Explore 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: