Video and Photography Policy

While at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, visitors may be photographed by museum photographers. These images may be used to publicize the museum and its activities in print, online, and display materials, and 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.

Visitor Photography

We encourage visitors to capture their visit and share on social media with #amoncartermuseum, 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.
• Staged photographs with or without a personally hired, professional photographer are not permitted in the museum including, but not limited to, graduations, proms, bridal portraits, or weddings.
• 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 on the museum outdoor grounds, is always 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.

Press Photography

Members of the media must make arrangements for all photo and video shoots in advance. To coordinate a shoot, please contact the Public Relations office at

Members of the media must be escorted by a Public Relations staff person at all times or have permission from PR to shoot independently. All organized photo shoots inside the museum—for news coverage, school projects, etc.—require a staff member escort. Call or e-mail the Public Relations Office to schedule your visit. Photo shoot requests that cannot be staffed will be declined.