Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: The First 50 Years

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers a variety of interdisciplinary, activity-based student programs based on Texas and national teaching standards, featuring topics such as art museum careers, exploring biomes through photography, cowboys, painters and place, African-American history, reading comprehension strategies, and creative writing. Most of the videoconferences originate from our gallery space using original works of art.

Arts-for-All Scholarships are available

In keeping with the Amon Carter’s mission to serve an educational role and to fulfill the wish of the museum’s founder, Amon G. Carter Sr., to have fine American art freely accessible to all, our scholarship program provides funding for select schools to receive free videoconferences. A limited number of interactive videoconferences and associated materials will be provided at no cost to eligible schools nationwide that have reciprocal equipment but do not have program funding.

Any program may be requested at your preferred date/time by contacting or 817.989.5038.

To view the full line-up go to Connect2Texas and select Amon Carter Museum.

Harvest Art

Grades: 2nd - 6th

Cost: $40 in October

Length: 50 minutes

Visit the galleries of a premier American art museum and discover why farmers have sometimes been referred to as pattern-makers. Sketch and discuss the artistic qualities and geometric designs of plowed fields, stacked produce, and towering grain elevators. During the lesson, students will be introduced to the regionalist art movement and will have the opportunity to make decisions and solve both social and mathematical problems. As a follow up to the program, each participating class will receive materials and instructions electronically to create a farm web that incorporates concepts associated with free enterprise.

Image Credit:

Grant Wood (1891-1942)

Fertility, 1939


How to Make an Artist

Grades: PreK - 2nd

Cost: $40 in November

Length: 50 minutes

Students are introduced to artists and their work through picture-book biographies and discussion. During this program which makes strong connections between language arts and visual art, students create art in the style of Frederic Remington and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Images of American Indians

Grades: 3rd - 5th

Cost: $40 in November

Length: 50 minutes

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art holds some of the most beautiful and important paintings, photographs, and sculpture depicting Plains Indians created by nineteenth-century artists. In addition to developing an appreciation for fine art while learning more about the history and culture of American Indians, this program develops students’ critical thinking skills.

Image Credit:

John Quincey Adams Ward (1830-1910)

The Indian Hunter 1957-59


The Snow Show

Grades: K - 6th

Cost: $40 in December

Length: 1 Hour

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Is it really true that no two snowflakes are alike? Students investigate the math and science of the individual snowflakes while viewing and discussing how American artists have depicted the beauty and wonder of snow and ice. Students also learn to create delicate six-pointed snowflakes.

Image Credit:

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

The Fall of the Cowboy, 1895

Oil on Canvas

Say It Like You See It

Grades: 3rd - 9th

Cost: $40 in December

Length: 50 minutes

Since descriptive writing is the art of writing to describe, why not give your students an experience with fine art to enliven your creative writing program? Using paintings from the collection of American art at the Amon Carter Museum, students will practice the art of “showing” the reader the object—describing it in such a way as to paint it with words. Through writing and sharing activities, students will practice describing objects, people, places and events using vivid, active vocabulary. The labels which accompany works of art will be sited as examples of strong descriptive writing, as well as an example of a practical language arts application

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