I came across James Prosek’s work last fall when someone I was following on Instagram posted that he had an exhibit, Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie at the Amon Carter in Fort Worth. I hadn’t been to the Amon Carter in probably two decades but put it on my list to wrangle some people to go with me during the Christmas holidays when we were in Fort Worth visiting family. My mom had taken Forest and his cousins there last summer, an activity to beat the searing Texas heat, and they had all loved it. So, we wrangled up the kids again and my mom, Chris, and I went to see the exhibit one afternoon during the winter holiday. The exhibit is now extended through May 2024.
We actually wound our way around the whole museum and really enjoyed our time there. I miss Fort Worth and its ease of access to the arts scene, or really any of the museum district places to visit. I know Houston has its own and we’ve enjoyed some of that, but it’s such a trek living on the outskirts of the bloat that is Houston. Being in that area and driving through downtown made me want to spend a few days wandering around there next time I’m in town. I haven’t done that since before Forest was born.
The exhibit itself was wonderful and if you are anywhere in the DFW area I highly recommend making the trip over to see it.
He was even at Tandy Hills recently:
Amy Martin wrote a great piece for Green Source DFW: Immersive exhibit portrays endangered Texas Prairie.