The Modern World

Saturday brings the opening of the Amon Carter Museum's new exhibition, American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, a display of photographs by--who else?--photographers Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans and Margaret Bourke-White. Presented as case studies of documentary photography during the Great Depression, their photographs spur discussion of three important factors of the 1930s: the expansion of mass media, a new attitude toward American modern art and government support of photography during the period. You shouldn't even need to squint to see these themes at work. A scholarly catalog by the University of California Press accompanies the exhibit. A mobile tour is also available on the museum's website or on preloaded iTouch devices from the Carter's Information Desk. Plus, admission is free, so you really have no excuse to miss these photographs. The Carter will host three free events in conjunction with the exhibit as well, including a lecture about American Photography on Saturday, Family Funday on November 14 and a documentary about Walker Evans showing on November 18. Reservations are required for the lecture and film screening. Call 817-989-5030 or e-mail education@cartermuseum.org to register. The exhibition hangs Tuesdays through Sundays through January 2, 2011. Visit cartermuseum.org for more info.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 2. Continues through Jan. 2, 2010
 
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