Posts Tagged ‘Amon Carter Museum of American Art’
George Grammer’s “Offshore” is part of Abstract Texas at Amon Carter

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wednesday 28 - A native of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete is a musicologist with a doctorate from UC-Berkeley. He’s an expert on Mexican corridos, long-form musical ballads that tell stories for instructio...

Photo by Christopher Blay

An Art Pilgrimage

All roads led west and to a bittersweet farewell.
It’s been two weeks since I drove from Fort Worth to San Francisco. The trip, which also took two weeks, gave me a taste of the great American road trip, and it was an art pilgrimage of sorts. For all the times I’ve travele...

Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.

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A rainbow fills the air above the Amon Carter’s staircase thanks to Plexus No. 34.
Kristian Lin
The main atrium of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art was completed 15 years ago this October as part of the museum’s expansion. To mark the occasion, the museum wanted to do something more imaginative than place a large ...

Kenneth Josephson’s “Matthew” is part of the Amon Carter’s exhibit on American photography.

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Fort Worth Weekly
It may be summer, but the Amon Carter Museum of American Art isn’t letting things stagnate in the dog days. Instead, they’re opening up two new shows this week to bring you down to the Cultural District. In addition to Plex...

Plexus 34

Amon Carter Gets a Rainbow

Kristian Lin
Officially, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s exhibit Plexus No. 34 doesn’t open until Tuesday, but you can in fact see it right now if you head over to the museum. The Mexican-American artist Gabriel Dawe ha...

“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...



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...