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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone Number: 817-738-1933
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Ranked #1 of 72 Attractions in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of nineteenth-and twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper, and it is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 'til 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and major holidays

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I would have given Amon Carter an average rating because I don't really connect with what I would call western art, meaning art depicting scenes of cowboys and Indians, etc. However, I visited the museum with several people who are fans, and they were able to help me appreciate the pieces through their appreciation. In light of that experience, I... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum--striking building, city view and free parking. The art is wonderful, particularly the western US artwork. Indeed, seeing the Russell exhibit led us to visit his home & studio in Montana this summer. Other parts of the collection are a pleasure to see, as well. We've been here several times & have been particularly impressed by... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not crazy about the Philip Johnson building--it's got that sort of "holier than thou" quality of 1960s modernism. The art inside though is another matter entirely. The Amon Carter was founded with a bequest of western art, primarily Remingtons and Russells and things of that kind and committed to collecting the best examples of 19th and early 20th century American... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This museum features American artists, including paintings and sculptures by Remington and Russel. There are also works by O'Keeffe and other nineteenth and twentieth century artists, in addition to special exhibitions.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum! It is a nice size to visit in an hour or so and I can't believe it is all free. There is great artwork to be found throughout. Permanent works (by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell) and also temporary works. Everything is very interesting and well displayed. Very nice gift shop too. Highly recommend... More 

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I am not real appreciative of art, but my son is an artist and my wife loves it, so I go to many more art museums than I would if left to my own devices. This is above average because, one, it is free, and even if you don't really love anything inside all you've lost is your time. Two,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I annually visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art when I am back in Fort Worth. Excellent art by Remington and CM Russell and other temporarily exhibits. This is a must see museum when in Fort Worth. Always very enjoyable!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum has been a part of my life for decades, and some of the beautiful paintings are like old friends, but it is certainly not a little hick town museum. I didn't go early on because it was called western art, and though there are a lot of Remingtons and Rembrandts, it has some of the most paintings I... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Background. While I have patronized quite a few museums, this was the first art museum I have visited (not including the Charles Beckendorf Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX). I visited this museum primarily to view the Russells and Remingtons. While I did enjoy some of the prints by other artists (landscapes, western, military, etc), I skipped-over the abstracts, photographs and other... More 

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Some of the best Remington and Russell cowboy art and sculptures I have ever seen. Wide open inviting museum and it all was for free!

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