This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson is supported in part by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Hamlett Jr., Dr. and Mrs. John Nugent, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Stevenson.