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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.


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

Art, Music, and Movement

Grades: 1-5

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.

Artist Stories: American Immigrant Experiences

Grades: 4-8

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.

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.

Careers in an Art Museum: Interpretation and Access Programs (Recording)

Grades: 6-12

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.


Learn about the exciting careers of museum professionals. Hear about the experience and education needed to become a part of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art team, all while getting a peek at the inner workings of the museum.

Careers in an Art Museum: Library and Archives (Recording)

Grades: 6-12

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.


Learn about the exciting careers of museum professionals. Hear about the experience and education needed to become a part of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art team, all while getting a peek at the inner workings of the museum.

Engineering Art

Grades: 4-8

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

Length: 50 minutes


Examine artworks and explore how artists incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts and processes into their work.

Full STEAM Ahead In Art Exploration

Grades: 1-3

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.

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.

Hispanic Heritage

Grades: 1-12

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

Length: 50 minutes


In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, celebrate the life and art of Hispanic artists in the Amon Carter’s collection and the Fort Worth community. Navigate through the skeletal prints of José Guadalupe Posada, the contemporary photography of Anthony Hernandez, a colorful installation by Gabriel Dawe, and works by painter and print-maker Rufino Tamayo. Also, learn about the artwork and life of a local artist in the Fort Worth community.

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.

The Eerie and Unusual (Recording)

Grades: 5-12

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

Length: 50 minutes


This program is only available during the month of October.


RECORDING - This program is not live. Recording available upon registration. You will be sent a link to access the recording. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.


Creep into the Library and Archives at the Amon Carter to view illustrated texts, including Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Uncover chilling nineteenth-century cultural norms while lurking though spirit photographs, “sleeping beauties,” and eerie artifacts while hearing stories from Amon Carter archivist and historian Jon Frembling.

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.

Who Tells Your Story? Depictions Of American Indians In Art

Grades: 4-8

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

Length: 50 minutes


This program is available by request during the month of November.


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.

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