The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers free admission and a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906–2005; architect Fort Worth Water Gardens), 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. The Amon Carter is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Complementing the museum’s art collection and international-style architecture, visitors may access an outstanding research library or shop for art-inspired products in the Museum Store.