Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695
This week, we visit The Amon Carter Museum of American Art and speak with curator Rebecca Lawton about the exhibition, To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection. Through January 6, 2013
Information about the Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence at the Phillips Collection
As a celebration of American art, The Phillips Collection has assembled masterworks from their collection by over 63 American artists from the end of the 19th Century to mid 20th Century. This comprehensive show, entitled To See As Artists See, highlights how art is in constant communication with itself, the times, and with people. Duncan Phillips, the man behind it all, actively participated in his contemporary art community hoping to cultivate a powerful collection that later on became the first modern art museum in America.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art plays host to this marvelous exhibition from October 6, 2012 to January 6, 2013. This show is the largest exhibition the museum has ever hosted, consuming the special exhibition galleries, as well as the photography galleries. To See As Artists See seems to be a natural fit with the Amon Carter. The traveling exhibition is in constant correspondence with the Amon Carter’s, showcasing the impacting role American art has played in our nation and in art history.
Go visit the Amon Carter to experience Duncan Phillips’ passion for modern art and challenge yourself To See As Artists See.
For more information on the exhibition and the museums involved, check out www.cartermuseum.org and www.phillipscollection.org
– Clare Milliken