One more museum has recently reopened! Amon Carter Museum of American Art reopened its doors to the public on Friday, June 19, with limited capacity and new safety measures. You can read the full list of requirements on the museum website.
So, it’s time to put on your best outfit and go to the museum. Besides, right now you have a great chance to visit Eliot Porter’s Birds. This amazing exhibition was supposed to end in May, but due to COVID-19 and temporary closure of the museum, the exhibition is extended until July 5.
While he is internationally celebrated for his colorful renderings of the natural world, this show highlights his equal, career-long focus on photographing birds. Eliot Porter’s Birds features more than thirty photographs and archival objects. They are presented alongside excerpts from Porter’s writings about his activities. They allow visitors to feel a strong connection with the creator of these works.
Eliot Porter photographed birds almost every spring for more than fifty years. He deeply appreciated their colors, forms, variety, and ability to fly. From the very beginning, he tried to create a new artistic model for bird photography, which would correspond to the great lithographs of the 19th-century artist-naturalist John James Audubon. You will be able to experience how Porter pushed the limits of photographic technologies through a display of his personally designed camera outfit.