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Posts Tagged ‘Amon Carter Museum of American Art’
“Aurora Borealis” is part of the Amon Carter’s Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.

Parading Around

Fort Worth Weekly
Many people don’t think of African-American artists when they think of the great American abstract painters of the mid-20th century. Norman Lewis, born in Harlem in 1909 to Caribbean parents, made an abrupt turn into abstract...


Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shipping Out” features the face of John Paxton, father of Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton. The painting, now on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, sold in 2014 at a Christie’s auction for more than $1 million. Private collection, Photo by Chip Cooper.

Benton and the Paxtons

One of America’s greatest art treasures has a long connection with one of Fort Worth’s most popular families.
Jeff Prince
Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego Rivera. Benton’s large, populist images are amazing to see, including the Hollywo...



Christopher Taylor, Shayleigh Ward, and Caddo Lindsey are caught in a triangle in UNT’s Stage Kiss.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 9 - David Itkin and six students will take turns conducting the UNT Symphony Orchestra as it accompanies the students who have won the music school’s concerto competition. You’ll hear soloists play the marimba and the e...


Thomas Hart Benton’s “Member of the Chorus” is on display at the Amon Carter’s show about the artist and Hollywood.

Hart Cinema

The Amon Carter explores Thomas Hart Benton and the movies.
Kristian Lin
The Impressionist painters were still around when cinema first appeared on the scene, and over the following decades the new art form slowly convinced people that it deserved to be taken seriously as both visual and intellectua...



Reina

Autodidacts

Outsider art comes inside to the Amon Carter in Self-Taught Genius.
Kristian Lin
The last time I wrote up a show at the Amon Carter Museum, I wasn’t overly impressed and speculated that the lack of access to the museum during its remodeling might have been a factor. This might be a coincidence, but now th...


Laura Gilpin’s “Tying a Chongo” (1954) is one of thousands of rare photographic artifacts in the Amon Carter’s archives.

Extensive Archives

Beneath its gallery space, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is preserving the legacy of several great American photographers.
Edward Brown @ejb0017
This past Tuesday morning was like any other at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. A few visitors were trickling in to see That Day, an exhibit of 27 black-and-white and color photographs by photojournalist Laura Wilson th...



This carved walrus-ivory harpoon counterweight from the Bering Sea is part of the Amon Carter’s Indigenous Beauty.

Going Native

Amon Carter Museum’s Indigenous Beauty leaves too much unexplained.
Kristian Lin
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hard to get to right now because of the extensive remodeling that the venue is undergoing, which has shut down the parking lot. It makes sense that, for now, the museum isn’t taking i...


Hip Pocket Theatre’s Tree Pop brings the forest to life this week.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 15 - You’ll get lots of air if you go to Pump It Up today. The company specializing in indoor inflatables and play areas is celebrating its 15th birthday, and it’s doing so with cake, kids’ activities, and goodie bags...



Samuel Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre,” at Amon Carter Museum.

Old Masters in Miniature

Fort Worth Weekly
Samuel F.B. Morse is known as the inventor of the telegraph and Morse code, but before he turned his attention to science, he was a renowned portrait painter. It’s this aspect of his career that demands attention when the Amo...


James Stewart - vertigo

The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

JIMMY FOWLER
It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...