Birds, People, Archives Outing: Feb. 22

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; map
  • People, Birds and Archives: A Visual Feast
  • PDF-Release-of-Liability

Join Outings coordinator Marsha Ezell and a museum docent to learn about two exhibits and how to access the Carter’s internationally recognized photography library and archive.

The outing includes:

  • Eliot Porter’s Birds – Porter set the model for today’s nature photography and the use of color to turn photographic prints into art.
  • Looking In: Photography from the Outside – Images by six significant 20th Century photographers, all telling a story about American life. Photographers include Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand.  This exhibit was discussed at our Jan. 2 meeting by the museum’s Assistant Curator for Photographs Kristen Gaylord.
  • Presentation and tour of the archives in the museum photography collection. We will learn about the Library/Archives, how to use them and view relevant collections.

After this visual and creative feast, we’ll eat lunch at Railhead Smokehouse, 2900 Montgomery St.

Free parking is available in the Carter museum lots or in the UNT Health Science Center lot, 3500 Camp Bowie, the location of our twice-monthly meetings. Parking fees are charged by the City of Fort Worth for the garage and lots adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum and the Community Arts Center. Find an area map.

Above, Eliot Porter (1901–1990), Eastern Flicker, Seney, Michigan, June 28, 1973, dye imbibition print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, bequest of the artist, © 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art