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.
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
Dust in my eyes! Help me!
An Acrostic Poem Inspired by Barbara Crane’s Photographs
John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910)
The Freedman, 1863
Join us in celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday by attending this evening’s special Gallery Talk Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. During the discussion, Dr. Steven Woodworth, professor of history, Texas Christian University, and Rebecca Lawton, curator of paintings and sculpture, Amon Carter Museum, will talk about the Emancipation Proclamation and how it relates to the museum’s landmark sculpture The Freedman (1863) by John Quincy Adams Ward.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
An eagle-eyed curator just alerted me that a reproduction of the Carter's painting Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay guest starred in last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live! See for yourself - the picture shows up around the 31-second mark and makes several more appearances throughout the sketch.
For reference, here is the image in its entirety:
Thanks to Jane for the tip!
The Carter's painting, A Cloudy Day, Bluebonnets near San Antonio, Texas, by Texan impressionist Julian Onderdonk is now at the Stark Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist (previously).
Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, the show is at its third and final venue in Orange, Texas through May 24.
Love is in the air everywhere this weekend, and so it seems like a good time to share the results of a punny game that intern Kristina Hilliard and I played last summer. The objective was to come up with lines that an art-fan could use on works in the Carter’s collection. I wish I had written our ideas down at the time, because this is all I can remember now. Feel free to share you ideas too.
They really broke the mold when they made you.
Hang around here often?
What’s your sign?
Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?
You look beautiful today, just like every other day.
You are like a dictionary, because you add meaning to my life.
Want to impress a classy lady? Take her to the gun show. Courtesy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy