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“The American art museum of Fort Worth”

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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Fort Worth Cultural District Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 166 things to do in Fort Worth
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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
Reviewed February 3, 2012

This is a fine collection. I like to take visitors from out of town.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Wife and friend and I visited for first time. Was expecting a lot of photography, a lot of Remington & Russell, and a smattering of American landscapes in a smallish museum. Well, we got all that and so much more. First off, this a pretty good size museum. It took us almost three hours to self-tour it. There's a main hall dedicated to Amon Carter and his vision for the museum of American Art...very interesting especially if you love Ft. Worth, TX. The holdings are very high quality, many of them important, even iconic, works of the artists. The museum has two stories with themed viewing halls. However, the part that moves a viewer is the stories that accompany the pieces. An underlying theme of how times change permeates the museum, and that theme is presented on many levels from improvement of an artist between early and later works to grander themes such as the transformation of the American West...even the building of this wonderful museum. The museum includes a library and a larger portion of the Remington/Russell holdings are presented in a research/study gallery to give insight to the artistic process. One big surprise was the collection of modern art -- thought Ft. Worth's Modern Art Museum would sure like to house some of these items. I usually take my out-of-town visitors to the Stockyards to get a taste of Ft. Worth, but now I know where to take them to get a perspective of Texas and the American West.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

One thing about the museums in Fort Worth: EXCELLENT. Amazing array of important works. Well displayed. Easy to find, access good, etc.

Thank Art_lover_Dallas
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Amon Carter, newspaper pioneer who was the power behind the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, also founded a great American Art museum. All of the paintings are American, not a single European painting in the lot. I love the Amon Carter for many reasons. First, the museum is constantly rotating their exhibits so I can easily go four times a year and see new art. The museum never feels stale. Certain paintings are always out, namely Charles Russell and Frederic Remington and a Childe Hassam. There's a Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer. Second, this museum is miraculously FREE and the collections are world-class. Similar museums in other cities would have a ten dollar admission fee and charge extra for special exhibits. Third, the Amon Carter is awesome because of the staff. The staff is always friendly but also the museum staff provides free educational seminars daily to the public. They even arrange free field trips for local public, private and home schools. Allow at least two hours to see this museum. I typically spend about four hours per visit.

Thank PinkRoseBlueSky
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Interesting American art, photography...plus, it's free!

Thank atlrefro16
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