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Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) Bread Store, 259 Bleeker Street, 1937 Gelatin silver print Museum of the City of New York, 49.282.57

American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White

Amon Carter Museum / October 2, 2010 - January 2, 2011 / Fort Worth, Texas


This special exhibition demonstrates how documentary photography transformed modern art in America through an examination of the work of photographers Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans. In the 1930s, American photographers pushed the genre of documentary photography to the forefront of public culture in the United States and onto the walls of newly opened museums and art galleries. Together, the careers of Abbott, Bourke-White, and Evans chronicle the fortunes of the medium during this important decade. American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White has been co-organized by the Amon Carter Museum and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The exhibition and accompanying publication have been made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram, WFAA and American Airlines.

Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, Texas

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