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    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 12 Dec 2021
    • Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Be the first to see a major new acquisition by 19th-century landscape painter Thomas Moran!

    Would you believe that just out of view of this idyllic landscape are railroads, mines and quarries, and a booming metropolis? In the late 19th century, while urban development boomed and railroads expanded, the tourism industry promoted the ease and comfort of traveling to the West by rail alongside narratives of the “unspoiled” landscapes visitors would see on their travels.

    Featuring a long-lost watercolor by the acclaimed landscape artist, Thomas Moran’s Mount Superior explores these divergent depictions of the American landscape through photography, works on paper, and popular culture ephemera from the period. Journey to 1870s Salt Lake City and discover how Moran’s idealized vision of Mount Superior fits within the broader history of the colonization and industrialization of the West. Drawn from the museum’s deep holdings of works on paper and photography, this exhibition recounts a story that only the Carter’s collection can tell.

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    • 5 Sep 2021
    • 12 Dec 2021
    • Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

    Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, In the Night Garden defies the senses, offering us a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world.

    A blonde woman with her hair pulled up on her head looks off to her left from behind large-scale, cartoon-like botanical illustrations

    In the Night Garden draws together inspiration from the Carter’s 19th-century paintings, botanical prints, and archival materials with the artist’s broader interests, ranging from children’s book illustrations and Greco-Roman mythology to comic books and textile design. Created from cut paper and collaged boards, a large-scale installation made of buoyant yet looming oversized vegetation is accompanied by intricate watercolors that exude ecological fantasies and upend traditional feminine associations with botanical themes. Come and experience In the Night Garden, where you’ll embark on a journey into an uncanny world of nature’s unrelenting powers and mysteries.

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    • 5 Sep 2021
    • 16 Jan 2022
    • The Modern, 3200 Darnell Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107