, 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.

04/16/2017 3:00pm 04/16/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 20, 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.

04/20/2017 2:00pm 04/20/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 20, 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.

04/20/2017 3:00pm 04/20/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 20, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

Artist Talk: Gabriel Dawe

Conversation

Enjoy a conversation with Associate Curator Maggie Adler and artist Gabriel Dawe as they discuss his artwork, process, inspiration, and the installation of Plexus no. 34.

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

04/20/2017 6:30pm 04/20/2017 7:30pm Artist Talk: Gabriel Dawe Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club

Recommended for homeschool students ages 8–11

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.–noon

Prior to their museum visit, students should read The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall. Ready Readers will become acquainted with the Penderwick sisters and the rest of the humorous crew (including their protective dog, Hound). At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers will help students make connections between the characters, the lessons learned, the problems solved, and the museum’s collection. Students conclude the Ready Readers Book Club by making their own art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $8 for children of members and $11 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email .

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program.

Download registration form.

Book Club Options
04/21/2017 10:00am 04/21/2017 12:00pm Ready Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club

Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–7

Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury by Virginia Lee Burton

Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.–noon

Back by popular demand! Prior to their museum visit, students should read all four selections from Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury. Little Readers will delight in these classic, heartwarming stories about friendship, change, and courage. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers will help students connect the characters and illustrations to artworks from the museum’s collection using carefully crafted questioning strategies. Students will conclude the Little Readers Book Club by making their own art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $8 for children of members and $11 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email .


Students will be divided into groups by age.** Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program.

Download registration form.

Book Club Options
04/21/2017 10:00am 04/21/2017 12:00pm Little Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 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.

04/21/2017 2:00pm 04/21/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 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.

04/21/2017 3:00pm 04/21/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 22, 2017
10:30am12:30pm

Crafting from the Collection

Adult Program

Draw, resist, and print! Join artist and art educator Sarita Westrup in looking to nature as inspiration for creating non-representational works on paper. Create small works inspired by the art of Gego and Helen Frankenthaler, currently on view at the museum. Participants will explore the endless graphic possibilities of using a distressed wood block as a tool for printing patterns with water soluble inks and layering using resist techniques and dry media.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens March 1. Call 817.989.5013 or email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

04/22/2017 10:30am 04/22/2017 12:30pm Crafting from the Collection Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 22, 2017
11:00am12:00pm

The Spirit of Women in American Art

Topical Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on women in American art, from the women on the canvas to those creating the art. Also discover the entrepreneurial spirit and fierce tenacity of the women promoting the artists, and the pioneering spirt of those who brought the arts to Fort Worth. No reservations required.

04/22/2017 11:00am 04/22/2017 12:00pm The Spirit of Women in American Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 22, 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.

04/22/2017 1:00pm 04/22/2017 2:00pm Avedon in Texas and Homer and Remington in Black and White Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 22, 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.

04/22/2017 2:00pm 04/22/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 22, 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.

04/22/2017 3:00pm 04/22/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 23, 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.

04/23/2017 2:00pm 04/23/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 23, 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.

04/23/2017 3:00pm 04/23/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 25, 2017
8:00am5:00pm

Members on the Road

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Marfa, Texas
April 25–April 28, 2017

The name itself evokes images that seem far away from the modern world, a laid-back place to get away from the busy life, a place with none of the things that complicate life. There is an endless expanse of blue sky, stunning views into the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico and the Chinati mountains of Texas, and the remarkable stucco and white washed architecture of the town. Marfa is also the home of the internationally known contemporary art museum founded by minimalist artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Foundation. If you want to experience this extraordinary place, join us for a four day, three night trip that includes a visit to Fort Davis, star party at McDonald Observatory, Marfa Prada, art galleries and studios, sophisticated restaurants, and the mysterious Marfa Lights.

All inclusive tour price is $1095 per person. (Single supplement is $300.) This fee includes accommodations based on double occupancy, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; transportation by luxury motor coach; gratuities for guides and bus drivers; all sightseeing and admission charges; service charges, and taxes.

For reservations please contact Mary Lynn Sloane at 817.989.5063 or email marylynn.sloane@cartermuseum.org. This tour is not ADA accessible.

April 28, 201704/25/2017 8:00am 04/28/2017 5:00pm Members on the Road Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public

April 27, 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.

04/27/2017 2:00pm 04/27/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 27, 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.

04/27/2017 3:00pm 04/27/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 27, 2017
6:30pm7:30pm

Finding Valton Tyler

Gallery Talk

Kevin Vogel, president of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden and Fine Art Estate, will present a gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler. Vogel will talk about the Texas artist’s life and work, the museum’s limited-edition book on the exhibition, and the fascinating story of how the Vogel family nurtured Tyler and his art, saving both from obscurity.

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

04/27/2017 6:30pm 04/27/2017 7:30pm Finding Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 28, 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.

04/28/2017 2:00pm 04/28/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 28, 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.

04/28/2017 3:00pm 04/28/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
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
April 30, 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.

04/30/2017 2:00pm 04/30/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 30, 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.

04/30/2017 3:00pm 04/30/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public