Two weekends ago, Ray and I enjoyed visiting the newly renovated Amon Carter Museum of Art. It features American art and has a huge photography collection. It's a lovely little museum and the new design opens the galleries a bit. The collections are curated by themes. We spent about an hour wandering and revisiting "old friends" in new places. I do like this new sculpture that hangs in the atrium.
This Richard Wright quote is at the beginning of the exhibit for Gordon Parks photography - A New Tide. Mr. Parks did significant work taking pictures in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s - documenting life there - poverty, etc. He was also the first black photographer to do cover shots for Vogue magazine. His body of work is impressive and he was a man with a vision and a mission. A true trailblazer in his time.
And finally - Camille Utterback - Art That Moves. This was SO cool. Her work is projected on the wall with other surrounding projectors. As you walk through a certain area the art moves - you wave your arms and a design appears. She was trained as a painter, but moved into programming. The mix of digital and art is fluid and captivating.
The Amon Carter has stayed current with its classic collection and its continued interest in new thinking. It's just one of the small gems in the Fort Worth TX Cultural District.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.