Events

April 28, 2018
10:30am12:00pm

Artist Talk: Rania Matar

Artist lecture and book signing

Join artist Rania Matar as she discusses how, as a Lebanese-born American woman, she has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring both sides of her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative through photographing girls and women both in the United States, where she lives, and in the Middle East, where she is from. Focusing on both cultures is especially important to her because of the current political climate, where the “them vs. us” rhetoric is so prevalent. Throughout her work, and by making intimate portraits of girls and women, she seeks to focus on our essence, our physicality, and on the commonalities that make us human, to emphasize underlying similarities rather than apparent differences.

This program is made possible by a gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

04/28/2018 10:30am 04/28/2018 12:00pm Artist Talk: Rania Matar Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 28, 2018
12:00pm2:00pm

Amon Carter Circle Photography Forum

Lunch with Rania Matar following her presentation in the auditorium.

04/28/2018 12:00pm 04/28/2018 2:00pm Amon Carter Circle Photography Forum Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 28, 2018
2:00pm3:00pm

Permanent Collection Tour

Explore the Amon Carter's collection

Meet at the Information Desk for a tour of the highlights of the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable docents. No reservations are required.

04/28/2018 2:00pm 04/28/2018 3:00pm Permanent Collection Tour Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public
April 28, 2018
3:00pm4:00pm

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Explore the current special exhibition

Meet at the special exhibition entrance for a guided of A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. This is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. Assembled from public and private collections, this exhibition of approximately 55 sculptures and 20 drawings addresses the remarkable affinities between the work of four divergent and competitive personalities, who redefined sculpture's expressive potential during the turbulent interbellum period.

04/28/2018 3:00pm 04/28/2018 4:00pm A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public