In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work. The exhibition will include approximately forty-one, large-scale color photographs that depict the river’s look and culture, including its distinct channeling and the people drawn to its banks. Evans’s photographs are in the Amon Carter collection and can be found in the holdings of other major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
While in the exhibition, pick up different conversation cubes to read feedback about what the Trinity River means to community members.
Read an interview with curator John Rohrbach and the artist in the online journal Places.
Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and is made possible in part by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation and Tracy Holmes.