Photo and Video Policy

Art is meant to be shared! Wondering if you can snap a photo of that piece you love? Here’s the answer.

Visitor Photography

We encourage visitors to capture their visit and share on social media with #CarterArt, but we have a few rules to protect the art and to respect other visitors’ experiences.

  • Photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use only with small handheld cameras/devices.
  • Flash photography is not permitted.
  • Tripods, monopods, and other camera extensions such as selfie sticks are not permitted.
  • Photography of certain works on view at the museum may be prohibited. A no-photography symbol will be posted in the galleries or next to the work of art.
  • Photography must be conducted without disruption to other visitors, museum operations, or limitation to the accessibility of exhibitions, entrances/exits, doorways, and high-traffic areas.
  • Visitors must remain behind stanchions and maintain a safe, non-touching distance from all artwork, cases, platforms, and pedestals.
  • Photography of restricted areas is never permitted. Photography of the exterior of the museum and the outdoor grounds is permitted.
  • Photographs taken by visitors cannot be published, sold, reproduced, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is not responsible for any uses of visitor photography that infringe upon third-party copyrights or other rights.

Personal Photography

Staged photography, with or without a hired professional photographer, is not permitted in the museum including, but not limited to, graduations, proms, engagement/bridal portraits, or weddings.

Museum Photography

While at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, visitors may be photographed by museum photographers or other authorized parties. These images may be used to publicize the museum and its activities in print, online, and in display materials, and they may also be distributed to the media. Attendance on the museum premises constitutes implied consent for the use of visitors’ likenesses in the museum’s promotional materials.

Press Photography

Members of the media must make arrangements for all photo and video shoots in advance, and must be escorted by a staff member at all times or have permission from Communications and Marketing to shoot independently. Call or email the Communications and Marketing department to schedule your visit. Photo shoot requests that cannot be staffed will be declined.