Explore Art from Home

When you can't visit the museum, explore these art resources to enjoy great art from home!

Read Together

Stop by your local library or bookstore and check out the following books that look at art and museums in different ways:

  • Blizzard, Gladys S. Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children. Charlottesville: Thomasson-Grant, 1990.
  • Blizzard, Gladys S. Come Look with Me: Art in Early America. Watertown: Charlesbridge, 2006.
  • Clayton, Elaine. Ella’s Trip to the Museum. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996.
  • dePaola, Tomie. The Art Lesson. New York: The Putnam & Grosset Group, 1989.
  • Glenn, Patricia Brown. Discover America’s Favorite Architects. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
  • Hooper, Meredith and Alan Curless. Dog’s Night. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 2000.
  • Hurd, Thacher. Art Dog. New York: HarperTrophy, 1996.
  • Lionni, Leo. Matthew’s Dream. New York: Dragonfly Books, 1991.
  • McDonnell, Patrick. Art. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
  • McPhail, David. Drawing Lessons from a Bear. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2000.
  • Sullivan, Charles, ed. Imaginary Gardens, American Poetry and Art for Young People. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Take a closer look at some of the artists in the Amon Carter’s collection by reading these fun biographies and then looking up the artists’ work on our website:

  • Benke, Britta. Georgia O’Keeffe: The Artist in the Desert. New York: Prestel Publishing, 2006.
  • Davies, Jacqueline. The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
  • Duggleby, John. Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995.
  • Duggleby, John. Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.
  • Giesecke, Ernestine. The Life and Work of Frederic Remington. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2000.
  • Leach, Deba Foxley. Grant Wood: The Artist in the Hayloft. New York: Prestel Publishing, 2005.
  • Stephens, Pamela Geiger. Dropping in on Grant Wood. Glenview: Crystal Productions, 2005.
  • Venezia, Mike. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Alexander Calder. New York: Children’s Press, 1998.
  • Venezia, Mike. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Frederic Remington. New York: Children’s Press, 2003.
  • Venezia, Mike. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Mary Cassatt. New York: Children’s Press, 1990.
  • Venezia, Mike. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Winslow Homer. New York: Children’s Press, 2004.

Websites

These websites have interactive activities that both kids and adults can enjoy: