Carter Museum Reopening Celebration Sept. 14 & New Exhibitions

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Join us for daylong festivities celebrating Carter’s reopening. We’re kicking off our reopening celebration with daylong festivities throughout the museum. Check out our new galleries and enjoy art-making, tours, and gallery activities that are fun for all ages. The celebration continues with our annual outdoor concert, Party on the Porch. Soak in the sounds of Abraham Alexander and The Band of Heathens, explore the museum, create your own work of art, sip on a drink, and enjoy Fort Worth favorites from local food trucks.

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September 14–December 29, 2019

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

From his fashion photographs to his thoughtful depictions of American life, Gordon Parks used the camera as his tool for proclaiming the value of an American community built on freedom and equality.

September 14–December 8, 2019

Set in Motion: Camille Utterback and Art That Moves

Interactive digital installation meets art history. Utterback’s “living painting” comes to life when you walk, dance, or move in the space. Her playful and exploratory installation is presented alongside other work by women in our collection.

September 14, 2019–June 30, 2020

Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela

Drawing on his Mexican and Guatemalan heritage, Justin Favela reinterprets artwork from the past using massive amounts of cut tissue paper—the same material used to construct piñatas. The Carter commissioned an exclusive installation from Favela inspired by works in the museum’s collection.

September 14–December 1, 2019

Seeing in Detail: Scott and Stuart Gentling’s Birds of Texas

When you view Scott and Stuart Gentling’s paintings, you’ll want to get close. The first of two consecutive exhibitions dedicated to these Fort Worth artists features twenty-three extraordinarily detailed watercolors from their acclaimed portfolio Of Birds and Texas.

Opening September 14

James Surls, Seven and Seven Flower (1998)

Come marvel at James Surls’ otherworldly sculpture, a complex portrait of family, land, and self. The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual.

Opening September 14

The Carter Collection, Reimagined

Refresh your perspective on American art. You’ll see old favorites in a new way in our renovated galleries.