Free Admission/Free Tours of Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth Daily

While every day is free, bring the family out to the free Family Fun Day on April 11, 2010 at the Amon Carter Museum  in Fort Worth, which is devoted to American art of all media. Admission to the permanent collection is always free, and admission to most of the temporary exhibits is free.  Please check the website to be sure on some of the temporary exhibitions.   free museum day amon-carter-free-fun-day-april-11The Amon Carter Museum hosts a number of family days (next one – April 11) that include crafts and other activities, storytime for the younger set, and a variety of lectures, talks, and tours by experts, also free.

Current Exhibitions

American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – February 27, 2010–May 30, 2010

Savor the opportunity to view the finest watercolors, pastels, and drawings by leading avant-garde American artists of the early 20th century. This February, these rarely seen artworks, free-amon-carter-museum-fort worthfrom America’s oldest public art museum, will travel to the Carter. Artists represented include Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth.

Complementing the Amon Carter Museum’s own modernist holdings, American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art provides a groundbreaking new look at the varied directions pursued by modern American artists from 1910 to 1960. Capturing the restless, spontaneous, and confident American spirit, the exhibition examines progressive art movements such as Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Romanticism.

Free Tours of Permanent Collection

Free tours featuring highlights from the permanent collection take place Thursday through Sunday at 2 p.m. and begin at the Information Desk. No reservations are required, and admission is free.


The Mission

The Amon Carter Museum was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.

Amon G Carter

Amon G. Carter, a legendary figure in Texas history, was for most of his life Fort Worth’s leading citizen and champion. Mr. Carter’s will provided for the establishment of a museum in Fort Worth devoted to American art. “As a youth, I was denied the advantages which go with the possession of money,” he stated in the will. “I am endeavoring to give to those who have not had such advantages, but who aspire to the higher and finer attributes of life, those opportunities which were denied to me.”

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