With the Help of Friends celebrates fifteen dynamic photographs ranging from the 1930s to the present day that were selected and purchased over the recent years by the Amon Carter with the assistance of its photography collection supporters. Whether it’s the youthful theatrics of Joaquin Trujillo’s Jacky or the raw industrial motion of Margaret Bourke-White’s Four Thousand Fahrenheit, Otis Steel Company, these photographs tell vivid stories about life and how we think about our world. At the same time, the exhibition proclaims the vibrancy of the museum’s ongoing relationship with its members, and the key help that members provide in keeping the collection one of the world’s leading repositories of photography.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by the generosity of Amon Carter members and donors, the City of Fort Worth and Texas Commission on the Arts through the Arts Council of Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District.
Amon Carter acquisitions of photography and works on paper are supported in part by funding from the museum’s Photography Forum.
Look for a guide in the exhibition that explains many of the different photographic processes used over time. You can also read more about of the photographic processes here.
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 the galleries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 817.989.5038.
Visit the museum’s Library on this floor to learn more about the photographers in this exhibition and the history of American photography. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m