Dallas-based artist featured at Amon G. Carter Museum

The Amon G. Carter Museum of American Art is hosting an exhibition on a set of photographs by Laura Wilson.

Wilson’s “That Day” is a collection of photographs capturing the American west, beginning in the 1970’s.

Wilson’s photographs depict the lives of cowboys, ranchers and people who reside in rural western United States as well as Mexico.

Wilson exhibits moments of this period from cock fighting, horse riding to debutante balls.

When entering the exhibition, a wall-mount says: “Laura Wilson’s vision of the west is deeply rooted in the region’s open space, aridity and its hard scrabble self-reliance.”

A billboard displays the photography exhibition.
A billboard displays the photography exhibition.

Wilson’s photography has been featured in several renowned publications including The New York Times MagazineVanity FairThe Washington Post and The London Times Magazine.

According to the collection’s curator, Wilson has made several visits to Amon G. Carter Museum and giving tours of the exhibition to the public.

The collection’s curator said the exhibition has brought many benefits to the museum.

“The exhibition has brought more foot traffic into the museum, even before the Fort Worth Stock Show,” the curator said.

Many different museum patrons said that they’ve enjoyed the photographs.

“The photographs inspired me,” said Keith Hudgins, a museum visitor.

Hudgins said seeing this collection made him want to get a new camera. He added that it reminded him of his daughter who practices photography as a hobby.

The majority of the pictures in the exhibition are in black and white, and only a select few are in color. The images in the exhibition are also available in a book titled “That Day.”

Wilson currently lives in Dallas and has three sons, Owen, Andrew and Luke, who have directed and starred in many different Hollywood movies.

The Amon Carter Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition will be featured until Sunday, Feb. 14., and admission to the museum is free.