Last updated: 4/1/2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Street Address
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Mailing Address
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
phone: 817-738-1933
fax: 817-989-5079
e-mail: publications@cartermuseum.org
web: cartermuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Mondays and major holidays: closed.
Admissions
Admission is free.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Lori Eklund, Chief Operations Officer
phone: 817-989-5034
Andrew Walker, Director
phone: 817-989-5092
Randy Ray, Chief Financial Officer
phone: 817-989-5093
Marci Driggers Caslin, Registrar
phone: 817-989-5172
Description

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses some 250,000 objects. Its collection includes works by the earliest artist-explorers to venture west into the Rocky Mountains and beyond; extensive holdings of early American modernism; one of the largest collections of work by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West; and one of the nation's great holdings of photography, from the earliest days of the medium to the present.

Mission

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter (1879-1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and the exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.

History

In 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened to house the collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell acquired by Fort Worth publisher and philanthropist Amon G. Carter (1879-1955). Since its inception, the museum has broadened the scope of its collection by adding works of 19th- and 20th-century American art. The museum houses collections of paintings, sculpture, and prints, as well as one of the foremost collections of American photographs. Since its opening, the museum has published nearly 200 books, both independently and in conjunction with major publishers.

Artifact Collections

American paintings, sculpture, photographs, and graphic arts of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

  • Paintings: collections include American works such as landscapes from the Hudson River School, luminist paintings, trompe l'oeil still lifes, and 20th-century modernist works. Artists represented include Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Thomas Ea
  • The watercolors in the Amon Carter's collection span American art history from the early western artist-explorers George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Richard Kern, and Peter Rindisbacher, to early abstract works by artists such as Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Ke
  • Sculpture: Including seminal lifetime casts by Remington and Russell, other sculptors represented in the collection include John Flannagan, Robert Laurent, Frederick MacMonnies, Elie Nadelman, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
  • Photography: The Amon Carter houses one of the country's major collections of American photography. The collection represents every aspect of the medium, with a special emphasis on the American West. Holdings include the earliest known photograph of a Nort
  • Research Collections

    The museum's library and archives offer more than 100,000 interdisciplinary materials covering the early 19th century through the present day. The collections emphasize the museum's art collecting and exhibition program, with particular strengths in the art of the American West and the history of North American western expansion.

    Educational Programs

    Lecture series, symposia, gallery talks, educational workshops and programs, performances, literary readings, docent-led tours, student tours, and distance learning video conferences. The museum also offers a free extensive library of educational resources via its Teaching Resource Center, accessible online at cartermuseum.org.

    Facilities

    Auditoriums

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    Governance

    The museum operates under the governance of its board of trustees, director, CFO, and COO.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    In addition to its catalogue publishing program, the museum publishes a biannual members' magazine, an annual report, and e-newsletters several times each month.

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Restaurant

    Group Tours

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