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Museum is a bit dated on the outside but has a nice view of the area as it's built on a small hill.
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Tues.-Sat., = 10-5 (Thurs., till 8). Sun., = 12-5. Closed Mon., holidays.
817-738-1933 2 hours
October 2011 All year
$0-9 Fort Worth Texas
Website Educational Art Museums
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The Amon Carter Museum is a free museum located in the Cultural District in Fort Worth. It focuses on American art from the 1820s to around World War II, with an emphasis on American Western Art. The Amon Carter Museum opened in 1961, shortly after the death of Amon G. Carter who was a wealthy publisher and a civic-minded booster of Fort Worth. Toward the end of his life, Carter had acquired a variety of art works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.

The Amon Carter, the Modern and Kimbell Museums are three of the museums in the Cultural District, and all are within easy walking distance of each other. The buildings reflect their art. The Modern is sleek, contemporary and stylish. The Kimbell is modest, full of natural light, innovative and timeless. Its expansion is taking place mostly underground rather than up or out. Amon Carter is a concrete and glass edifice boldly perched on a hill and built more for function than grace. It quickly expanded in size and has rapidly grown its holdings over the years.

The Amon Carter building is a bit dated and has a sprawling type feel as the expansions do not entirely jibe architecturally. It is free however, so is affordable on any budget. The museum is best known for its Remington and Rusell prints and sculptures and has one of the largest such collections anywhere. The museum also has works from other notable American artists such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe and John Singer Sargent. Amon Carter has over 40,000 photographs, ranging from the very earliest prints to fairly recent ones. There are too many photos to display so as with much of the museum’s art, exhibits are rotated. From an art viewing perspective, the Amon Carter facility and collection is one notch below those of the Modern and Kimbell. However, Amon Carter should appeal to Western Art buffs as well as those interested in 19th century American paintings.
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