Summer Family Film Series: Magnificent Homespun Brown

Online Program

Stream film at leisure ALL summer long

Participate in virtual activity June 24, 2021 at 10:00am

Experience a cheerful visual poem of belonging and self-worth, then build on the film with a fun activity.


Event Details

The Bullock Museum is pleased to present the sixth annual Summer Family Film Series--virtual edition. 

Watch an iconographic video presentation of Samara Cole Doyon’s book, Magnificent Homespun Brown at your leisure via the Austin Public Library’s streaming service partner. If you’re looking for connecting books to indulge in, look no further than this list, specially curated by Austin Public Library's Youth Engagement Staff.

What special person, place, or memory makes you feel like you belong? Using that as inspiration, let's create beautiful pen drawings and wash them in watercolor in the same style of Kaylani Juanita's gorgeous Magnificent Homespun Brown illustrations. Let's celebrate all the treasures, places, and people you love that make you, uniquely you! Inspiration for this program comes from the Bullock Museum's current exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

Program is FREE to the public.

Activity materials:

  • Watercolor paper or construction paper
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush
  • Pen
  • Pencil

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Film Credits

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 6+
Director: Andy T. Jones
Writers: Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita
Runtime: 11 min
Genre: Fiction
Release Year: 2020

Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree.

Austin Public Library Helpful Info

APL+: APL+ welcomes you to explore fun videos on a variety of topics specially created for you by Library staff! Singalongs, puppet shows, recipe ideas, we've got it all!

Summer Reading Program page: The Library's Summer Program, Tales and Tails, is built around the idea that kids learn best when they are having fun! Check out this series of programs, activities, and learning experiences which focus on youth interests to maximize summer fun and learning!

How to get a card: Need to get an Austin Public Library card? Apply for a new card or renew your card today! Call the Library at (512) 974-7400 with any questions

About Film & Family Programs

Film programs at the Bullock Museum seek to connect the public with filmmakers and their art that you won't find just anywhere. From Texas-specific titles to films from around the globe, these programs will open-up a world of stories and culture for visitors. The Bullock Museum is committed to sharing the work of filmmakers of all backgrounds and identities.

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. 

Zoom Information

This online program has automated closed captioning.

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream.

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow was organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Local support provided by Jeanne and Michael L. Klein.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.