Check out what’s going on this week at museums across the country!
“I’d become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be . . . I had the instinct toward championing the cause”
On October 7, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, welcomes a traveling exhibition that the organizers deem to be the first of its kind: a major survey of hunting and fishing in American art from the early nineteenth century to the start of World War II.
“There has never been another artist like George Caleb Bingham” Fig. 1. The Jolly Flatboatmen by Bingham, 1846. Oil on canvas, 38 by 48 ½ inches. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., Patrons’ Permanent Fund. Before the middle of the nineteenth century, most American artists were “outsider” artists, in the sense that these denizens of the New World stood …