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All galleries offer barrier-free access. If you have questions about your visit, please contact the Visitor Services Manager at


wheelchair.gif The Amon Carter has accessible parking and a barrier-free entrance on Lancaster Avenue. Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices are available for free use while at the museum.

Learn more about accessibility at the Amon Carter.

Blue Star Museum

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is honored to participate in the 2014 Blue Star Museums Program. Because admission is always free to the Amon Carter’s permanent collection and special exhibitions of American art, active and retired military families will also receive a complimentary set of prints featuring photographs by Eliot Porter during their museum visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day. To receive your prints, simply present your military ID to a Visitor Services Representative at the museum’s Information Desk. For more information about the Amon Carter’s participation in the Blue Star Museums Program, please contact Visitor Services at 817.989.5030 or

Inclement Weather Policy

The museum closes for inclement weather if the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes. Visit to learn about the status of FWISD classes.

Things to Know When Visiting the Amon Carter

  • All bags and purses brought into the museum are subject to inspection.
  • Bags and purses 11-by-15 inches or larger will be inspected by security.
  • Backpacks and camera bags 11-by-15 inches or larger must be checked; lockers are available for free rental in the coat-check area.
  • Hand-held still and video photography is permitted, but only of paintings and sculpture in the museum’s permanent collection, and only if there is not a “do not photograph" icon on the label. Photographs can be taken for personal, non-commercial use only. Tripods are prohibited.
  • Please keep children under the age of three in a stroller; strollers are available at the coat-check area. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • For the safety of the art, please keep at least a twelve-inch distance from the artwork.
  • Tobacco use is not permitted in the museum or on the museum grounds. This includes chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, dip, and snuff. Use of electronic cigarettes, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), or any other nicotine delivery device is also prohibited.


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