First Stage Production and Museum Tour


First Stage Production of Tomás and the Library Lady and Docent-Guided Tour at the Museum
Grades K-6
March 5, 2010 | 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Attend a First Stage Children’s Theater’s theatrical performance of Tomas and the Library Lady, and then discover related artworks through a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s Collection. Both the performance and tour take place at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

In Tomás and the Library Lady, Tomás, a migrant boy unable to read English, is terrified of school. When his family heads North for the harvest, he finds a refuge that may help ease his fears - the library. The compassionate Library Lady introduces Tomás to the fun and magic found in the pages of a good book. After the performance, take a trip through the galleries of the Milwaukee Art Museum and explore how artists tell stories through paintings and sculptures.

This school tour program is 2 hours in length. Students first attend the theatrical performance, which includes a talk-back session, and then participate in a docent-guided tour in the galleries. The special program fee is $7 per student and chaperone, which includes Museum admission. Call the Milwaukee Art Museum at 414-224-3842 to reserve seats for your school group and to schedule your docent-guided tour. Limited seating available.