Black History Month to be Celebrated at February Target Family Fun Day at the Amon Carter Museum

Release date: 
January 29, 2008

The Amon Carter Museum invites everyone to celebrate Black History Month on Sunday, February 10, at a special Target Family Fun Day, Together We Dream. These free family friendly days are held the second Sunday of every month.

Celebrated actress Sheran Goodspeed Keyton will read from a selection of books about Black History Month, plus children can participate in all kinds of activities in the galleries, like making paper bead “dream” jewelry, self-portraits, a photography/journal project, and modeling clay sculptures. They will also receive a special gallery guide directing them to works by African-American artists, including Martin Luther King (ink and ink wash on paper, 1965) by Ben Shahn (1898–1969) and The Negro Looks Ahead (bronze, 1940, cast 1986) by Richmond Barthé (1901–1989).

“Target Family Fun Days inspire children and adults to think creatively about the world around them and to share their ideas and experiences with each other,” said Nora Christie Puckett, public programs manager at the Carter. “Activities such as storytelling and interacting with historical interpreters and children’s book authors, along with creating puppets, self-portraits, travel journals and comic books, have been big hits in the past. This month’s family day promises to be just as much fun.”

At the Amon Carter Museum, visitors learn about this country’s fascinating social and cultural history through great works of American art.

Admission to the Amon Carter Museum is always free.