Art Wonders

One of the things I love most about my job is getting to see students of all ages connect to works of art in ways that I never imagined.

Take a moment to read a few of the wonderful poems that were created by first and second-grade students from Palo Pinto Elementary School during their recent visit to the museum.

Frederic S. Remington (1861–1909)
A Dash for the Timber, 1889
Oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Motion Poems based on Dash

Hear the wind, hear the cries
Thunder stomping! Hear the guns
Stop and watch this scene
Think of being there
What would it feel like?

Run Run very fast!
Run away to the woods and away from the Indians.
Jump! Run! Gallop away.
I hear gun shots and screaming
Ya! Ya!
Save me!
Dust in my eyes! Help me!

An Acrostic Poem Inspired by Barbara Crane’s Photographs
Icy white
High up
Tree branches

Then read about a public art project that was inspired by the Travis Elementary School art students’ visit to the Carter last fall.