AMOA-Arthouse Presents Its June Story Series for Families at the Jones Center
AMOA-Arthouse Presents Its
June Story Series for Families at the Jones Center
AUSTIN, TX--May 30, 2013--This summer at the Jones Center, AMOA-Arthouse is thrilled to roll out a special June Story Series, designed to engage children each Sunday afternoon with the exhibitions in the galleries. This new educational offering will inspire kids to learn about contemporary art through an approachable lens: imagination.
"In the past, we've visited local libraries to combine storytelling and art, and received great feedback from that program," explains Associate Educator of Family and Community Programs Abby Mechling. "I was inspired to flip that dynamic around, hoping to find a way to welcome our youngest audience to the Jones Center and all that our downtown site offers this summer. By reading books related to themes like food, shapes, and architecture in front of works of art exploring these same ideas, we create an entertaining and fun way for families to connect to the art on view."
In the span of thirty minutes, professional storytellers will guide families through Pinaree Sanpitak's installation Temporary Insanity and Seher Shah's exhibition Constructed Landscapes while reading from thematically related children's books. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure spots, as space is limited.
WHERE: The Jones Center // 700 Congress Avenue
WHEN: 5 Sundays in June // 1-1:30pm
HOW: Free with museum admission
WHO: Recommended for ages 8 and under
Roberto, The Insect Architect by Nina Laden
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Dinosaur Roar by Paul Stickland
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Bridges
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
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