Earlier this year, the Amon Carter bought a rare, complete set of Edward S. Curtis’ monumental work of photography, The North American Indian. Culled from 30 years of research and more than 40,000 photos, the 20-volume work was forgotten and Curtis went bankrupt. But it contains some of the only visual evidence of a number of the 80 tribes Curtis documented — and it helped shape the way we view native Americans. Jerome Weeks reviews.
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PRESERVING OUR HISTORY: In July, the Amon Carter Museum announced that it had purchased a copy of The North American Indian, photographer Edward S. Curtis’ study of Native Americans west of the Mississippi. Over the weekend, some of those photogravure prints went on display at the museum. DFW.com details what’s on view now and what […]
AMON CARTER GOES MODERN: The Amon Carter Museum announced its 2010 exhibition schedule, which will include three shows that will focus on modern art movements between 1902-1962. “American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art” collects watercolors, pastels and drawings of American avant-garde artists. “Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and […]
Beginning Sunday, you’ll be able to save a few bucks while visiting Fort Worth’s three largest museums if you take public transportation. Through November, riders or the T buses of the TRE rail line can show their tickets or passes for $2 off admission to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and 10 percent […]
The Amon Carter Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have arranged a temporary trade of a couple of masterworks from each collection. The Carter has loaned out Swimming (1895) by Thomas Eakins and Idle Hours (ca. 1894) by William Merritt Chase for the Met’s current exhibition, American Stories: Paintings of Everyday […]
Charles Sheeler, Conversation – Sky and Earth, oil on canvas, 1940 Amon Carter Museum director Ron Tyler points out that the acquisiition of a major painting by pioneering American modernist Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) significantly adds to the musem’s collection of his work, which had included one drawing, five prints and six photographs. Sheeler coined the […]
DALLAS IDOL: You might have never heard of Erv Karwelis. But without him, you might also have never heard of Old 97′s, Black Tie Dynasty, Deathray Davies and a slew of other North Texas acts that call his Idol Records home. Karwelis runs the label out of his Lakewood home and the former Sony employ […]
Consider this a mini-roundup of some visual arts news: In December, Art Conspiracy will raise a ton o money for Resolana, an organization that provides rehabilitative arts programming for female inmates. But even fundraisers cost money to put on. So on Aug. 7, the producers of Art Conspiracy will hold SEED at Sons of Hermann […]
HITTING THE ROAD, PART I: Do you have a band that’s ready for its first world tour? Why not let the government pay for it? The State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center are currently accepting applications for their joint venture Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. There are some pretty specific things they are looking […]
What the Amon Carter Museum has purchased is a single copy of The North American Indian, considered a landmark in photography, American history and native Indian anthropology (a complete, online digital version is available here). Photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis was hired by millionaire magnate J. P. Morgan in 1906 to document all that remained of […]