Amon Carter Museum of American Art

  • 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
  • Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631
  • Region: Cultural District
  • 817-738-1933
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Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.

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    Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a permanent collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper, and is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West.

    Visitors can enjoy free family-friendly programming throughout the year such as Family Fundays, Storytime, Family Fun Week, and more. For adults, lectures, workshops, and films are also free and provide a wonderful way to connect with American art. Check their website for a schedule of events. Beyond the art and architecture, guests can shop and snack at the Museum Store + Café, which offers art-inspired products along with coffee, tea, bottled beverages, and locally baked goods

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A New American Sculpture will reveal the dynamic relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular culture in interwar American sculpture. The exhibition focuses on the works of four European... More

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From giving something your “best shot” to feeling like a “fish out of water,” metaphors and imagery from the sports of hunting and fishing permeate American culture. Inspired by the coinciding... More

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Over the decade, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks... More

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The Amon Carter has commissioned a large-scale, site-specific installation of more than sixty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. More

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A fitting companion and contradiction to the celebratory exhibitions Wild Spaces, Open Seasons and Caught on Paper , the film Hugh the Hunter engages with contemporary issues of race, class, and the... More

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Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early... More