Sculptor Leonardo Drew is the next contemporary artist to transform the Museum’s first floor galleries with a new site-specific commission. Known for his large-scale, multi-dimensional installations, Drew employs organic materials to create topographies that are at once looming in size and stunning in their intricacies. For Number 235T, Drew will anchor sculptural pieces that he refers to as “planets” and surround them with hundreds of smaller objects as he works to identify the interconnectedness of them all.
This commission is the latest in a series initiated by the Carter in 2015 to respond to works in the Museum’s collection through the perspective of American artists working today.
Re/Framed: Rotating Collection
Through March 31
The inaugural Re/Framed rotation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Carter’s founder, Ruth Carter Stevenson, with a selection of works acquired during her lifetime. On view will be works by Stuart Davis, Laura Gilpin, John Henry Hill, Lewis Hine, Peter Hurd, George Inness, Francis Augustus Silva, Marion Post Wolcott, and more.
Enjoy a new outdoor sculpture exhibition by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box. The show presents a fresh look at paper folding in the 21st Century with large-scale origami-inspired metal sculptures.
Emerging butterflies, big birds, grazing deer, and blooming flowers all celebrate the process of plant pollination. The colorful, whimsical, and kinetic sculptures were created in collaboration with modern masters of paper folding; Robert J. Lang, Michael G. LaFosse and Beth Johnson. Their intricate folds have been transformed into monumental metal sculptures by Kevin Box and his studio team to inspire, educate and entertain audiences in the outdoor setting of public gardens.
FLORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN is presented by Rosa’s Café.
Kick off 2024 with Second Thursdays at the Carter! Second Thursdays is a FREE monthly event at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) where visitors can connect with art through cocktails, conversations, and creativity right in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Just like the art on the Carter’s walls, these events are always changing, so each visit offers something new. This season, enjoy exclusive artist talks, tours, live music, art making, and more. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on anything!
Second Thursdays at the Carter
every second Thursday of the month
5-8 p.m., FREE
Thursday, January 11
Second Thursdays at the Carter: Prairies & Preservation
Celebrate Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie, on view through May 12, 2024. Sip on a botanical-inspired cocktail, create your own watercolor sketches with Carter Community Artist Colleen Borsh, and join us for an exclusive live recording of the Mountain & Prairie podcast. During this recording, podcast host Ed Roberson will join artist and naturalist James Prosek in conversation about his visits to grassland habitats across the state of Texas and his artworks on view in the exhibition.
Thursday, February 8
Second Thursdays at the Carter: Drink & Draw
Listen to some tunes, grab a cocktail, and put pencil to paper during an evening themed around drawing works of art in our collection. Hear from Carter curators Maggie Adler and Shirley Reece-Hughes as they talk about works by Laura Gilpin, James Surls, and Elie Nadelman, and learn how to create your own drawings of these artworks with Carter Community Artist Stuart Hausmann.
Thursday, March 14
Second Thursdays at the Carter: Intricate & Immersive
Find inspiration in Leonardo Drew’s immersive installation at the Carter, contribute to a community artwork, and join us for an exclusive artist talk with Leonardo Drew. Carter curator Shirley Reece-Hughes will join Drew in conversation about his creative process, sources of inspiration, and his recent imaginative installation at the Carter, Number 235T.
Get your passport to Pangea stamped on every continent while engaging with animatronic dinosaurs as Dinosaurs Around the World takes its celebrated educational content to the great outdoors at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
With advanced animatronic dinosaurs, a multi-layered narrative, and cutting-edge research, Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors allows visitors to experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life in an outdoor environment. Created in collaboration with world-renowned PhD dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson—one of only 150 full-time professional dinosaur paleontologists in the world!
Viewing this exhibit is included with general Garden admission.