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Amon Carter Museum of American Art News, Exhibitions

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces the Expansion of the Museum’s Curatorial Department with the Addition of Two New Positions

Kristen Gaylord Joins the Museum as the Assistant Curator of Photographs and

Spencer Wigmore is Appointed Assistant Curator of Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced the addition of two new curatorial positions appointed to Kristen Gaylord, Assistant Curator of Photographs, and Spencer Wigmore, Assistant Curator of Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper. Under the direction of Brett Abbott, the museum’s Director of Collection and Exhibitions, Gaylord and Wigmore will assist with initiatives aimed at caring for and presenting the works of art in the museum’s collection from their respective areas of focus through research, conservation, development and contribution to publications, and organization of exhibitions.

Hedda Sterne (1910–2011)
Untitled (Metaphores and Metamorphoses VIII), 1967
Lithograph
© 2018 The Hedda Sterne Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibitions

Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations Through January 27, 2019

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions Through October 7, 2018

The Theatrical Wild West Through October 7, 2018

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas Through November 18

 

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions, Lectures, Events

Jan Staller (b. 1952)
Still from SAVED, 2013
Single-channel video
Courtesy of the artist

Jan Staller: CYCLE & SAVED

Through August 19

These two short videos by New York photographer-videographer Jan Staller reflect on a potent contradiction of contemporary material life. Where CYCLE revels in the powerful abstracting of paper traveling at high speed down a conveyor belt on its first step to being recycled, SAVED is a playful celebration of hundreds of small tools and toys accumulated over the years by the artist. 

Together these videos ask us to reflect on what we choose to keep and what we throw away.

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

Through June 17

Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows 

Through July 22

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas

Through November 18

Lectures and Talks

A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors

May 31, 2018, 6:30 pm

 

Lecture: Who is Dave Heath?

June 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

 

Films + Performances

 

Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias

May 24, 2018, 6:00 pm 

 

Sunset Cinema: Homeward Bound

July 12, 2018, 6:00 pm

 

Interactive Programs

 

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

May 24, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

July 19, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sep 20, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

 

Crafting from the Collection

June 2, 2018, 10:30 am

 

Book Club: Reconstructing Amelia

June 7, 2018, 6:00 pm

 

Trivia Night

June 18, 2018, 6:00 pm

 

Visit the Amon Carter museum website for more information and to register for programs online.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

William Zorach (1887–1966)
The Artist’s Daughter, 1930
Marble
© Reproduced with permission of the Zorach Collection, LLC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Tessim Zorach, 1968.25, image courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

FEATURED EXHIBITION
A New American Sculpture 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach
Through May 13

 
ALSO ON VIEW
In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar
Through June 17
Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows
Through July 22
Jan Staller: CYCLE & SAVED
Through August 19
Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas
Through November 18
 
LECTURES + TALKS
Artist Lecture: James Surls
March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture and Book Signing: Rania Matar
April 28, 10:30 a.m.
 
INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
Yoga in the Galleries*
April 3, 10, 17, 7 a.m.
April 5, 12, 19, 5:30 p.m.
 
*Register online at cartermuseum.org/calendar
FAMILY PROGRAM
Spring Break at the Amon Carter
March 13–16, 1–3 p.m.
Ages 10 to 16
Visit the Amon Carter museum website for more information.

TCU School of Art Announcements

Babette Bohn Receives National Gallery Fellowship

Dr. Babette Bohn will be a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. for the full 2017-18 academic year. She will be working on her book, Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna. 

 
Bohn was also selected to give the Samuel H. Kress-endowed lectureship for the Italian Art Society in June 2017 in Bologna. Her lecture, drawn from her book-in-process, was entitled, “Il fenomeno bolognese” rivisto: Donne artiste a Bologna tra Quattrocento e Settecento.

Mark Thistlethwaite Teaches Course in Conjunction with Amon Carter Exhibition

Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History TCU School of Art, is teaching a semester-long TCU art history course–“Americans Outdoors”–at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in conjunction with the exhibition “Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art” (opening October 7). The course includes a public lecture on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

For titles of these lectures and further information, see the ACMAA website.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibition and Lectures

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

October 7, 2017–January 7, 2018

George Bellows (1882-1925); The Fisherman; 1917; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 2016.9

 

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. These aesthetically rich and culturally important works play an influential role in the history of American art.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, is presenting a free lecture series called Americans Outdoors to consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments. The lectures are every Wednesday through November 29 (except Thanksgiving week) and held at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) Charles Jourdan, 1978, 1978 C-Print on Fujiflex paper © The Guy Bourdin Estate 2017 / Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery

Guy Bourdin (1928–1991)
Charles Jourdan, 1978, 1978
C-Print on Fujiflex paper
© The Guy Bourdin Estate 2017 / Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery

 

Special Exhibition:

 

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
June 3–September 3, 2017


The Polaroid Project
surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science and technology during the second-half of the 20th century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades. Organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, The Polaroid Project displays a variety of image sizes and formats produced over the years and the rich legacy of technological and artistic experimentation that the company enabled prior to its obsolescence.

 

Events:

Artist Talk with Gabriel Dawe and curator Maggie Adler

April 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

They will discuss his artwork, process, inspiration, and the installation of Plexus no. 34.

 

Gallery Talk with Kevin Vogel
April 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

President of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden and Fine Art Estate will present a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler. Vogel will talk about the Texas artist’s life and work, the museum’s limited-edition book on the exhibition, and the fascinating story of how the Vogel family nurtured Tyler and his art, saving both from obscurity.

 

Artist Talk with Ellen Carey
June 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the special exhibition The Polaroid Project, artist Ellen Carey will discuss her experimental work with Polaroid from the 1970s to the present. Her lecture will address a range of her images, including her earliest “selfies” to her breakthrough, abstract Pulls that use the large format Polaroid 20-by-24-inch camera and are included in the exhibition.

 

Party on the Porch

September 23, 6–10 p.m.
Music, food, and art festival

 

Also on View:

 

Between the Lines: Gego as Printmaker

Through August 6, 2017
From zigzags and curves to diagonals and scribbles, this small exhibition of prints by abstract artist Gego (1912–1994) celebrates the vibrant diversity of line. While primarily known as a kinetic sculptor, Gego explored the printing process’s potential for creating intricate linear patterns while working at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1966.

Drawn from the Amon Carter’s collection, these richly saturated lithographs reflect Gego’s interest in the intersection between line and space. Her choice of dramatic blacks and reds, contrasted with the lightly colored paper sheet, highlights the images generated by negative space, or what Gego called, “the nothing between the lines.”

 

Avedon in Texas: Selections from In the American West
Through July 2, 2017

When renowned New York City fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) agreed in late 1978 to take on a commission from the Amon Carter to create a portrait of the American West through its people, he was filled with uncertainty about whether the project would succeed. The following spring he went to the Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater, Texas. That weekend he created six evocative portraits that would set the tone and bar for five more years of photographing. In these sittings, he discovered people who conveyed through their faces, clothes and postures, not merely hard living but the full embrace of existence. This selection of 17 of the project’s Texas images makes abundantly clear why In the American West has become a touchstone in photographic history.

 

Homer and Remington in Black and White

Through July 2, 2017
Winslow Homer (1836–1910) and Frederic Remington (1861–1909) were among the most accomplished American artists of their day. While they both personally measured the success of their careers by the recognition they received from critics and patrons for their oil paintings, they likely would never have obtained the status of American greats without their mutual involvement in the world of illustration. Wide distribution in the leading periodicals of the day assured that they became household names. Both artists learned how to communicate clearly and concisely in black and white, distilling the essence of a scene into a few sharp elements. This exhibition features works from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection that represent the variety of their creations in black and white.

 

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler

March 18–September 10, 2017
Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in a medium not frequently explored by abstract expressionists. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler highlights the artist’s often-overlooked, yet highly original and whimsical print production.

Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, this exhibition includes more than 25 prints made from a diverse range of techniques, including lithographs, etchings, aquatints, screen prints and woodcuts.

 

Darryl Lauster: Trace
March 25, 2017–March 25, 2018
For his sculptural installation Trace, Texas-based artist Darryl Lauster (b. 1969) created 10 fragmentary Carrara marble tablets and carved phrases in them using a font reminiscent of monuments. The blocks of stone seemingly speak essential truths—such as language from American founding documents, various militia and splinter group manifestos, and parts of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty—uniting fundamental phrases intended for entirely different purposes and obscuring their original meanings. Because the stones appear to be broken pieces of a full inscription, any overarching meaning is difficult to discern, much as many of the texts in their entirety are subject to differing interpretations. Trace asks us to wonder whether what we are reading is from a separatist group, Darwin, or the Bill of Rights. His work engages with contemporary society while using historical language.

 

Nature/Culture

July 15–December 10, 2017
We often think of nature as that which stands beyond humanity and culture as that which reflects people’s achievements. But rarely is the matter so simple. This exhibition explores different facets of the dichotomy. Besides reflecting on how nature counterpoints and enlivens our built environment, the show recognizes the more problematic use of the term, and its cousin “natural,” when applied to snapshots, portraits and Native American cultures.

 

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

August 12, 2017–January 14, 2018
Over the last nine years, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. This exhibition celebrates the completion of that project. At a time when some ecologists are suggesting that we are losing more than 10 animal and plant species each day, the display provides eloquent confirmation of the close relationship between botany and biophilia.

 

Caught on Paper

September 23, 2017–February 11, 2018
From giving something your “best shot” to feeling like a “fish out of water,” metaphors and imagery from the sport of hunting and fishing permeate American culture. Inspired by the coinciding exhibition of painting and sculpture Wild Spaces Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, this selection of works on paper explores the popular outdoor subjects that have captivated American artists for centuries.

Caught on Paper brings together more than 30 works on paper from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. With watercolors and prints by artists such as Winslow Homer, Buffalo Meat, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, this show is truly a rare catch.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions

October 15, 2016–December 31, 2016

Border Cantos Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo

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This multidimensional collaboration between heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examines the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos brings together Misrach’s often large-scale photographs with musical instruments that Galindo has created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys found along the border fence. These items, together with the… Read more

 

Guillermo Galindo Playing The Angel Exterminador (Exterminating Angel) Section of border wall, Border Patrol drag chain, wood blocking used in construction of border wall © Guillermo Galindo, courtesy of the artist

Guillermo Galindo Playing The Angel Exterminador (Exterminating Angel)
Section of border wall, Border Patrol drag chain, wood blocking used in construction of border wall
© Guillermo Galindo, courtesy of the artist

 

November 5, 2016 10:30am12:30pm
Artist Lecture and Performance

Explore the combination of photography and sound during this artist lecture and performance inspired by the special exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. Photographer Richard Misrach will discuss his process, influence, and experiences when creating the large-scale photographs of the border between the U.S and Mexico featured in the exhibition. Then, artist-musician Guillermo Galindo will play musical instruments (also on display in the exhibition) that he created out of artifacts found along the border, and will be accompanied by performer Amy X Neuburg.

Following the program, both Misrach and Galindo will be available to sign the project publication, Border Cantos, for sale at the Museum Store.

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

 

October 1, 2016–October 8, 2017

Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting

This exhibition presents the work of some of Texas’s most significant contributors to mid-twentieth century modernism—Jack Boynton, Ben L. Culwell, Seymour Fogel, Michael Frary, George Grammer, Robert O. Preusser, and Donald Weismann. Although geographically isolated from the progressive cultural environments of New York City and Los Angeles, these artists pioneered their own abstract styles that reflect their independent ambitions within the Lone Star State.

In the early 1940s, when abstract expressionists in New York City were revolutionizing the art world by painting… Read more

 

August 20, 2016–February 12, 2017

American Photographs, 1845 to Now

American Photographs, 1845 to Now brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country’s industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography’s history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at photography’s central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define… Read more

 

August 16, 2016–September 2, 2018

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34

The Amon Carter has commissioned a large-scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe.

Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson. The Amon Carter will be the home of Plexus no. 34 Read more

 

August 3, 2016–February 5, 2017

Sam Francis: Prints

An avid printmaker, Sam Francis (1923–1994) combined loose strokes and splatters to create vibrant lithographs that pop with color and pulse with energy.

An injury during a World War II test flight resulted in Francis’s hospitalization for several years. It was during his recovery that he began making art. Later he would become a world traveler, visiting France, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, among other locales. His artistic models ranged from Abstract Expressionism to Surrealism, while literature, science, Eastern philosophy and religion, and the psychoanalytic theories of Carl… Read more

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no.34

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no.34

Fall exhibitions

Sam Francis: Prints
Through February 5, 2017

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no.34
Through September 2, 2018

American Photographs, 1845 to Now
August 20, 2016–February 12, 2017

 Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo
September 24–December 31, 2016

 Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting 
October 1, 2016–October 8, 2017

 

Fall events

Lecture: High Fashion in the American West
Thursday, September 15
6:30—7:30 p.m.

Party on the Porch
Saturday, September 17
5—10 p.m.
Live music, local food and American art

Artist Lecture and Performance: Border Cantos
November 5, 2016
10:30am–12:30pm
Explore the combination of photography and sound during this artist lecture and performance inspired by the special exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. Photographer Richard Misrach will discuss his process, influence, and experiences when creating the large-scale photographs of the border between the U.S and Mexico featured in the exhibition. Then, artist-musician Guillermo Galindo will play musical instruments (also on display in the exhibition) that he created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys—all found along the border.

 

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no.34

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no.34 at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art