Virtual Photo Forum Member Event: Collecting Artist Archives

Event Details

Event Date

  • Wednesday, March 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Event Location

Online via Zoom

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Event Description

Artist archives help us understand and appreciate their subject's lives and practices, adding dimension to how we look at their art. The Carter is fortunate to be home to the archives of eight photographers. This Photo Forum event, hosted by the museum’s photography curators and archivist, reveals some of these archives’ unusual contents, their challenges, and their unexpected insights.

See rarely viewed objects from the extensive Eliot Porter Collection including the transparencies from which he made his color photographic prints, an elegant worktable that he designed and built himself, fan mail, and more. Dive into the Carter’s huge and diverse Laura Gilpin archives to discover why sometimes it’s useful to have seven prints of the same image. And learn about Karl Struss’ little-known film still work during the early days of Hollywood. This program will give you a taste for what makes artist archives so special.

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Event Sponsors

Image: Karl Struss, [Forrest Stanley opening door, "Forbidden Fruit"], 1920, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, P1983.23.657

Sponsored by The Northern Trust Company

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