Friday, January 22, 2021

Amon Carter Museum Marks 60th Anniversary With Landmark Exhibitions

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By Stephanie Allmon Merry
Anila Quayyum Agha will create an immersive, site-specific sculptural installation for the museum. Image courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is throwing itself a 60th birthday party that lasts all year long. Fort Worth's most storied museum first welcomed visitors on January 21, 1961, and to mark the decades, the Carter will present exhibitions and events that both honor the past and explore the future of American art. (It includes) "Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair," September 25, 2021-January 9, 2022 Commissioned by the Carter, multidisciplinary artist Anila Quayyum Agha will create an immersive, site-specific sculptural installation informed by her multicultural, migrant experience. Using metal armatures of open geometric and curvilinear designs to encase a single light source, Agha will produce a meditative space filled with ornate patterns of light and shadow. [More]