By Jane Scholz
A group of Voices members toured the works of six important African-American artists at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, lead by member Jane Scholz who is a docent at the museum.
The group spent at hour looking at works by artists, most descended from enslaved people, who created paintings and sculpture from 1820 to today. The styles included landscape painting, abstract expressionism, portraiture, black and white prints and a contemporary installation that filled an entire large hallway. They followed the tour with a lunch at the Kimball Museum next door.
“Racism and the legacy of slavery in the United States created many barriers for Black artists to be accepted in the art world,” said Scholz as she lead the tour, which was sponsored by the Voices Diversity Committee
This tour will be repeated monthly for the next year at the Fort Worth museum. The next scheduled dates are Saturday, Dec. 2; Saturday, Jan. 13; Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 am and Sunday, Feb 4 at 1 pm at the Carter. All tours and admission to the museum are free. No reservations required.