WestBend, Amon Carter Museum of American Art debute public art series featuring museum’s renowned photography collection
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First iteration in series on display now at WestBend in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art have partnered to bring the Amon Carter’s celebrated photography collection to the heart of Fort Worth’s University District through a unique public art program.
On display now at WestBend is a selection of nine, 4-by-6-foot reproductions from the Amon Carter’s photography collection. The photographs presented on backlit film and displayed in lightboxes, are the first in a series of exhibitions featuring the Amon Carter’s photography program. Each iteration of the series is curated by the Amon Carter and will be on display at WestBend for six month intervals.
The program is part of Trademark Property Co.’s commitment to local and artisan through its Conscious Place initiative, a stakeholder-driven development model that aims to ensure its properties are more than just places of commerce, but also places of community and meaning.
“Incorporating public art into our properties by partnering with local and national artists and museums is a key initiative for Trademark portfolio-wide because it helps elevate the purpose of our properties beyond retail and commerce. Art adds soul to a property, along with educational and inspirational elements,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “We are thrilled that WestBend can serve as a home for these pieces and hope that the community gets as much enjoyment from them as we do.”
The first iteration focuses on nine works that represent the breadth of the Amon Carter’s collection.
“We are delighted to be working with Trademark to introduce illustrations from our distinguished photography collection and program to the broader Fort Worth community through this innovative endeavor,” said John Rohrbach, senior curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
With more than 45,000 works by over 450 artists, the Amon Carter is one of the world’s leading repositories of photography. The museum’s holdings span the development of photography, from one of the first images made in the United States, to digital prints made in the last twelve months. Besides tracing photography’s artistic development through works created by the medium’s iconic figures, the collection vividly reflects the nation’s diverse natural beauty and history.
In addition to the Amon Carter series, WestBend also features five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist and TCU graduate, Devon Nowlin, assistant registrar at the Amon Carter. The murals, which face the scenic Trinity River and Trinity River Trails and the new Tom Thumb, capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of WestBend. Additional public art initiatives are planned for the property in the coming months.
WestBend is located at South University Drive and River Run in Fort Worth, TX.
Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants and WestBend 2, a new 81,150-square-foot building that includes Tom Thumb on the ground floor and 57,000 square feet of new Class A office space directly above. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.com or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter offers a renowned collection of American art housed in Philip Johnson’s masterpiece in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Free admission. @theamoncarter