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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth, Texas, in the city's cultural district. The museum's permanent collection features … See more

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Dec 15, 2022
Wonderful collection of artist images that documented Native Americans and the Old West! A just right size for gaining appreciation for art and the life of the inhabitants of the West, past and pres… Full review by redfam
Dec 14, 2022
Great museum. Permanent collection includes early modernist American painters and sculptors. Georgia OKeefe, Calder, Cox who I never heard of but was really cool Then onto the western masters Russe… Full review by Jjones1918
Dec 11, 2022
We were primarily interested in their Remington and Russell art but we walked by a lot of other really interesting art and it's all free. Full review by KansasMover

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Devoted to American Art
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth. It was established by Amon G. Carter to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Carter’s will provided a museum in Fort Worth devoted to American art. When the museum opened in 1961, its first director, Mitchell A. Wilder, sought a broader vision for its collection. Wilder believed that the grand story of American art could be interpreted as the history of many artists at different times working on “successive frontiers” in the great pageant of American history. As a result of this vision, the museum's collections began to expand in many fascinating ways, from the first landscape painters of the 1830s to modern artists of the twentieth century. Today, the collection includes masterworks by such artists as Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Demuth, Martin Johnson Heade and Alfred Stieglitz. The museum also possesses one of the premier collections of American photography in the nation, comprising more than 30,000 exhibition prints by some 400 photographers. The photography collection also includes the work and archives of several notable American photographers, including Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss. The museum continues to collect American art and produce related programs, publications, and exhibitions. Philip Johnson, the museum’s original architect, designed and completed the building’s most recent expansion in 2001. Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12 – 5 pm.
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