Amon Carter Museum of American Art Offers Free Summer Storytime Program

Release date: 
May 4, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the return of Storytime. This free public program for young children and their families is held every Wednesday, June 8–July 27, from 10:30–11:30 a.m., and brings the museum’s artworks to life through engaging children’s stories and related art activities.

“This summer, 24 children’s books, from new releases to old favorites Mom and Dad are sure to remember, will be read in the galleries and connected to artworks on display at the museum,” says Brady Sloane, public programs manager. “This combination of children’s literature, fine art and hands-on creativity is what makes Storytime a popular experience for children and adults alike.”

Storytime themes offer a variety of subjects to interest every child: America, birds, friendship, jungle animals, songs, Texas, trees and even eggs. Perfect attendance throughout the summer makes you eligible to win all the titles – 24 free books – read during Storytime. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the eight-week series.

Storytime dates and themes are: June 8–Tropical Expedition; June 15–Trusty Sidekicks; June 22–Giddy Up, Texas!; June 29–Stars and Stripes; July 6–Branching Out; July 13–Sing Along; July 20–Eggstatic About Art; July 27–A Little Bird Told Me. Details on the books being read each week may be found at cartermuseum.org/calendar.

Reservations are not required, but parents are encouraged to call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org for helpful instructions and parking information. Storytime is generously sponsored in part by Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2011 with outstanding exhibitions and public programs and is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Admission is always free.

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