Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre(1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.