The National Art Education Association's annual conference starts Thursday in Fort Worth and we're thrilled to have our colleagues come to Cowtown to collaborate on art education topics.
We invite all of our NAEA friends to come on over to the Amon Carter and stop into the bookstore for a welcome bag (just show them your conference badge) and our best wishes for a great conference!
November 30th marks some milestones in music history:
Dick Clark was born on this date in 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was released 30 years ago today. (How is that possible?)
Pink Floyd debuted "The Wall" 33 years ago. Everyone go home, cue up "The Wizard of Oz" and enjoy!
William Henry Johnson (1901-1970)
Street Musicians, ca. 1942-1943
Modified screen print
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Tell your teacher friends to head over to the Cultural District tonight from 4:00 until 7:00 for the Evening for Educators in the Cultural District, our annual open house celebrating teachers throughout the metroplex. All of the museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District will be open and free to teachers so come on down, learn about museum programs that will enrich your teaching experience, and see some great art. (There's food and take-aways too!)
Museum staff are available to inform you about educator programs and share ideas.
Take a look at museum collections and find out how you can share them with your students.
Meet your friends and make it a night out to remember in the Fort Worth Cultural District!
Recent posts from the folks at Good have offered some great ideas for contributing your talents to your neighbors and the world. This post, which urges folks to create or appreciate art, really hit close to home. Readers who don't consider themselves artistic (like me) can find lots of options and ideas to get involved with art by just scrolling through the poll offered at the bottom. How considerate of them for putting the suggestion to visit a museum or gallery at the top of the list! I'm heading up to galleries to look at this lovely work right now.
Alexander Stirling Calder (1870–1945)
An American Stoic, 1912
Recently an area teacher borrowed materials from the Teaching Resource Center on artist Joseph Albers to help her students understand the effects different colors have on each other. Elizabeth was kind enough to share pictures of the recent art exhibition at Wedgwood Academy as well as photos of some of the artists and their work.
Many thanks to Elizabeth Morand and her students for sharing their art and inspiring us all.
During the month of December in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic first flight. Only 83 years later, again in December, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling and landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. ~Wilbur Wright
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), [View of Mountain from Airplane]. 1920-1950, gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist, P1979.102.39
Howard Cook (1901-1980), Airplane, 1931, wood engraving, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1985.271
Happy holiday travels. Enjoy the scenery!