Amon Carter Museum shows Modernist Landscape Paintings of Marsden Hartley


Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) - Landscape, New Mexico, 1920 - Oil on composition board Collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center - Gift of Ione and Hudson Walker

FORT WORTH, Texas – A group of paintings by one of the most brilliant and complicated of all of the American modernists will be on view June 14–August 24 at the Amon Carter Museum in the special exhibition Marsden Hartley and the West: The Search for an American Modernism. The exhibition brings together 38 works from Hartley’s New Mexico years, perhaps the most overlooked and least understood period of his career.  Visitors will experience one artist’s personal journey to find something authentically American in the landscape of the West. The exhibition was organized by Heather Hole, formerly a curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and now a curator of American art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.