Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

April 19–August 17, 2014
Second floor

In 2013, Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted 17 works on paper to the museum’s collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early 20th-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late 20th-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside other artworks from the museum’s collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.

Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson is supported in part by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Hamlett Jr., Dr. and Mrs. John Nugent, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Stevenson.