Research at the Carter
The Carter’s research facilities include a library of over 150,000 items, archives with both institutional and private papers, and a Study Room where you can view artwork up close. Plus there is always something exciting on view, from the latest periodicals and rare illustrated books to delicate drawings and archival documents.
Please note: The Library will be closed on May 19 and 20 for a private event.
Library and Study Room Hours
|Sunday, Monday, Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday, Friday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m.–7 p.m.|
|Saturday (September through May)||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Other times by appointment|
The Library is open during public hours with a staff member available to assist you, no appointment necessary. Materials may not be checked out, but scanning to email or a flash drive is free, as well as photocopies, printouts, and microform under 10 pages (after that a 15-cent charge per page applies).
In the Study Room, you can view special collection objects and artwork not currently on display. We are currently building a new interface for searching and accessing the Carter's art and archives resources; in the meantime please contact us if you'd like to know more about our collection or fill out this form if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Please note that access to the collections at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art does not imply permission to copy, quote, publish, or otherwise make public use of any part of the collection. Researchers assume the responsibility to secure such permissions, including permission from the Carter, prior to use.
May 17–September 30, 2022
Curated by the Library’s Cristo Rey Work Study intern, Little Misfits highlights interesting and often overlooked books from the Library’s collection. With an eye for the surreal and unexpected, these books include vibrant woodcuts, fur-covered spines, and photographs that are not what they seem.
Image: Kenneth Price (1935-2012), Cup Gets the Worm, ca. 1968, lithograph, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 1968.368, © Kenneth Price