Caught on Paper

A watercolor of a man on horseback on windy, snowy day, holding a rifle over his head near an elk he just shot.
September 23, 2017–February 11, 2018
Second floor

From giving something your “best shot” to feeling like a “fish out of water,” metaphors and imagery from the sports of hunting and fishing permeate American culture. Inspired by the coinciding exhibition of paintings and sculpture Wild Spaces Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, this selection of works on paper explores the popular outdoor subjects that have captivated American artists for centuries. Whether lithographs produced by the popular printmaking firm Currier & Ives or humorous photographs representing the day's catch on the back of a postcard, these works lure viewers into their action through their daring tales.

Caught on Paper brings together more than 30 works on paper from the Carter’s permanent collection. With watercolors and prints by artists such as Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, and Eliot Porter, this show is truly a rare catch.

Installation Photos

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