Amon Carter Museum of American Art Presents Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

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Release date: 
July 30, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas—On August 30, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans, an exhibition of more than 40 large-scale photographs of the Trinity River in Fort Worth by renowned photographer Terry Evans. The exhibition, commissioned by the Amon Carter to complement its upcoming exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River (opening October 2), features photographs that depict the river’s look and culture, focusing especially on the people drawn to its banks. Meet Me at the Trinity is on view through January 25, 2015, and admission is free.

“Terry is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors the opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s 19th-century work, which features paintings of life along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,” says Andrew J. Walker, director of the museum.

Evans, who lives in Chicago, visited Fort Worth five times between July 2013 and May 2014 to photograph the Trinity. According to Evans, she expected to find a riverbed blending urban development into nature, dotted with quiet sections for walking or wading, but what she encountered was much different.

“The Trinity River in Fort Worth is shaped by levees,” Evans says. “It’s defined by a mix of development, flood plain, but, most of all, by its recreational allure.”

Inspired by Bingham’s depictions of people along the Midwest’s great waterways, Evans focused on the people she found drawn to the Trinity by concerts and fairs, or to bicycle, run, fish, and sleep.

“Terry’s photographs vividly relay the Trinity River’s metropolitan setting,” says John Rohrbach, senior curator of photographs. “They celebrate the wide variety of people who come to the river’s banks for events, exercise and solitude. Here, the artist finds and shares with us the essence of Fort Worth’s informal community.”

Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and is made possible in part by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation and Tracy Holmes.

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Lecture Series Water Matters in American Art
Wednesdays, September 3–December 3 (except November 26), 3 p.m.
Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University

Taking as its themes the appearance, meaning and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the 16th century to the present day.

Community Program Art in the Dark
Thursday, October 16, 5:30–9:30 p.m.

Go with the flow during this exciting program that features art making, tours, films and more inspired by water and the special exhibitions Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans.

Community Conversation Water Power: Why Does Water Matter?
Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m.

Explore the question, “Why does water matter?” during this rapid session of five-minute presentations by a variety of individuals who have a professional connection to water.

Reservations required; call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.
This program on American art, culture and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Gallery Talk Artist Talk: Terry Evans
Saturday, November 8, 10:30 a.m.

Discover the Trinity River through the eyes of artist Terry Evans as she discusses her photography project commissioned by the Amon Carter.

Reservations required; call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.
This program on American art, culture and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

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