For Educators

Regardless of what discipline or grade level you teach, discover ways to make cross-curricular connections through the Carter, whether at the Museum or in your classroom.

To stay up to date about upcoming opportunities and offerings, sign up for our Tailored for Teachers newsletter.


Bring Your Students to the Carter

Join us for a tour! Tours can be self-guided or led by one of our Gallery Teachers, who utilize question-based teaching strategies to engage students in discussions about works of art. Free for students and their chaperones, but reservations are required.

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Carter in the Classroom

The Carter offers a variety of educational experiences designed to bring the Museum to your classroom! Explore art from the collection with a Carter educator and discover the connections to art, culture, history, language arts, and science.

Request a visit!

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Virtual Visits at the Carter

Can't visit us? Let's connect virtually! The Carter offers a variety of interdisciplinary, interactive programs that bring the Museum to your classroom. Explore the collection with a Museum educator leading discussions and activities related to art, culture, history, language arts, and science. We also offer monthly specials that highlight history months, holidays, and the seasons.

Learn more and register by visiting Connect2Texas and filtering by “Amon Carter Museum of American Art.” If you have questions, contact us by email or call 817.989.5011.

  • Investigate ways artists have used scientific observation to represent the world around them. Through close looking, data collection, and hypothesizing, students will describe, identify, and classify creatures and their habitats as depicted by American artists.

  • Identify elements of figurative language and flex creative writing muscles while reading and establishing connections between classic poems and American art.

  • Discover works of art by artists who immigrated to the United States. Learn about their stories and how the experience of immigrating influenced their art.

  • Visit the museum virtually and learn how artists use math, science, and engineering as creative fuel for their process.

  • Examine artworks and explore how artists incorporate science, technology, engineering and math concepts and processes into their artwork.

  • From opera to modern dance, activate the senses while discovering a range of artists inspired by the culture, beats, melodies, and rhythms of America.

  • Learn about the exciting careers of museum professionals, while getting a peek at the inner workings of the Carter. This program is not live. Recording available upon registration.

Educator Resources

Check out our collection online to find images and information about our art. Explore our educator resources, including Essential Questions, Questioning Strategies, and Suggested Activities for all grade levels.

The Carter’s programs for students and teachers are supported in part by grants from the Lowe Foundation, The Morris Foundation, and Texas Commission on the Arts.