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Get to Know Us: Deputy Director of Art and Research

Behind the quiet galleries you see when you visit, there is a constant buzz of activity across the many departments that make up the museum. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Margi Conrads, the newest member of the Amon Carter staff. Check back soon to meet other members of the staff as we give you a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens during our version of a nine-to-five day.

Get to Know Us: Development Coordinator

Today we bring you the third installment in our Get to Know Us series. You will be meeting Mimi Slaughter, our Development Coordinator and one of the newest members of our team. Happy Monday!

Get to Know Us: Associate Registrar

In our second installment of the Get to Know Us video series, we are pleased to introduce you to our Associate Registrar, Ross Auerbach. Hope you enjoy learning a little more about what we do here behind the scenes!

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Get to Know Us: Interpretation Manager

As someone who works in a museum, I can't tell you how many times I have been asked what it is I really do all day. Behind the quiet galleries you see when you visit, there is a constant buzz of activity across the many departments that make up the museum. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Jenna Madison, the newest member of the Amon Carter staff. Check back soon to meet other members of the staff as we give you a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens during our version of a nine-to-five day.

New Cassatt Painting on View

Today a new masterpiece is hanging in our galleries—Woman Standing, Holding a Fan by Mary Cassatt. The work, created in 1878–79, is one of only two known canvases painted by the artist almost entirely in the medium of distemper and represents a key moment in her transformation into an Impressionist.

Read more about the work in today's New York Times and the Star-Telegram. And, be sure to see this beautiful painting in person.

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Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)
Woman Standing, Holding a Fan, 1878–79
Distemper with metallic paint on canvas
Acquisition in honor of Ruth Carter Stevenson and the 50th Anniversary of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art with funds provided by Anne T. and Robert M. Bass, The Walton Family Foundation, and the Council of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
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New Loan on View

This week our Cultural District neighbor, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH), opens a retrospective on American artist Alexandre Hogue (1898–1994). The exhibition, Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary–Paintings and Works on Paper, includes more than 150 oil paintings, drawings and field sketches, primarily of Southwest landscapes. The exhibition is organized by the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

In collaboration, the Amon Carter is exhibiting one of Hogue’s major oil paintings, Drouth Stricken Area (1934), and two related drawings, on loan from the Dallas Museum of Art.

Both are on view from September 24 through November 27. Admission to the Amon Carter is free. For the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s exhibition ticket information, visit fortworthmuseum.org or call 817.255.9540.

Make plans to visit the Cultural District this fall!

Updated September 28: The FWMSH presents a free program on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Amon Carter. Olivier Meslay, Interim Director at the Dallas Museum of Art, will speak about Alexandre Hogue and American Art in France. Click here for details.

Drought Stricken Area

Alexandre Hogue (1898–1994)
Drouth Stricken Area, 1934
Oil on canvas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

Photo Contest Winners

We happily received nearly 100 entries in our recent photo contest, and TCU Professor of Art Photography Luther Smith selected the winning photos. The first-place winners in each age category are posted below. Check out the museum's Facebook page to see all the winning entries. Thanks for participating!

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Cate Gillham, age category: 12 and under, first place

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Barrett Cole, age category: 13 to 18, first place

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Julia Guzman-Henderson, age category: 19 and over, first place

Amon Carter: The First 50 years

Check out our new video exploring the first fifty years of the museum's history. We hope that you will come by to be a part of our next fifty years!

New Website Coming Soon

Our website is under construction, so there won’t be any blog posts for the next few weeks. We’re busy making it more accessible and user-friendly for visitors. It will showcase our new graphic identity and name, along with a fresh design.

New Design Screen Shot

Please check back soon to see our redesigned website, and save the date for 50 Fest on August 13, a free celebration of our 50th Anniversary with art, bands, food, and fun!