Come for the past, stay for the future
In 2021, the Carter celebrated 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 celebrateed 60 years of American art all year long because of the generosity and support, year after year, of the community we love. Look back on our story and look forward to our journey ahead.
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60 never looked so good!
Whether you live near or far, you can visit the Carter anytime with our virtual gallery experiences.
Explore the special exhibitions that were on view during our 60th anniversary year:
- Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington
- Mitch Epstein: Property Rights
- In the Night Garden
- An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain
- Photography Is Art
- An Expanding Vision: Six Decades of Works on Paper
- Thomas Moran's Mount Superior
- Imagined Realism: Scott and Stuart Gentling
- Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair
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.
60 years of creativity
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 that was on view in 2021 both in the Museum’s collection galleries and in our exciting lineup of special exhibitions. Find out what's on today and find what you love at the Carter!
60 years of celebration
On Saturday, September 25, we celebrated 60 years with our biggest, loudest, boldest party yet! We opened two new exhibitions, invited the entire community for family friendly hands-on art experiences with some of our Carter Community Artists, and grooved to live music with Shakey Graves. And we topped it all off with a spectacular fireworks show. Whew . . . what a party! Here’s to the next 60!