Rights and Reproductions

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art supports the use of images to encourage research, education, and publication. Please download and fill out the Image Request Form and email it to Rights and Reproductions to request images and learn about fees.

Rights and reproductions requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the date the materials are needed to ensure adequate processing time. Requests that require new photography may take longer to process.

Please note that in many cases the Carter owns only the physical object, and does not assume responsibility for intellectual property, including copyright, or any other legal issues involved in the publication and reproduction of items in its collection.

While the Registration Department will assist the applicant with contact information, it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain permission from the copyright owner or administrator. The copyright owner or administrator may impose their own additional procedures and fees.

If you are a journalist and need images or information about the museum, our collection, or exhibitions, please contact the Communications and Marketing Department or call 817.989.5065. If your request is approved, digital files will be sent by email; other media requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The museum does not grant permission for use of its images in commercial advertising or for images taken from already published material.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Collection Online and Copyright

Records and images found in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) are published from the museum's collection database. Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing and published online continually.

The Carter does not hold the copyright to many of the works in its collection, and respects the intellectual property rights held by artists, their estates, and other rights holders. Every effort has been made to accurately determine the rights status of works and their images. For copyrighted works with a known rights holder, a copyright notice is displayed as part of the record for the artwork. Sometimes the rights holder for a work cannot be identified or located despite a good-faith search conducted by the Carter. Such "orphan works" are labeled as "Status undetermined" as part of the record for the artwork. For some artworks, copyright research is still incomplete; these works are labeled as "Status unknown, research required." Please email Rights & Reproduction if you have information on the rights status of a work that is contrary to or in addition to the information in our records.

Images may be unavailable for a work of art due to contractual reasons, copyright and privacy/publicity restrictions, because a work has not yet been photographed, or a work is too fragile to be photographed. For records with images, a combination of copyright status and available image quality determine the final image size on the collection website. Under fair use, the Carter publishes thumbnail-size images of copyrighted works for which it does not have a license to reproduce or to grant others the right to reproduce.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Carter respects the intellectual property rights of others. The Carter may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, disable, and/or terminate access to any material on, or linked to or from, this website that it suspects infringes upon a third party’s intellectual property rights.

The Carter complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to internet service providers (17 U.S.C. § Section 512). To provide notification of a claim of copyright infringement on this website, please provide the Carter with the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed.
  2. Description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on the Carter’s website.
  3. Contact information for the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and email address.
  4. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, and is not subject to the laws of fair use.
  5. A statement, made under the penalty of perjury, that the above information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  6. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Copyright infringement notifications should be submitted to:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Attn: Registration Department
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 817.989.5176
Email: rights at cartermuseum dot org