Richard Avedon: In the American West

In 1985, the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas organized the exhibition In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon. The project opened to widespread acclaim and was, in fact, one of the most highly attended exhibitions in the museum’s history. Although small groups of prints from the exhibition have been periodically exhibited since 1985 (and included by Avedon in his retrospective exhibitions), a larger portion of the project has not been seen in the United States since its initial tour. Seventy-eight of the original 124 portraits will be on view, including all of the project’s most important and best-known images.