AA; Abbott, Bourke-White and Evans

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  1. David Brown

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    Two upcoming shows at the Amon Carter in Ft. Worth:

    May 29, 2010–November 7, 2010
    Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light

    This exhibition of forty landmark and lesser-known works by the renowned artist-photographer is drawn from the Carter’s holdings and a private collection.


    October 2, 2010–January 2, 2011
    American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White

    This special exhibition demonstrates how documentary photography transformed modern art in America through an examination of the work of photographers Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans.

    http://www.cartermuseum.org/
     
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    Although I'm not a big fan of Bernice Abbott's work, Margaret Bourke- White, and Walker Evans have been some of my idols since boyhood and I would love to attend but about four thousand miles is just too far to travel.
     
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    both shows sound worth seeing, esp. the latter for me. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Saw all of this on Friday. The AA is still up until Nov 7. Some of the usual suspects, plus some lesser known images. so worth seeing.

    Masterworks: A little of everything, including some 19th Century stuff. Small show, but recommended.

    B-W, Evans and Abbott: Large show. Curated from the standpoint of documentary work, with the emphasis on the 1930s. Still, the prints were for the most part excellent. Many Bourke-White industrial shots - all superb. (I'm a fan) A good bit of Abbott's New York stuff and plenty of depression era social commentary by all three.

    If you are in North Texas - go see this.