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Bird Enthusiasts, Make Sure to Check Out This Art Exhibit That Focuses on Their Unique Beauty

Texas has long drawn bird enthusiasts from all over the country. Now, explore beautiful, artistic renderings of Texan birds when the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Tracing the Past: Scott and Stuart Gentling’s Birds of Texas. Check it out this Saturday, December 21st starting at 10 a.m.

Tracing the Past is the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the Gentling brothers’ watercolors of birds that were featured in their 1986 portfolio of prints, Of Birds and Texas. Consisting of 21 original watercolors and drawings by the Gentlings, as well a comparative selection of books and works on paper by prominent artist-naturalists from the 19th and 20th centuries, this exhibit explores how the brothers looked to historical imagery by prior generations of artists to create their own works of Texas birds.

“As artists, Scott and Stuart were deeply invested in the past. They wanted viewers to recognize and reflect on the ways that they reused historical imagery in their own art,” stated Spencer Wigmore, Assistant Curator of Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper.

Painted between 1981 and 1985, and later reproduced as a portfolio of prints entitled Of Birds and Texas, the paintings in this exhibition are the result of the brothers’ collaborative approach to art-making. Most of the watercolor work was done by Scott, the more prolific of the two artists. But Stuart collaborated throughout, conducting research, designing compositions, making preparatory drawings, and finishing certain works.

Tracing the Past is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. There are nearly 10,000 drawings, prints, and watercolors in the museum’s holding. Tracing the Past is an introduction not just to Scott and Stuart Gentling, but to the depth and breadth of works on paper at the Carter.

Be sure to check out this new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum this weekend! Admission is free, and the experience is priceless. For more information about the exhibit and the museum’s other programs, visit

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Event Time/Date:
Saturday, December 21, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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