Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon G. Carter was born in 1879 and lived until 1955 when he died tragically in a plane crash. Amon Carter was a remarkable man having started Fort Worth's first radio station and he was also President and Publisher of the city's Star-Telegram newspaper. He was also a founding board member of American Airlines. In addition to all this, he had a personal collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell that included many paintings and sculptures and was looking for a place to house them all. Thus it is through the generosity of Amon Carter that lead to the construction and opening of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in 1961.
LOCATION AND VISITOR EXPERIENCE
The museum is located in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District and what better place to build a museum! You can stroll through the cultural district and take in the sites, sounds, and smells of the area, and then visit a world-class museum. The museum's collection is expansive and runs from the 18th century right up until today showcasing some of the best works in American art history.
The museum continuously collects all kinds of works from paintings to sculptures, other forms of art on paper, and just about any other form of art that you can think of. Traveling exhibits come and go which means that if you are a regular visitor to Fort Worth, you can visit the museum on each trip and always find something new. The museum also conducts world-class research so there are always new things to learn even if you are not a self-described art aficionado.
LEARNING AND THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
The museum is a learning place for all ages so when you come to the museum you can expect to find young, old and everything in between. Last year, despite the pandemic, the museum welcomed over 20,000 students and you can still visit the museum's exhibit today provided you take the proper precautions which are listed on their webpage [https://www.cartermuseum.org/] along with visiting hours and other relevant information and to top it off, visiting the museum is free so yet again another reason to visit!
And if you get bored looking at works of art in one part of the museum then just keep on going until you find something you like. There are over 175,000 works of art [https://www.cartermuseum.org/frequently-asked-questions] on display showcasing the best of what art in America has to offer. If you are travelling to Fort Worth anytime soon then you certainly don't want to miss out on such a world-class museum!
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