About

Welcome to the Carter!

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the breadth and complexity of American creativity. Through an expansive collection, and by presenting world-class exhibitions, sharing dynamic events, sparking cutting-edge research, and more, we offer visitors new ways to encounter and understand American art.

Two men in front of artworks on the wall

The museum collects the best examples of American artistic creativity by some of the biggest names in art history, with works from the eighteenth century to the present day. From paintings and sculptures to photographs and works on paper, there’s something for everyone in our galleries! And what’s on view is regularly changing, so each time you visit you’ll see something you haven’t seen before.

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.

exterior of Amon Carter Museum of American Art at sunset

Year in Review

Founded in 1961, the Carter was established to benefit its community by sharing the wonder of American art, fostering the growth of a vibrant cultural spirit, and stimulating artistic imagination. Find out what we were up to last year, from the 20,000 students who visited our galleries to the Carter artworks that traveled the world.

2018 Annual Report 

Museums serve an important role both nationally and locally. Learn more about the Carter’s economic and educational impact.

2018 Economic and Educational Impact Report 

The Collection

The Carter has something for everyone: historic or contemporary, western or modernist. 

A dash for timber, remington
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still life of flowers
Colorful assortment of objects against a white background
Swimming, Eakins
Colorful assortment of objects against a white background
Swimming, Eakins
still life of flowers
A dash for timber, remington
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Inspiration awaits you!

Expect to hear from us once a month with our newsletter, giving you insider scoop about upcoming events, current exhibitions, and the latest news from the Carter.

On view through December 29, 2019

Gordon Parks The New Tide Early Work 1940-1950

Washington, D.C. Government charwoman, July 1942