AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Luisotti,
Los Angeles, © Christina Fernandez
Amon Carter - Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures
Exhibition on view March 12 - July 9, 2023
This landmark exhibition presents the work of Christina Fernandez, whose photographs
and installations explore migration, labor, gender, and Mexican American identity.
Bringing together the artist’s most important bodies of work for the first time,
Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures invites viewers to reconsider history, borders,
and the lives that cross and inhabit both.
An artist and educator who has been dedicated to her community for decades, Fernandez
employs portrait, conceptual, and architectural photography to address life in East
Los Angeles. Her work highlights the experiences of Mexican Americans, from
border-spanning family histories to contemporary lavanderías. Fernandez also portrays
the realities of being an artist, professor, and mother through series that acknowledge
both the beauty and the precarity of a creative life. Spanning over 30 years, the works
in Multiple Exposures feature Fernandez’s specific communities and encourage renewed
attention to our own.
ABOUT AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened to the public in 1961, but its roots go back
much further. In 1935, when Amon G. Carter Sr. was 56 years old, he had already contributed
greatly to Fort Worth as president and publisher of the Star-Telegram, founding board member
of American Airlines, and establisher of the first radio station in the city. That year was
to be an important one for Mr. Carter for another reason as well: He acquired his first
artworks by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. He'd been introduced to the artists'
work by his good friend Will Rogers, the actor, humorist, and writer who died tragically
in a plane crash that summer.
These purchases marked the beginning of a collection that would grow to more than 400 works.
As his collection expanded, Mr. Carter began to envision a museum to house it—an institution
that would be accessible to the public and serve as a cultural treasure of his beloved city.
When he died in 1955, his will provided for its establishment:
I desire and direct that this museum be operated as a nonprofit artistic enterprise for
the benefit of the public and to aid in the promotion of cultural spirit in the city of
Fort Worth and vicinity, to stimulate the artistic imagination among young people residing
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Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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