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The Amon Carter Museum Puts Rare Bird Portraits by Ansel Adams on Display

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present "Eliot Porter’s Birds," an exhibition highlighting rarely-seen color photographs of birds by the esteemed photographer that Ansel Adams described as the “master of nature’s color.”

While Porter is widely celebrated for his color photographs of nature, his career-long focus on photographing birds is less known. This exhibition features these avian photographs drawn from Carter’s extensive holdings of Porter’s work that is part of the museum’s renowned collection of American photography. "Eliot Porter’s Birds" features over 30 photographs and archival objects presented alongside excerpts from the artist’s extensive writings about his activities, giving visitors an opportunity to feel a direct connection with the artist.

Eliot Porter’s Birds offers an intimate look at an artistic fascination a lifetime in the making. Committed to exploring the colorful beauty of the natural world, Porter found fascination in birds, photographing them every spring for more than 40 years. His continuing exploration of this subject was rooted in his desire to set a new artistic model for bird photography that aligned with the great lithographs of the nineteenth-century artist-naturalist John James Audubon. Like Audubon’s detailed illustrations of birds in nature, Porter’s photographs purposefully depict his subjects in their natural habitat.

Birds offer visitors an entrance into Porter’s perspective, presenting the photographs alongside the artist’s own descriptions of observing and making photographs of these creatures. These first-person excerpts are drawn from Porter’s publications, letters, and journals, giving viewers a new way to see art through the artist’s eyes.

The exhibit will be on view until May 10, 2020. Admission is free. The experience is priceless.

Sure, at The Depot Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll find all the on-site amenities and services you desire, but we know your lifestyle demands more than perks that are close-to-home. By informing you of this upcoming event, we hope to inspire you to interact with your neighbors on a deeper level and just have an all-around good time.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 4, 2020—10:00 AM

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

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