"With the museum’s 50th anniversary approaching in January 2011 it was the right time for a name change. As we mark our 50th anniversary, we want to remind the public of all we have to offer,” Tyler says.
“The museum was established in 1961 to house Amon G. Carter’s collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West,” Tyler says. “But from the beginning, the Amon G. Carter Foundation and the Carter family intended the museum to be a vibrant and evolving institution.
The museum now houses 300,000 objects, including landmark works by such paramount American artists as Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum also houses one of the largest collections of American photography in the country.
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