The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has opened The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion, an exhibition created in collaboration with contemporary conceptual artist Mark Dion inspired by holdings in the museum’s collection.
Artist Mark Dion retraces the footsteps of several 19th-century explorers in Texas, collecting materials to form a site-specific exhibition you can see only at the Carter. One of the most well-regarded living artists today, Dion is part explorer and part historian; part naturalist and part collector of curiosities. His large-scale installations evoke the past in their materials and ethos, but they address today’s culture head-on with intellect and humor.
More than 150 years after the Texas explorers he followed, The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion enhances our understanding of the past and ultimately brings it to life in the present day.
Dion, whose work uses history as a touchstone, is among the most highly regarded artists working today. He mimics the adventures of explorers, historians, and naturalists, and he is an avid collector of curiosities. His large-scale installations are evocations of the past in their materials and ethos, but they address today’s culture head-on with intellect and humor. Through this exhibition, the museum is able to deepen engagement with history by bringing the past into the present day.
The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion will be on display through May 17, 2020. Admission is free. For additional information, please visit www.cartermuseum.org or call 817-738-1933.
If you feel like escaping Crestwood Place Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Saturday, March 7, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107