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The Big Deal: Souvenir Books From the Amon Carter Museum Of American Art
by Gila Espinoza 19 Aug 2015

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For this Big Deal, enter to win not one, but two souvenir books from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The books are the perfect guides as you explore the two one-work exhibitions currently on display at the museum.

Most people know Samuel F. B. Morse as the inventor of the telegraph and Morse code, but he was also a very accomplished painter. While in living in Paris, Morse painted, Gallery of the Louvre. In the six feet by 9 feet painting, Morse carefully reproduced 38 European masterpieces – and he painted them in miniature. He selected works he believed would be important in educating an American audience. You will have to hurry up and catch this one. Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention is on view until August 23.

BD watson 577x433 resized 300 2Esther Pearl Watson is a contemporary artist who was commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum in their ongoing effort to showcase Texas artists and their contributions to modern American Art. Watson’s mural-size painting (approximately 13 feet by 10 feet) pays homage to her Texas roots. Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Texas, Looking for the old Civilian Fort of 1851, North of Gustine and a mile west of Baggett Creek Church, will hang in the atrium of the museum through May 30, 2016. Be sure to look for the flying saucer!

Sign up here first, then sign up for our other offering this week, tickets to see Dallas Theater Center’s world premiere of Moonshine, That Hee Haw Musical.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal.  If you are not a subscriber take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to win these companion books from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

UPDATE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing.

 

 

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