Fort Worth, TX
The inaugural Re/Framed rotation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Carter’s founder, Ruth Carter Stevenson, with a selection of works acquired during her lifetime. On view will be works by Stuart Davis, Laura Gilpin, John Henry Hill, Lewis Hine, Peter Hurd, George Inness, Francis Augustus Silva, Marion Post Wolcott, and more.
The daughter of the Museum’s namesake, Amon G. Carter Sr., Stevenson saw that her father’s wishes for a museum for the city of Fort Worth were realized. The Museum opened in 1961 with his extensive collection of American western art. Under Stevenson’s visionary leadership, the Museum broadened its scope to include the best examples from across the broad spectrum of American creativity. Many of the works included in the installation are featured in the Museum’s recent publication, Carter Handbook. Copies are available for purchase in the Museum Shop, where members enjoy a discount.
Re/Framed gives visitors to the Carter a new way to look at the Carter’s collection. Several times a year, artwork will be rotated allowing guests to see the works through a different lens. Works that are part of Re/Framed are located throughout the Museum’s collection galleries and can be identified by the window icon on their labels.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website