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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone Number: 817-738-1933
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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
Description: Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of...
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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Nice collection of American art

This museum has a nice collection of American art, including western art. We saw the visiting Phillips collection, but the museum's permanent collection seems very good on its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2013
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This museum has a nice collection of American art, including western art. We saw the visiting Phillips collection, but the museum's permanent collection seems very good on its own. I especially enjoyed the American landscape paintings. Museum is small enough to be not exhausting, and is nicely arranged. Free admission is a wonderful bonus!

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This free museum holds works of art by diverse American artists from the beginning of the American experience. We saw the traveling Phillips collection of art from the 1800s through the 20th century (only one of three museums to offer this collection). The museum also has many permanent collections by such varied artists as Frederic Remington, Georgia O'Keefe, Alexander Calder,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The very best Western art museum in the country. I highly recommend a visit to this iconic museum. If you want to understadn American art, this is the place get a full serving.

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Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
5 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went to the Amon Carter Museum to see the special exhibit on American art on loan from the Phillips Collection of Washington D.C. The exhibit was excellent. We also viewed other well-known artists. It was diverse and very interesting to see. They close at 5 so be sure and get there early. You can spend a day going through... More 

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I love the art they present and the museum is always clean and never too crowded.. People at front desk have always been knowledgable and helpful. Small but good gift shop.

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bunnybride79
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My husband,who is an artist, and I visited Amon Carter this recent holiday break and were pleasantly surprised at the quality and scope of this museum. It has a friendly education-focused environment, has paintings and sculptures by many of the masters, and is a very manageable size. Perfect for a jaunt before or after lunch or to introduce folks to... More 

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Norman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We usually visit here for the western art, but this time we went for the special exhibit on American art on loan from the Phillips Collection of Washington, D.C. The works are by well-known artists, usually collected when they were painting. It was fascinating. The exhibit was arranged thematically rather than historically so you could see how different artists present... More 

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Dallas Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I love this place, admission was free , Remington, my personal favorite has oodles on display. The only issue is whether to make this a couple of hours or an entire day!

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Magnificent collection of photography, and another of U.S. Western art, including paintings by Russell and sculptures and paintings by Remington. The American landscapes collection is very rich. A jewel is Eakins "The Swimming Hole." One of the 3 jewels in Ft. Worth's museum crown.

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denton, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Phillips and the Carters built their collections over similar periods and seeing both in juxtaposition provides insight. The exhibit ends soon so go now!

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