Museum History

Now in its sixth decade of operation, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art. On this page you will find extensive information chronicling the many achievements of the museum in the areas of publishing and exhibitions, as well as a timeline with museum highlights from all aspects of operations.

Mission Statement

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; to collect, preserve, and 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.

Institutional Timeline

This timeline provides a history of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art since the museum opened in 1961.

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Exhibition History

This timeline provides a comprehensive history of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s exhibition history since the museum opened in 1961.

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Publication History

This timeline provides a comprehensive history of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s publications history since the museum opened in 1961.

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