For the Presidents Day installment of our Analog to Digital series, we have a 1930 photograph by Berenice Abbott showing the famous statue of George Washington in New York's Union Square. This photo is interesting not only because it shows the statue off its distinctive base, but also because the statue was created by American sculptor Henry Kirke Brown. The Amon Carter has several Henry Kirke Brown sculptures in the collection, two of which (The Choosing of the Arrow and Filatrice) are currently on view in our painting and sculpture galleries.
Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Washington in Union Square, 1930, Gelatin silver print, Gift of P/K Associates, New York, New York, © Commerce Graphics Ltd, Inc.
Assistant curator of photographs Jessica May discusses American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White today on KERA's Think TV. Check out the segment, and be sure to see the exhibition before it closes on January 2. Admission is free!
The Rangers have gotten lots of support from the local arts community this week. The Star-T even picked up on the conversation. We want you to join the conversation now! Post your most artful tweet suggestions in support of the Rangers, and we will be tweeting your responses this afternoon.
Congratulations to Stacy Fuller, head of education, who was named to the Fort Worth Business Press' "40 under 40." The annual awards program recognizes individuals who are "shaping the future of Tarrant County through their business and community involvement."
Stacy joined the museum in 2004, and currently oversees the museum’s extensive and varied education programs, which include school tours, public programs, educator training and workshops, teaching resource center initiatives and distance learning broadcasts. In addition, she has developed and successfully implemented the museum’s highly regarded Sharing the Past Through Art and Connect to Art accessible programs. She was recently named Outstanding Museum Division Art Educator by the Texas Art Education Association and selected as vice president of the Museum Education Roundtable, a national organization dedicated to furthering museum education.
This Week in the Arts features an interview today with Sedrick Huckaby and Tyler Green, two of the panelists at a free program tonight at the Amon Carter Museum. Huckaby and Green, along with Kimberly Davenport, will speak about their success in the visual arts as young adults. Check out the interview and join us for the program this evening!
Star-Telegram art critic Gaile Robinson writes of the Carter's new special exhibition: "Museumgoers are rarely treated to works on paper shows, and this is an opportunity to see more than 100 pieces by a who's who of America's most famous artists of the past century."
Read what else she had to say about American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
The New Year is just around the corner, and the Amon Carter Museum has a stellar 2010 exhibition schedule. Comprised of three special exhibitions that celebrate modern art, each will focus on different American modern art movements spanning the years 1902 to 1962 in a variety of media including works on paper, paintings, sculpture and photographs.
Mark your calendar for these dynamic exhibitions! Click here for more information.
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
February 27–May 30, 2010
Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–1950s
June 26–September 5, 2010
American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White
October 2, 2010–January 2, 2011