Amon G. Carter loved the city of Fort Worth, and he desired to give to its citizens opportunities that he didn’t have as a child. In his will, he left the money to establish Amon Carter Museum of American Art, open and free to the public for over fifty years. It is filled with over 200,000 of our national treasures, and has a research library for studying American art.
The building, in the city’s Cultural District, was designed by architect Philip Johnson. The front stone arches and high, geometric ceilings are beautifully designed, and the walls are an amazing work of art, made from native Texas shellstone. The building is a perfect home for the riches it holds.
The permanent collection includes Carter’s original collected works of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, considered the two greatest artists of the American West. There are also beautiful masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Cyrus Dallin and Thomas Eakins.
Guests of the museum can also view three special exhibitions right now: “To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection”, “Industrial Monuments: Photographs and Works on Paper from the Machine Age” and “Larry Sultan’s Homeland: American Story”. Several new exhibitions are coming to the museum in January.
Immerse yourself in Fort Worth culture by spending a day at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Enjoy and honor the legacy of one of Fort Worth’s most beloved leaders.