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Friday exhib: “Big Pictures” at the Amon Carter

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This week’s Friday exhibition is “Big Pictures,” which opens Tuesday at the Amon Carter Museum. The show, substantially drawn from the Carter’s collection,  spotlights the long-standing importance of print-size to photographers. The show was organized by Katherine Siegwarth, the Carter’s Luce Curatorial Fellow for Photographs. The show goes back to the 1860s to demonstrate that size in photography pre-dates the ‘Big Germans’ and that photographers have almost always wanted to make their prints bigger.  ”Big Pictures” runs through April 21. Siegwarth was the guest on the second segment of this week’s MAN Podcast.

William Henry Jackson, Mariposa Grove, Big Trees. ca. 1880. Collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. [24 x 30 inches.]

William Henry Jackson, Hotel del Monte, Monterey, ca. 1889. Collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. [24 x 30 inches.]

Mitch Epstein, Weeping Beech, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, 2011. Collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. [68 x 55 inches.]

Richard Misrach, Untitled #394-03 from the series “On the Beach,” 2003. [70 x 78 inches.]

Katy Grannan, Anonymous, LA, from the series “Boulevard,” 2009. [55 x 41 inches.]

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  1. by Tyler Blackwell

    Glad to read about my hometown museum. Thanks for paying to attention to museums that may not always make the national/international art news.

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