Caught on Paper

September 23, 2017February 11, 2018

From giving something your “best shot” to feeling like a “fish out of water,” metaphors and imagery from the sports of hunting and fishing permeate American culture. Inspired by the coinciding exhibition of paintings and sculpture Wild Spaces Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, this selection of works on paper explores the popular outdoor subjects that have captivated American artists for centuries. Whether lithographs produced by the popular printmaking firm Currier and Ives or humorous photographs representing the day's catch on the back of a postcard, these works lure viewers into their action through their daring tales.

Caught on Paper brings together more than thirty works on paper from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. With watercolors and prints by artists such as Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, and Eliot Porter, this show is truly a rare catch.

Pick up and take home a guide that helps you explore the exhibition as if you are out on expedition. Understand more about the animals, artists, and outdoor pursuits of America through art since the nineteenth century.

Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Free tours of this exhibition are available upon advance request. Schedule a tour by emailing adulttours@cartermuseum.org or calling 817.989.5038.

Visit the museum’s Library to learn more about the artists in the exhibition. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.