Amon Carter Museum of American Art Presents Free Family Fun Week During Spring Break

Release date: 
January 29, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the return of Family Fun Week. This free public program for children and their families is held during the week of spring break, Tuesday, March 11–Friday, March 14, from 10:30 a.m.–noon, and brings the museum’s collection to life though art exploration and art-making activities.

The Natural World in Art is the theme of this year’s Family Fun Week,” says Jessica Kennedy, public programs manager. “Families will discover works of art at the Amon Carter related to rock and land formations, the movement of wind, water, and heat and fire.”

Family Fun Week is an informal program designed to bring families together to engage in conversations about American art and artists. The museum’s educators will be stationed in the galleries to interact with families and help make connections between artworks and the natural element featured that day. During Family Fun Week, the atrium is filled with art materials so that children and adults can get creative. Cookies and lemonade are provided.

Family Fun Week is also a great opportunity for patrons who are enrolled in the museum’s Family Loyalty Program to earn a punch each day simply by visiting. This rewards program is free to join and encourages families to frequent the museum by offering prizes and special museum experiences.

Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org for helpful information and parking tips or to learn more about the Family Loyalty Program. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon–5 p.m. Admission is always free.

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