Current Exhibitions

April 30, 2016October 9, 2016

Identity explores how identity in American culture is often as much about how people present themselves to the world as it is externally determined. Exploring community, celebrity, and individual identity through portraiture from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection, the exhibition highlights the exciting new acquisitions of Sedrick Huckaby’s The 99% and Glenn Ligon’s print series Runaways.

March 3, 2016August 7, 2016

This inaugural presentation of renowned photographer Anthony Hernandez’s newest project evocatively explores Americans’ penchant for discarding what we no longer want through images of buildings, people, and the land east and northeast of Los Angeles, California. Despite their challenging subject, these large photographs lure us in with their light-struck atmosphere, color, and space.

“Hernandez has an incredible eye for composing images that draw viewers in.”
Star-Telegram

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February 17, 2016July 31, 2016

This installation of lithographs features works by sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899–1988) created between 1963 and 1967 at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. These prints share with her sculpture an interest in silhouetted forms and the layering of elements, but distinguish themselves by their vivid color.

February 6, 2016May 1, 2016
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The first major exhibition in more than twenty-five years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889¬1975), American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores the previously overlooked relationship between Benton’s art and movie making.

October 16, 2015September 25, 2016

Texas Folk Art features the spirited work of some of the state’s most original painters and sculptors, including H. O. Kelly, Reverend Johnnie Swearingen, Velox Ward, and Clara McDonald Williamson, among others. Developing their own styles, these artists were unfettered by the conventions of academic training and traditional guidelines of art making. Lively storytelling was their primary focus, and they used any pictorial means necessary to create animated narratives about working, playing, and worshipping in Texas.

May 19, 2015July 24, 2016

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. A mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide), Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, was created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. It is part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space and an exciting addition to an ongoing exploration of Texas artists and their contributions to modern American art.