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By Debbie AndersonSeptember 29, 2022No Comments


Mark Rothko, White Band No. 27, 1954

Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St., 817-738-9215, themodern.org

The contributions made over five decades by one of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s greatest patrons are highlighted in this exhibition of 80 works by 47 artists. Included on view are five renowned paintings gifted upon Anne Marion’s recent passing: Arshile Gorky’s The Plow and the Song, 1947; Willem de Kooning’s Two Women, 1954-55; Mark Rothko’s White Band No. 27, 1954; David Smith’s Dida Becca Merry X, 1964; and Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum III, 1967. Former curator Michael Auping, a scholar of abstract expressionism, described these works as “monumental” additions to the museum’s collection. Works from post–World War II art movements include paintings by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, as well as iconic minimalist pieces by Richard Serra and others. Post-1970 photography by international artists is on exhibit, too, as is work by key artists such as Francis Bacon, Howard Hodgkin and Anselm Kiefer, among many others. Oct. 23-Jan. 8, 2023

Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer

Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-738-1933, cartermuseum.org

The Swiss-born Karl Bodmer is considered one of the most talented European artists who ever documented the landscape and indigenous people of North America. He was hired by a German explorer to be part of an 1833 expedition into tribal lands inhabited by many Plains tribes. These Native Americans are the subjects of Bodmer’s watercolor portraits, which are noted for their keen observation of his subjects, from their expressions to their clothing. Oct. 30-Jan. 22, 2023

Karl Bodmer, Leader of the Mandan Beróck-Óchatä, 1834 Photos courtesy of Bruce M. White