Come for the past, stay for the future
The Carter is celebrating 60 years. 60 years of collecting. Curating. Carefully preserving. 60 years of showing off the classics and showcasing the new. 60 years of building momentum, gaining energy, creating inspiration, finding connections, and sharing our vision. We’re able to celebrate 60 years of American art all year long because of the generosity and support, year after year, of the community we love. Join us as we look back on our story and look forward to our journey ahead.
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60 years of celebration
Join us for our biggest, loudest, boldest, party yet! We’re celebrating our 60th year with a day full of special exhibitions, family-friendly and hands-on art experiences, and live music featuring Shakey Graves, all ending with a fireworks show. Learn more about our Birthday Bash!
Join us Saturday, September 25 from 4–10 p.m.
60 never looked so good!
Whether you live near or far, you can visit the Carter anytime with our virtual gallery experiences.
Take a virtual visit through our collection galleries! Created in January 2021, this 3-D tour unlocks new stories and shares fun highlights through video, audio, and more. Click to navigate through the galleries and hover your mouse over the buttons for more information about select works of art. Check back often to see what’s new!
Explore the special exhibitions An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, Photography Is Art, and An Expanding Vision: Six Decades of Works on Paper!
60 years of the Carter
The story of the Carter is full of the people, places, and things that exemplify passion, dedication, and creativity. Take a deep dive into the Carter’s history with timelines of the museum and its founders.
Art. American art. Like the people who make it, the art comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and represents many perspectives. Discover the variety of creativity on view in 2021 both in the museum’s collection galleries and in our exciting lineup of special exhibitions, and find what you love at the Carter!