Friday, August 21, 2015

Amon Carter Museum presents Indigenous Beauty

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art ( is undergoing a huge reconstruction project. But don't let that stop you from entering the new side door and enjoying the exhibit - Indigenous Beauty - Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection.

Fierce masks or small tools carved from whalebone - the variety and ingenuity of native people in using nature to make a life is on display. Colorful beadwork and detailed woven baskets are astounding.

I also wandered in to the photo gallery and perused the skills of Edward and Brett Weston. Both father and son expanded the world of black and white photography with gorgeous still lifes and views of nature.

It's easy to keep coming back to the Amon Carter, and I look forward to their "new look".


  1. We were there in the summer for their children's programs. They did a great job entertaining with book reads, craft projects and even a visit from the animals at the Fort Worth zoo.

  2. I think the Ft.Worth museums do a great job of keeping kids engaged in the arts. And I think it gives exposure to more people who might not think about exploring. That's great!

  3. I would LOVE to visit that museum. Unfortunately, I don't think we could get there and back in time for Smarticus to get his afternoon nap. :)

    Happy weekend!

    1. if you try hard enough, you could fly in, see museums, eat some Tex-Mex, and fly back - afternoon snooze on the plane. There you go! Have a good weekend too

  4. Sound great! I'd especially like to see the beadwork and the woven baskets.