American Photographs, 1845 to Now

August 20, 2016February 12, 2017

American Photographs, 1845 to Now brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country’s industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography’s history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at photography’s central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States.

Look for guides in the exhibition that explain many of the different photographic processes used over time. You can also read more about of the photographic processes.

Interactive art carts are in the galleries on select weekday and weekend afternoons. Take a closer look at the types of tools artists use when making photographs while looking at artworks on view. Call the Information Desk at 817.989.5005 to find out when these carts are in operation.

Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Free tours of this exhibition are available upon advance request. Schedule a tour by emailing or calling 817.989.5038.

Visit the museum’s Library to learn more about the photographers in this exhibition and the history of American photography. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., (starting in September).