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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: The First 50 Years

Can’t visit us? We’ll visit you–virtually!


The Amon Carter offers a variety of interdisciplinary, interactive distance learning programs that bring the museum to your classroom via webcam. Focusing on the collection, a museum educator engages teacher and student audiences in discussions and activities exploring art, culture, history, language arts, science, and more. These curriculum-based programs align with state and national standards. Programs offered may be modified according to grade level and curricular specifications. Special program requests are reviewed with three weeks’ notice. Programs last up to one hour, and serve up to thirty students at a time. A minimum of ten students is required.


*Programs are FREE for Texas schools and organizations, and cost $75 each for those outside the state of Texas.


Any program may be requested at your preferred date/time by contacting distancelearning@cartermuseum.org or (817)989-5032.


To view our scheduled programs go to Connect2Texas and select Amon Carter Museum of American Art from the program filter.

A Celebration of African-American Artists

Grades: 3-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


In 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.

American Immigrant Experiences

Grades: 4-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


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.

American Indian Depictions in Art

Grades: 4-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Analyze how artists have depicted American Indians throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examine paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper to explore various perspectives. Discussion will include identification of icons, stereotypes, representation, and more.

Art and Music

Grades: 1-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


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.

Art of the American West

Grades: 5-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Discover the ways artists have interpreted the western United States since the nineteenth century. Topics include westward expansion, Manifest Destiny, the transcontinental railroad, archetypal figures of the West, and more.

Artistic Adventures

Grades: 1-8

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Get students ready for summer adventures with this expedition into the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. Travel with us and explore locations near and far. Encounter the experiences, ideas, and places that inspired artists’ creative processes. Meet Carter Community Artists Christopher Blay and Arnoldo Hurtado, and learn about how their travels influence their art.

Beasts, Birds, and Bugs: The Art of Scientific Observation

Grades: 1-3

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


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 depicted by various artists.

Get a Piece of Pi Day (RECORDING)

Grades: 5-10

Cost: $25 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


RECORDING - This program is only available via recording. Once you have registered you will be emailed a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days. Please do not share the link with anyone that is not registered.


Celebrate Pi Day with an investigation of all things circular in American art. Explore the work of artists inspired by mathematics and understand the role of math in the preparation and execution of their works. Meet Carter Community Artist Arnoldo Hurtado and learn about his circular creations.

Planet Earth

Grades: 1-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


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.

Poetry and American Art

Grades: 1-8

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Identify elements of figurative language and flex creative writing muscles while reading and establishing connections between classic poems and American art. Select poems will be delivered to educators upon registration.

STEM to STEAM

Grades: 1-7

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Examine artworks, and explore how artists incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematic concepts and processes into their practice and precision.

The Snow Show

Grades: 1-5

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


Identify the scientific and mathematical intricacies of individual snowflakes while viewing and discussing how American artists have depicted the beauty and wonder of snow and ice.

Women in Art: A HERstory of Pioneering Female Artists

Grades: 1-12

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools only!)

Length: 50 minutes


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.

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