Take a break from the Texas heat and join the Modern and Lone Star Film Society for Modern Kids—Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.
Make a full day of creative activities at the Modern. Beautiful sketchbooks for children of all ages are free at the front desk—the perfect partner to the films in this Summer Flicks Series.
Admission is free and open to the public. Films are shown in the Modern’s auditorium, and seating is limited to the first 250 guests.
10:30–11 am (Ages 3-7)
See a selection of animated films that celebrate much loved storybook classics. After the films, attendees will receive an interactive workbook which will grant them free access to the Modern's galleries and give them the opportunity to participate in an interactive daily activity.
This Is Not My Hat (5 min), Where the Wild Things Are (7 min), Lucky Ducklings (9min), How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (8 min)
This Is Not My Hat: When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind! Visual humor swims to the fore as the bestselling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan funny tale.
Where the Wild Things Are: Max is the hero of this beloved children’s classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.
Lucky Ducklings: A true story about a mama duck and her five ducklings that had to be rescued from the town storm drain during an early morning walk. How three firemen and a pickup truck rushed to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again. This delightful new classic has an inspiring environmental message.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?: Few words pack a lot of punch in this delightful story about bedtime rituals. There will be no pouting or shouting or moping or moaning when the lights go out because dinosaur kids everywhere will want to see this production again and again.