Identity

Episode 41:  Who are you?  Who am I?  Who is that?  Identity in American culture is often as much about how an individual presents himself or herself as it about how that person’s identity is externally determined.  Brooke talks with associate curator Maggie Adler of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas about Identity, an exhibition which explores community, celebrity and individual identity through portraiture from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. The exhibition highlights the exciting new acquisitions of Sedrick Huckaby’s The 99% and Glenn Ligon’s print series Runaways. Their works – in combination with prints and photographs of and by public figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., and and Georgia O’Keeffe – show the various personas individuals adopt.  Together, these portraits represent the fluid and constantly shifting role of identity in society from the twentieth to the twenty-first century. Identity runs until October 9, 2016.

2002-13_sMervin Jules (1912–1994)
Martin Luther King Jr, ca. 1963–68
Woodcut
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Richardson Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

p1965-161_sEdward Weston (1886–1958)

James Cagney, 1933

Gelatin silver print
© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

2015-4-75_s

Sedrick Huckaby (b. 1975)

#075 Oliver Spar’s Daughter (I Go to O.D. Wyatt), 2012–13
From The 99%—Highland Hills
Lithograph
© 2013 Sedrick Huckaby
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

2015-4-73_sSedrick Huckaby (b. 1975)
#073 Neighbor, 2012–13
From The 99%—Highland Hills
Lithograph
© 2013 Sedrick Huckaby
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

2015-4-28_prSedrick Huckaby (b. 1975)
#028 Vic, 2012–13
From The 99%—Highland Hills
Lithograph
© 2013 Sedrick Huckaby
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Featured Image:

Glenn Ligon (b. 1960)
Runaways [2 of 10], 1993
Lithograph
© Glenn Ligon; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

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