Polls Are Now Open at the Amon Carter Museum for Decision 2008

Release date: 
March 14, 2008

The Texas Primaries have come and gone, but the ballot box is just opening at the Amon Carter Museum as it launches Decision 2008.

Visitors of all ages are invited to “vote” for their favorite work of art from the museum’s permanent collection of American paintings and sculpture. Better yetand unlike a political electionvoters get to explain why they love their favorite work of art.

Visitors can vote at the museum; ballots and ballot boxes are available at the information desk. There is also an online ballot at http://www.cartermuseum.org/decision**2008.

“At the Carter, we are very interested in hearing from our visitors,” said Nora Christie Puckett, student, family and adult programs manager. “Decision 2008 is a fun way for them to bring the spirit of the election year into the museum, take a fresh look at the art, and share their insights and opinions.”

Voting is open until the end of May. As the extended election process continues, select responses will be published on the Amon Carter Museum’s Web site. Once the tallying takes place, the “winning” artworks will be featured in four different Visitors Voice programs in June and July. These will be free and open to the public.

At the Amon Carter Museum, visitors can learn about this country’s fascinating social and cultural history through great works of American art.

Admission to the museum is free. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 ** 5; Thursday 10 ** 8; Sunday Noon ** 5; closed Mondays and major holidays.