Fall really is my favorite season. Even in Fort Worth the changing color palete is lovely. Here are works from our collection that include three of the trees that really say "Texas" to me.
The tree that makes cooks rush to their grills:
Laura Gilpin, [Mesquite Tree and Flowers], Apr. 1916. Gelatin silver print. @1979, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Bequest of the artist.
Our state tree:
Blanche McVeigh, Pecan Grove, aquatint and etching, 1932.
Finally, our local go-to evergreen:
Laura Gilpin, Live Oak Tree, Gelatin silver print, 1946, @1979, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Gift of the artist.
Although I haven't readied my costume for Halloween I believe I will have to search far and wide to find something that will be as great as the folks in these works from our photography collection.
Edward Weston, The Goldfish (Yvonne Verlaine), Platinum print, 1916
This photograph was featured in the spring, but it's worth a second look. I hope my costume has as much panache.
Karl Struss, [Johannes Sembach in costume standing beside lake], autochrome, ca. 1918
It's a great time at the Carter for photography lovers. American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White offers a fresh look at these three important documentarians and is the final show in our "Carter Gets Modern" series.
Walker Evans (1903-1975), Penny Picture Display, Savannah, 1936, Gelatin silver print, 1936.
Check out the galleries featuring the magnificent landscapes of Ansel Adams then step into the Masterworks of American Photography featuring over 25 talented American artists. Whether you like still lifes or portraits, formal or informal settings, large or small format, your wish will be fulfilled.
Don't forget that the Carter is always free thanks to the generosity of our members and sponsors!
We apologize for the inconvenience, but our public program Crafting from the Collection, scheduled for Thursday, September 9, has been canceled. Never fear, we are looking to reschedule Vickie Howell to lead the program later this fall. Continue to visit our calendar for updated program information.
Happy First-Day-of-School to all the students in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. I can smell the newly sharpened #2 pencils and clean notebook paper from here.
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979); Classroom at the Crystal School Navaho Teacher Ester Henderson; Sep. 1954; Gelatin silver print; ©Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 1979, Bequest of the artist.
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979); [Fountain Valley School - class]; ca. 1932; Gelatin silver print; ©Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Artist Unknown; [School Portrait]; ca. 1911; Gelatin silver print
The Romans coined this phrase for the period during the summer when the Sirius, the Dog Star, would be close to the sun and cause the hot weather. My dog just wants to lay around and drink water which is sage advice for all who have to be outdoors right now.
Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913); [Crowd with large dog]; Relief print
A. Allen; Goldfield's Lightning Express in the Early Days, 1901-1906; Trichromatic halftone
Nell Dorr; [John Dorr holding stick while dog jumps at it]; 1925-1970s; Gelatin silver print; Gift of the Estate of Nell Dorr; ©Nell Dorr
Here are some artists who have successfully captured the intensity of the heat wave we are currently going through.
Frederic S. Remington, Ridden Down, oil on canvas, 1961.224
John Sloan, Roofs, Summer Night; 1906; Etching; 1983.100
John K. Hillers, [Children taking a sunbath], 1873, Albumen silver print, P1967.2225
Visit the Carter and keep your cool with our air-conditioned galleries.
It's time for another great Family Funday, generously supported by the Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc., and Alcon. The fun goes from 1:00 - 4:00 and we hope you will join us. Visit art from around the world without leaving the galleries, read stories, have your picture taken, make some art, dance to the sounds of Sugar Free All-Stars, and eat some Curly's frozen custard during your day filled with fun at the Carter!
Lots of great conversations about modern art took place at My Kid Could Do That: Demystifying Abstract Art, a public program held Saturday. Best of all, our talented participants created great abstract art of their own.
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Be sure to check out our calendar for more public programs at the Carter!
The forecast calls for showers this week, an unusual event for Texas in July.
Charles Dahlgreen, Approaching Storm, ca. 1913-1915, Monotype, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mabel Dwight, Rain, 1935, Lithograph, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
Ruth Bernhard, Apple Tree, 1970. Gelatin silver print, © 1970 Ruth Bernhard, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Paul Brauchle, Dallas, Texas