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AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

A Celebration of African-American Artists

A Celebration of African-American Artists (grades 3–12) History, Social Studies, Visual ArtsIn honor of Black History Month, explore the Amon Carter’s collection to learn about the invaluable contributions of African-American artists in art history. Experience the work of artists using a variety of media across time periods and geography. Meet Carter Community Artists Christopher Blay and Lauren Cross, who are contributing to the lively art scene in Texas today.

Request this program   $75.00


American Immigrant Experience

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

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American Immigrant Experience

Explore works of art by artists who immigrated to the United States. Learn about their stories and how the experience of immigrating influenced their art. Students will analyze connections between artists’ lives and their creations, through paintings, photography, and works on paper from a variety of time periods and perspectives.

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American Impressionism

By viewing and discussing artworks by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and others, students discover how the advent of American Impressionism was more than just an imitation of the impressionist movement in France. The basic tenets of Impressionism, as well as the historical and cultural influences of the time, are discussed in this program.

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Art and Music

From opera to jazz, activate the senses while discovering a range of artists inspired by the culture, beats, melodies, and rhythms of music since the nineteenth century.

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Harlem Renaissance

Using artwork by African American artists from the Carter’s permanent collection this program will explore the major themes of the Harlem Renaissance, which include music, dance, literature, folk culture, and religion. Participants will discuss works by William Henry Johnson, Charles Alston, and Jacob Lawrence, among others, and learn how to integrate African American art into the curriculum for this important part of American history. $10 per viewer 2 hours.

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Let Freedom Ring

Investigate works illustrating the concepts of personal freedom and the struggle for equality. Participants discuss and put in historical perspective works from the late Harlem Renaissance and civil rights eras, including two portraits of Martin Luther King Jr. and a Jacob Lawrence print depicting a protest march. Both content and the artistic process (printmaking) are explored. The program concludes with a printmaking activity.

Request this program   $40.00


Planet Earth

Tour the planet through our collection. Discover how artists have played a role in conservation efforts while highlighting the world’s beauty. Meet Carter Community Artist Diane Durant and hear about her work capturing scenes across the United States.

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So You Think You Saw What Happened

During this art-based interactive videoconference with connections to forensic science, participants will take a gallery tour; view, sketch, discuss, and record details in American masterpieces; and solve mysteries within the art.

Request this program   $80.00


Through the Lens of Erwin E. Smith

Experience the lifestyle of a cowboy through the photographs of Texas-born Erwin E. Smith, and paintings and sculpture by western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. These primary sources tell the story of the American cowboy during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. This program is made possible by a grant from the Erwin E. Smith Foundation.

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Women in Art: A HERstory of Pioneering Female Artists

Examine work by pioneering women in American art. Discover artists who led the way in diverse media, broke stylistic ground, and left their mark on the art world. Meet Carter Community Artists Lauren Cross and Diane Durant, two Texas artists and educators.

Request this program   $75.00