American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White

October 2, 2010January 2, 2011

This special exhibition showcases the work of three of America’s most beloved photographers–Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans–and offers new insight into the flourishing genre of documentary photography during the 1930s.

In the 1930s, American photographers pushed the genre of documentary photography to the forefront of public culture in the United States and onto the walls of newly opened museums and art galleries. Together, the careers of Abbott, Bourke-White, and Evans chronicle the fortunes of the medium during this important decade.

A scholarly catalogue published by the University of California Press accompanies the exhibition.

American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White has been co-organized by the Amon Carter Museum and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The exhibition and accompanying publication have been made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

The Fort Worth presentation is supported in part by RBC Wealth Management. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram, WFAA, and American Airlines.

Related Audio

Click here to explore an interactive mobile tour of this exhibition. This tour is optimized for viewing on a smart phone or iPod Touch device. Purchase of the iPod Touch devices was made possible in part by the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA).

Click here to listen to an audio guide of the exhibition. This version has been optimized for viewing on a computer.