Fear No Art

Happy Holidays!

All of the staff at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The ACM Staff wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Long Live Rock n' Roll

November 30th marks some milestones in music history:

Dick Clark was born on this date in 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was released 30 years ago today. (How is that possible?)
Pink Floyd debuted "The Wall" 33 years ago. Everyone go home, cue up "The Wizard of Oz" and enjoy!

William H. Johnson, Street Musicians, ca. 1942-1943, modified screen print.

William Henry Johnson (1901-1970)
Street Musicians, ca. 1942-1943
Modified screen print
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
2000.12

Teacher's Night Out

Tell your teacher friends to head over to the Cultural District tonight from 4:00 until 7:00 for the Evening for Educators in the Cultural District, our annual open house celebrating teachers throughout the metroplex. All of the museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District will be open and free to teachers so come on down, learn about museum programs that will enrich your teaching experience, and see some great art. (There's food and take-aways too!)

Museum staff share ideas with teachers

Museum staff are available to inform you about educator programs and share ideas.

Time to look at American art!

Take a look at museum collections and find out how you can share them with your students.

Teachers meet up and make a night of it.

Meet your friends and make it a night out to remember in the Fort Worth Cultural District!

Synchronicity with Style

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Surprising sighting of stripes on the staff today. Visitors may wear whatever they like.

Happy 4th!

Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), [American Flags] [Boeing, Wichita, Kansas], 1942-1943, gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist, P1979.121.49.

Laura Gilpin (1891-1979)
[American Flags] [Boeing, Wichita, Kansas], 1942-1943
Gelatin silver print
© 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Bequest of the artist,
P1979.121.49.

We're Getting Ready!

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We're getting ready for Story1ime!.jpg

Be sure to join us for Hello Yellow Storytime next Wednesday.
We're working hard to get the awesome art projects ready for visitors to take home.

Don't forget to wear yellow!

Making (or Viewing) Art is a Good Thing

Recent posts from the folks at Good have offered some great ideas for contributing your talents to your neighbors and the world. This post, which urges folks to create or appreciate art, really hit close to home. Readers who don't consider themselves artistic (like me) can find lots of options and ideas to get involved with art by just scrolling through the poll offered at the bottom. How considerate of them for putting the suggestion to visit a museum or gallery at the top of the list! I'm heading up to galleries to look at this lovely work right now.

Alexander Stirling Calder (1870–1945)  An American Stoic, 1912,  Bronze

Alexander Stirling Calder (1870–1945)
An American Stoic, 1912
Bronze
2002.4

Inspired Art

Recently an area teacher borrowed materials from the Teaching Resource Center on artist Joseph Albers to help her students understand the effects different colors have on each other. Elizabeth was kind enough to share pictures of the recent art exhibition at Wedgwood Academy as well as photos of some of the artists and their work.

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Many thanks to Elizabeth Morand and her students for sharing their art and inspiring us all.

Holiday Travels

During the month of December in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic first flight. Only 83 years later, again in December, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-the-world flight without refueling and landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. ~Wilbur Wright

Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), [View of Mountain from Airplane]. 1920-1950, gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist.

Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), [View of Mountain from Airplane]. 1920-1950, gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist, P1979.102.39

Howard Cook (1901-1980), Airplane, 1931, wood engraving, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

Howard Cook (1901-1980), Airplane, 1931, wood engraving, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1985.271

Happy holiday travels. Enjoy the scenery!

Feels Like Fall

Eliot Porter, Apples on Tree After Frost, Tesque, New Mexico, November 21, 1966, dye imbibition print

Eliot Porter (1901-1990)
Apples on Tree After Frost, Tesuque, New Mexico, November 21, 1966
Dye imbibition print
© 1989 Eliot Porter
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of the artist
P1989.19.41

Eliot Porter, Sunset Behind Las Tres Virgenes Volcano, Near Mezquital, Baja, California, August 12, 1956, dye imbibition print

Eliot Porter (1901-1990)
Sunset Behind Las Tres Virgenes Volcano, Near Mezquital Baja, California, August 12, 1956
Dye imbibition print
© 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of Eliot Porter
P1990.58.7.10

Eliot Porter, Foxtail Grass, Lake City, Colorado, August 1957, dye imbibition print

Eliot Porter (1901-1990)
Foxtail Grass, Lake City, Colorado, August 1957
Dye imbibition print
© 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of Eliot Porter
P1990.58.4.3

Check out all of Eliot Porter's photographs for an in-depth look at one of the photography collections from our archives.