Drawn to Nature

May 25–September 29, 2024

This exhibition, organized by the Carter, highlights the Museum’s works on paper holdings from the 18th through the 21st centuries. Celebrating both historical and modernist artworks, the exhibition presents depictions of nature from the first investigations of the American landscape by European American artists to modernism’s use of up-close observation of nature as a way of rendering the real world through abstraction. With work by artists including John James Audubon, Thomas Moran, and Sandy Rodriguez, the exhibition explores botanical and zoological beauty in all of its minute complexity while celebrating the Carter’s collection.

Header Image Credit

Image: Henry Roderick Newman (1843-1917), Anemones, 1876, Watercolor heightened with gum glaze over graphite on paper, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds provided by Ruth Carter Stevenson, 1985.281