Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
“We had the same idea as a lot of people”, I thought to myself as we walked in to the lobby of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, crowded with young children and their caregivers. To the museum’s credit, which doesn’t require reservations or turn anyone away from the free event, they were very organized and prepared for the masses. We were handed a green card, and told to fill out a raffle ticket for each child to win the complete set of books read during storytime, with the winner to be announced at the end of the series. It turns out there were 3 color cards given out, and luckily our green was a smaller group. We soon went upstairs and began our rotation of 3 stations, where a different book was read. Each station is strategically set up next to a piece of art corresponding to the color of the day and after the story there is a quick, child oriented discussion of the work. On our visit, the color was yellow. Following storytime, we went downstairs for cookies, lemonade and to work on the craft they provide!
The books we enjoyed on our visit were;
|little blue and little yellow by Leo Lionni|
|Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert|
|Birch Trees, Georgia O’Keeffe 1925|
And we enjoyed a discussion about the following art by Georgia O’Keeffe. To read some about Georgia O’Keeffe, and her time spent living and working in West Texas, and how it inspired her, I suggest
Family Workshops are held once a month. For more information, please click HERE.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
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