Prior to contacting the museum, consult the following list of frequently asked questions, where you might find an answer more quickly.
General Questions about the Museum
- Can a curator or another staff member identify or appraise a work of art that I own?
The museum does not appraise, evaluate, or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser, please contact the following organizations:
- I am a scholar/researcher, how do I make an appointment to see a work of art in the collection that is not on view?
Please fill out the research request form and fax or mail to the registrar at:
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
- May I reproduce a work in the museum's collection?
Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of images with Amon Carter Museum of American Art copyright is specifically prohibited. If you wish to utilize images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than "fair use," as defined by copyright laws, it is necessary to receive prior written permission by contacting the rights and reproductions department for more information.
- How can I obtain a reproduction of a work in the museum's collection?
Slides, postcards, posters, and other reproductions are available for purchase at the Museum Store. Educators in the North Texas region may contact the museum’s Teaching Resource Center for more assistance.
- How should I care for my own collection?
In general, objects should have basic protection from excess exposure to light, fluctuations in temperature and humidity, insect pests, and careless handling. Conservation Online maintains links to numerous Web sites providing information about caring for art and artifact collections. To find a conservator, The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works provides guidelines for selecting one and offers referrals.
- I have a painting from your museum. What is it worth?
In the past the museum sold reproductions on canvas of several popular paintings. These include Albert Bierstadt, Sunrise, Yosemite Valley; William M. Chase, Idle Hours; Jasper F. Cropsey, Narrows from Staten Island; William M. Harnett, Ease; Thomas Moran, Cliffs of Green River; and several paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The reproductions were made on canvas and appeared to be original paintings. “Amon Carter Museum” was stamped on the back of each one. These reproductions are no longer for sale through the Museum Store, but many are still in existence. However, they have not appreciated in value from their original selling price.