March 23, 2021 — Join the Kimbell Art Museum for a bilingual story time that introduces young minds to the magic of storytelling and the different ways that art inspires us! Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros explores connections with featured children’s books and artworks from the Kimbell’s collection, with warm-up activities and related art projects. Presented in both English and Spanish by Kimbell educator Asami Robledo-Allen Yamamoto, this fun and interactive series promotes creativity, listening skills and language development. Sessions are broadcast on Facebook Live on select Tuesdays each month; no reservations required.
Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros is supported by the Nuestro Kimbell committee, which advises and helps shape the Kimbell's ongoing efforts to foster meaningful, inclusive and accessible museum experiences for all.
2021 SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family/El azul mas orgulloso: Una historia de Hijab y familia by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali; illustrated by Hatem Aly
Asiya’s hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. Co-authored by Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, this inspiring story about the first day of school explores new experiences and unbreakable family bonds.
Drawn Together/Juntos Dibujamos by Minh Lê; illustrated by Dan Santat
Sometimes words are not necessary to find common ground. This beautifully illustrated picture book explores what happens when art and storytelling bring people together.
Bunnybear/Conejitozo by Andrea J. Loney; illustrated by Carmen Saldaña
Bunnybear is a bear on the outside, but he feels like a bunny on the inside. This sweet story about friendship and acceptance celebrates the importance of staying true to oneself.
La Frontera: My Journey with Papa/La frontera: El viaje con papá by Alfredo Alva and Deborah Mills; illustrated by Claudia Navarro
Home is where the heart is. Snuggle up with a loved one for this true story about a family’s journey and the challenges they overcame together.
When Sadness Is at Your Door/Cuando la tristeza llega a tu puerta illustrated and written by Eva Eland
Feeling blue? It’s OK to not be OK. This thoughtful book gives a shape and face to a sometimes-scary emotion and offers different ways to navigate new feelings.
All dates and details are subject to change.
ABOUT THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.
The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.
Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.
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