two children and an adult reading a book in the galleries.

Story Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art, 2023; photo: Sean Eaton

Story Saturday: Growing an Artist: Farmhouse

Bruce Galleries

Join us in the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Decorative Arts and Design galleries for an in-person story time with curatorial assistant Alyssa Velazquez! This month we'll be reading Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall followed by a making activity for children 12 and under led by teaching artist Jena Schieb.

This reading is made possible by Little Brown Books for Young Readers. To purchase past and present Story Saturday titles, checkout Carnegie Museum of Art Museum Store's online reading section.

About the Book
Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse. Step inside and meet the twelve children born and raised in this lovely farmhouse. See where they learned to crawl, then walk, and were measured with marks over the years. Watch as the children grow up and head off to lead their lives, each eventually leaving till the house is abandoned. And, then, discover the joy of the author and artist finding the old house and bringing it back to live through their art. Farmhouse is based on a real family and actual farmhouse where two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall salvaged facts and artifacts for the making of this spectacular book, overflowing with love and joy.

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