Amon Carter Museum offers New Walking Tour of the Cultural District at www.cartermuseum.org

Release date: 
August 20, 2005

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Amon Carter Museum’s web site, www.cartermuseum.org, now features a downloadable walking tour map of public art in the Cultural District. Art Walking in the Cultural District is an easy-to-use, printable pdf guide that leads visitors on a tour of 14 outdoor works of art. The guide categorizes the objects into different themes, such as “abstract,” “people,” “horses” and “motion,” allowing visitors to customize their own tour. Each work is included in several different tour themes.

“One of the many treasures of Fort Worth’s renowned Cultural District is its public art,” said Director Rick Stewart. “We are thrilled to offer this tour guide so that people can enjoy and learn more about these objects and also come to have an even greater appreciation of the Cultural District as a whole.”

The guide includes a photograph of each object along with suggested questions to encourage discussion. It also indicates when an artist has other works on display in Fort Worth .

“The education department had been thinking about developing a program like this for a while,” said Tour Programs Manager Nora Christie. “This walking tour is a great opportunity to tie together the individual institutions in the Cultural District, and because it is on the Carter’s web site, teachers, families and anyone who is interested can use the guide whenever they like. It is not a tour that has to be booked through our department.”

Visit Art Walking In the Cultural District by clicking on the icon at www.cartermuseum.org, or go directly to http://www.cartermuseum.org/sites/all/files/Walking_Tour.pdf.

Artworks on the tour are: Upright Motive #2, Upright Motive #1, Upright Motive #7 by Henry Moore at the Amon Carter Museum; Running Flower (La Fleur qui Marche) by Fernand Léger on the lawn of the Kimbell Art Museum, from The Burnett Foundation; Figure in a Shelter by Henry Moore on the lawn of the Kimbell Art Museum, from The Burnett Foundation; Constellation (for Louis Kahn) by Isamu Noguchi at the Kimbell Art Museum; Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument by Joan Miró at the Kimbell Art Museum; Vortex by Richard Serra at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Hina by Deborah Butterfield at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Will Rogers “Riding into the Sunset” by Electra Waggoner Biggs at the Will Rogers Memorial Center; untitled tile murals on the façade of the Auditorium and Coliseum of the Will Rogers Memorial Center by Kenneth Gale of the Zanesville Tile Company; Midnight by Jack Bryant at the Will Rogers Memorial Center; untitled painted mural by Richard Haas at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; Desert Princess by Mehl Lawson at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; and Galapagos Tortoise by Jon Bedford at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.