Storytime Begins June 12 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Tracy Greene
Public Information Officer
817.989.5067

Jessica Poole
Public Information Coordinator
817.989.5065

Release date: 
March 18, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites families with young children to participate in this summer’s free Storytime series, held every Wednesday, June 12 through July 31, from 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Storytime uses beloved children’s books to make connections with artworks in the Amon Carter’s collection. This summer’s series features shapes; weekly themes include: June 12—Silly Circles; June 19—Super Squares; June 26—Tremendous Triangles; July 3—Stellar Stars; July 10—Happy Hexagons; July 17—Outgoing Ovals; July 24—Radical Rectangles; and July 31—Peppy Polygons.

“There is something for every child at Storytime,” says Jessica Kennedy, public programs manager. “Books, art making, and, of course, cookies and lemonade, all make for a fun morning of exploration at the museum.” During each Storytime, participating children will be registered to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held at the end of each program; those chosen do not need to be present to win.

Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org for helpful information and parking tips. The Storytime program is best for families with children ages eight and under and their adult companions. The Amon Carter offers a customized experience for summer school and daycare groups on a different day. Please call 817.989.5036 or email schooltours@cartermuseum.org for more information.

Due to increased parking fees at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Amon Carter will no longer be able to validate parking during the museum’s public programs. Parking information may be found online at http://www.cartermuseum.org/visit.
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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