Events

April 21, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club

Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–7

Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury by Virginia Lee Burton

Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.–noon

Back by popular demand! Prior to their museum visit, students should read all four selections from Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury. Little Readers will delight in these classic, heartwarming stories about friendship, change, and courage. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers will help students connect the characters and illustrations to artworks from the museum’s collection using carefully crafted questioning strategies. Students will conclude the Little Readers Book Club by making their own art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $8 for children of members and $11 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email .


Students will be divided into groups by age.** Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program.

Download registration form.

Book Club Options
04/21/2017 10:00am 04/21/2017 12:00pm Little Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club

Recommended for homeschool students ages 8–11

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.–noon

Prior to their museum visit, students should read The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall. Ready Readers will become acquainted with the Penderwick sisters and the rest of the humorous crew (including their protective dog, Hound). At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers will help students make connections between the characters, the lessons learned, the problems solved, and the museum’s collection. Students conclude the Ready Readers Book Club by making their own art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $8 for children of members and $11 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5013 or email .

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program.

Download registration form.

Book Club Options
04/21/2017 10:00am 04/21/2017 12:00pm Ready Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 2017
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Tour

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

04/21/2017 2:00pm 04/21/2017 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 21, 2017
3:00pm4:00pm

Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler

Special Exhibition Tour

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided tour of Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler. For more than forty years, Texas artist Valton Tyler (b. 1944) has depicted unparalleled worlds from his imagination. His captivating artworks feature unique interplays of identifiable, organic, mechanistic, and surreal shapes, which often rise from mountain, desert, or arctic landscapes. One of the only etching series he ever created, along with graphite drawings and large-scale paintings, are brought together for the first time in this rare exhibition of a local talent whose work defies artistic categorization.

04/21/2017 3:00pm 04/21/2017 4:00pm Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public