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Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips for art in the time of social distancing. Click above to hear the Amon Carter’s Kimberly Daniell share her tips on what to enjoy there with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala. 

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art re-opened on June 19 with a slew of new safety protocols to ensure a safe and healthy environment inside the museum. The museum limits capacity, requires masks, enforces social distancing, and increases cleaning.

Right now at the Carter, The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion is on view until July 5. The exhibition features the past, as Dion recreates the findings of several 19th-century explorers in Texas, collecting materials to form a site-specific exhibition you can see only at the Carter.

The Amon Carter is newly re-opened for in-person visits

From August 18 to November 1, the Carter will display Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, which offers the first-ever in-depth examination of the photographic phenomenon of cabinet cards, a style of photograph which was used widely for portraits after 1870.

Image courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Although the Carter is open for in-person visits, it’s still providing virtual programming for those at home. Cooped Up with the Carter is an instructional video series featuring videos on cooking, exhibition tours, drawing, crafting, storytime and more. These videos are made for art-lovers of all ages and are free to watch on YouTube.

Image courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

The Carter is also offering a collection free Zoom backgrounds of various art called Zoom Into Art! and a program called Masterpiece Memories highlighting vintage footage from their vaults that show untold stories about the iconic works from the Carter’s collections.

Image courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Starting in July, the Carter will host Art Tales, a free weekly storytime on Facebook every Wednesday morning in connection with an artwork in the collection. After the story, there is an art project using art materials that most already have at home.

To keep up with the Carter’s programming and upcoming events, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. For more information about these exhibitions, head to the Amon Carter’s website.

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