John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910)
The Freedman, 1863
Join us in celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday by attending this evening’s special Gallery Talk Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. During the discussion, Dr. Steven Woodworth, professor of history, Texas Christian University, and Rebecca Lawton, curator of paintings and sculpture, Amon Carter Museum, will talk about the Emancipation Proclamation and how it relates to the museum’s landmark sculpture The Freedman (1863) by John Quincy Adams Ward.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
An eagle-eyed curator just alerted me that a reproduction of the Carter's painting Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay guest starred in last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live! See for yourself - the picture shows up around the 31-second mark and makes several more appearances throughout the sketch.
For reference, here is the image in its entirety:
Thanks to Jane for the tip!
The Carter's painting, A Cloudy Day, Bluebonnets near San Antonio, Texas, by Texan impressionist Julian Onderdonk is now at the Stark Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist (previously).
Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, the show is at its third and final venue in Orange, Texas through May 24.
Love is in the air everywhere this weekend, and so it seems like a good time to share the results of a punny game that intern Kristina Hilliard and I played last summer. The objective was to come up with lines that an art-fan could use on works in the Carter’s collection. I wish I had written our ideas down at the time, because this is all I can remember now. Feel free to share you ideas too.
They really broke the mold when they made you.
Hang around here often?
What’s your sign?
Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?
You look beautiful today, just like every other day.
You are like a dictionary, because you add meaning to my life.
Want to impress a classy lady? Take her to the gun show. Courtesy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Be sure to check out This Week in the Arts blog's new podcast, an interview with photographer Barbara Crane. Crane's first major retrospective, Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, opens at the Carter this Saturday.
Don’t forget! The Carter's first video installation ever, Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret closes this Sunday. Stop by this weekend and you can see the two exhibitions -- both by women photographers -- before Lucier installation is shipped back home.
Barbara Crane, Beaches and Parks, 1972–78, Courtesy of the Chicago Cultural Center, © Barbara Crane, 1972–78
I hadn't read the Art Blog by Bob in a while, so imagine my surprise when I saw the Carter's own Thomas Cole painting, The Garden of Eden reproduced there in a post about Cole and European influence in the Hudson River School. It's a great little article, BUT it is a pretty funky (very pink!) image of the painting. For the sake of Cole and his reputation, here is what the real thing actually looks like:
You can also see The Garden of Eden right now in the Carter's main gallery.