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.
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.
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.
Our mission: to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve all communities through exhibitions, publications, and experiences devoted to the celebration of American creativity.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth, Texas, near the Trinity River, which served as a center for the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, the Caddo Nation, and other Nations until their communities were forcibly removed from the area by settlers and soldiers in the 1840s. The Museum recognizes its role as a beneficiary of colonization and acknowledges its ongoing repercussions, including the systemic invisibility of Indigenous peoples. We commit to meaningful and respectful engagement with Indigenous communities and to amplifying Indigenous perspectives and creativity, which are vital to the story of American art. We also commit to good stewardship of this site, using it to build an inclusive and equitable space for all.
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.
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