Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the breadth and complexity of American creativity. Through an expansive collection, and by presenting world-class exhibitions, sharing dynamic events, sparking cutting-edge research, and more, we offer visitors new ways to encounter and understand American art. The Museum collects the best examples of American artistic creativity by some of the biggest names in art history, with works from the eighteenth century to the present day. From paintings and sculptures to photographs and works on paper, there’s something for everyone in our galleries! And what’s on view is regularly changing, so each time you visit you’ll see something you haven’t seen before.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879-1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Our mission: to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve all communities through exhibitions, publications, and experiences devoted to the celebration of American creativity.
Founded in 1961, the Carter was established to benefit its community by sharing the wonder of American art, fostering the growth of a vibrant cultural spirit, and stimulating artistic imagination. Find out what we were up to last year, from the 20,000 students who visited our galleries to the Carter artworks that traveled the world. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was founded in 1961, fulfilling Amon G. Carter’s desire to establish a museum, free and open to the public, to display his collection of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. During the ensuing decades, the Amon Carter’s holdings expanded to include a broad array of American art, and today the museum houses more than 200,000 objects. Beyond its collection, the museum also maintains a research library that offers over 140,000 items supporting the study of American art and history.The Amon Carter is one of the premier museums of American art in the nation and has been a Fort Worth institution for more than 50 years. Its gallery walls are filled with national treasures representing the best work that many of this country’s artists have produced. At any given time, there are about 400 works of art on view, ranging in medium from grand paintings to delicate works on paper, rare books, dynamic sculptures, and photographs from 1840 to the present day.