In the Carter's auditorium, a woman stands at a podium next to a screen showing artwork.

Virtual Experts Talk on the Carter: The Art of Nontraditional Sculpture

Event Details

Event Date

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6–7:30 p.m.

Event Location

Online via Zoom

Event Registration

Event Description

In this month’s Experts Talk on the Carter (etc.) lecture, we are inspired by one of the Carter’s most recent acquisitions, Ruth Asawa’s Untitled (S.453, Hanging, Three-Lobed, Three-Layered, Continuous Form within a Form) (c. 1957–59). Hear about the art of nontraditional sculpting from two women who have embraced it. Amber Bailey is a fiber artist who has worked in Fort Worth ISD for 15 years and currently teaches at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Bailey organizes yarn bombings around Fort Worth and will talk about her crocheted artwork in relation to Asawa’s process.

Carmen Menza is a media artist whose practice spans video, light sculptures, music, and site-specific public art employing visuals and sound. She will talk about how Asawa helped pave the way for women artists to explore nontraditional materials in their artmaking.

Experts Talk on the Carter (etc.) is a monthly lecture series that occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month, January through April. From artists to zookeepers, bakers to scientists, join us on Zoom to hear from local experts about a work in our collection, helping us see art through the lens of their own work and passions.

The link to join the talk will be sent via Eventbrite, the Carter’s ticketing platform, in both a confirmation email upon registration as well as a reminder email before the event.

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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This spring, we’re celebrating 60 years of creativity with events that relate to stories about the museum’s history and collection. Join us for a special year full of fun and inspiration!