Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has added an important painting to its collection.  Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825) was recently purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). The painting will be on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. Considered the first American still-life […]

Robert Seldon Duncanson

Amon Carter Acquires Major, Little Seen, Duncanson Painting

A major painting by 19th-century landscape artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872), the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim, has been purchased by Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Painted in 1869, the work titled The Caves was originally owned by Cincinnati Abolitionist Richard Sutton Rust (1815–1906), and it remained in his family […]

Texas Regionalism Amon Carter: Otis Dozier (1904–1987) Untitled, 1932 Watercolor © Denni Davis Washburn, William R. Miegel Jr., and Elizabeth Marie Miegel Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas Purchase with funds provided by the Paper Guild of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Texas Regionalism Coming to the Amon Carter Museum

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth will present an installation of Texas paintings that curators say captures a pivotal moment in the state’s cultural history. In the 1930s, a group of young artists—including Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan and Coreen Spellman, among others—gained national recognition for […]

The Country Home of Mega-Collector Duncan Phillips

It was through the current exhibit (on view through January 6) at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art that I learned more about the Phillips Collection and Duncan Phillips himself. An astute collector, Phillips didn’t have the wealth to match Andrew Carnegie or Andrew Mellon, but never-the-less assembled one of the country’s great collections. […]

Fort Worth Shows Highlight Charles M. Russell as Watercolorist

Two Fort Worth Museums will be displaying watercolors by Charles M. Russell in the coming months. Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell opens at the Amon Carter and Charles M. Russell: Watercolorist opens at the Sid Richardson Museum, both on February 11. Russell created approximately 3,000 works of art in his lifetime—paintings, watercolors, drawings […]