Rob Denkhaus and Tiana Rehman
January 28, 6–7:30 p.m.
For the first etc. lecture of 2021, we are inspired by our immersive installation In the Night Garden by Natasha Bowdoin. Hear about the art of caring for and protecting nature, even when it goes awry.
Tiana Rehman, Collections Manager of the Philecology Herbarium at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), will share her expertise in facilitating the care, usage, and growth of BRIT’s plant collection of over 1.4 million specimens. She will talk about her work in relation to William Trost Richards’ Woodla
Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr. and Thomas Wilson Mitchell
February 25, 6–7:30 p.m.
Inspired by the exhibition Mitch Epstein: Property Rights, February’s etc. lecture discusses the art of change with two experts who are working to help our community reconcile with our city’s, state’s, and country’s past. Dr. Frederick Gooding Jr., Assistant Professor in the Honors College at Texas Christian University (TCU) and chair of the Race & Reconciliation Initiative at TCU, will share his expertise on how our past can inform our present actions in relation to Thomas Hovenden’s painting Chl
Thomas Wilson Mitchell, Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law and recent winner of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, will share his expertise on helping African-American
Amber Bailey and Carmen Menza
March 25, 6–7:30 p.m.
In March, etc. will focus on one of the Carter’s recent acquisitions, Ruth Asawa’s Untitled (S.453, Hanging, Three-Lobed, Three-Layered Continuous Form within a Form) (S.453, Hanging, Three-Lobed, Three-Layered Continuous Form within a Form) (ca. 1957–59). Learn more about the art of nontraditional sculpting from two women who have embraced it.
This month’s etc. features Amber Bailey, a fiber artist who has worked with the Fort Worth ISD for 15 years and currently teaches at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Bailey organizes yarn bombings around Fort Worth and will talk about her crocheted artwork in relation to Asawa’s process. Bailey will be joined by Carmen Menza, a media artist whose practice spans video, light sculptures, music, and site-specific public art employing visuals and sound. Join Menza as she discusses how Asawa helped pave the way for women artists to explore nontraditional materials in their artmaking.
John Brambitt and Stockton Helbing
April 22, 6–7:30 p.m.
Get jazzy at the Carter! In our final etc. of the year, we’ll take a closer look at works by the iconic Stuart Davis in the Carter’s collection. Learn more about t
Stockton Helbing, an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas teaching drum set techniques, has directed a jazz masterclass to thousands of elementary, middle school, and high school students throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Helbing will talk about how jazz musicians and artists have influenced his own compositions and arrangements. John Bramblitt joins the conversation discussing how jazz music is a great source of inspiration for him. Bramblitt discovered he had a love for painting after losing his vision in 2001. Using his sense of touch, he taught himself how to paint by feeling paint textures, using raised lines, and haptic visualization (or “seeing” his subjects through touch). Bramblitt has a rare condition called synesthesia, in which sounds manifest themselves as colors in his mind. Get a new perspective on some of Stuart Davis’ works from these experts!