Fort worth

United States



Address:
3501 Camp Bowie
Texas
76107
Phone: 817.738.1933
Fax: 817.989.5079
Website: cartermuseum.org

Amon Carter Museum

A self-made man, Amon G. Carter (1879–1955) became a legendary figure in Texas history and Fort Worth’s leading citizen and champion. His interest in the art of Remington and Russell developed through his friendship with Will Rogers. Mr. Carter’s will provided for the establishment of a museum in Fort Worth, free and open to the public, devoted to American art. “As a youth, I was denied the advantages which go with the possession of money,


Permanent Collection

The Carter houses one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from works by the early nineteenth-century artist-explorers through those of the mid-twentieth-century modernists and up to the work of contemporary photographers. The museum also holds one of the most comprehensive collections of work by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.


Forthcoming exhibitions

August 18–October 14, 2007

A Sense of Place: Precisionism in America
A selection of works on paper from the Carter’s collection depict Precisionism, the style employed by Charles Demuth in his paintings in the special exhibition Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster.

August 18–October 14, 2007

Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster
This exhibition examines a key group of paintings from the late career of Charles Demuth (1883–1935), one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century modernist painters. The show places his works within the larger cultural context of the American avant-garde.

August 18–December 2, 2007

With New Eyes: Exploration and the American West
Explore the contributions of the photographers who participated in the U.S. government’s surveys of the West that began in 1867, two years before the completion of the transcontinental railroad. These artists helped shape public knowledge of and opinions about the interior West.

September 15, 2007–January 8, 2008

Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke
Frank Gohlke (b. 1942) is one of America’s leading landscape photographers. For more than thirty years, he has taken photographs that depict how Americans build their lives within a natural world that rarely matches the pastoral ideal.


Cost

Free admission.


Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.


Getting there

Public transportation: The #7 bus travels from downtown, through the Cultural District, and south to the Fort Worth Zoo and Texas Christian University. The Trinity Railway Express travels between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Parking lots are on Camp Bowie Boulevard, on the north side of the building, and on Lancaster Avenue, south of the building. On evenings and weekends, parking is available at the University of North Texas Health Science Center east garage on the corner of Clifton Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard.


Facilities

Handicap parking spaces are on Lancaster Avenue, with an accessible sidewalk to the barrier-free Lancaster entrance. All galleries are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available at the museum.


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

Amon Carter Museum Director Ron Tyler announced today that the museum will close to the public beginning May 21 for a period of approximately three months to undergo preventive maintenance and repairs on the building’s fire suppression system. The museum will reopen for the special exhibitions Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster and Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke.

The Amon Carter Museum will eliminate admission fees to special exhibitions when it reopens this fall 2007, providing free access to all of the museum’s galleries and enabling greater public access to one of the country’s finest museums of American art.


Membership

Individual Membership $50


Free admission for two adults to ticketed exhibitions

Invitation to purchase two tickets for exclusive members-only exhibition previews

Exclusive access to the Members Lounge

Discount of 15 percent in the Museum Store

Complimentary subscription to our award-winning magazine, Program

Advance notice of special programs and store sales

Free/priority or reduced admission to lectures, workshops, and programs

Recognition in the Carter’s Annual Report


Sponsorship

The Corporate Leaders Society welcomes businesses that recognize the importance of the arts in our community. Membership dues are investments in the Carter’s commitment to reach out through free admission, exhibitions, and educational programs. Enjoy corporate visibility, employee rewards, client services, and opportunities for elegant corporate entertaining.

For more information or to join, please call 817.989.5062 or e-mail membership@cartermuseum.org.


Venue hire

Venue is available for hire for corporate members only. We do not host weddings or political events.