Gordon Parks Exhibit: Ends Dec. 29

There’s still time to view the Gordon Parks exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibit remains on view through Sunday, Dec. 29.

Join Outings coordinator Marsha Ezell for a docent-guided tour especially for the Fort Worth Camera Club. Meet inside at the museum entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. to join the free tour at 10:30 a.m.

Parking is available in the UNTHSC parking lot (our usual club meeting location), museum parking areas or in city parking lots/garage on Gendy or Lancaster streets.

Docents will discuss the work and career of Gordon Parks (1912-2006),  considered one of the most groundbreaking figures in 20th century photography. Parks also was a musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940’s through the 1970’s. He was especially well-known for his images of civil rights, poverty and African-American issues, as well as for fashion.

After the tour, you can view and photograph the interior of the newly remodeled museum. Tripods and flash are not allowed. We’ll have lunch nearby.

You may want to identify and photograph interesting aspects of the exteriors of the Amon Carter, Kimbell Art Museum and Museum of Modern art in Fort Worth’s nationally known Cultural District.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art also includes a major collection of photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes of the 1850s to today’s contemporary processes. Learn more about the museum’s photography collection. Entrance to the museum is always free.

 

parks in FSA office 1940 00190vPhotos from the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Above, Ella Watson, United States Government Charwoman, photographed by Parks, 1942; right, Parks with Helen Wool at the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, 1943.